Serious Aluminum for Military Vehicles

Even though the Oshkosh Defense Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4 is highly capable in the field, it is going to be more so thanks to the fact that Alcoa is going to be providing ArmX aluminum armor kits for the vehicle to protect against improvised explosive devices.

Even though the Oshkosh Defense Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4 is highly capable in the field, it is going to be more so thanks to the fact that Alcoa is going to be providing ArmX aluminum armor kits for the vehicle to protect against improvised explosive devices.

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Oshkosh Defense HEMTT A4 is powered by a 500-hp Caterpillar C15 engine

“Our aluminum manufacturing expertise allowed us to take two-inch thick ArmX plate, which is made from the ballistic temper of alloy 7085, and form it into complex shapes,” said David Dobson, president of Alcoa Defense.

The armor kit consists of 14 subassembly components.