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DE&S signs contract to supply HET capability for the British Army

The UK Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) announced on 23 April that it has signed a £80 million interim capability solution with KBR Ltd to supply Heavy Equipment Transport (HET) capability for the British Army.

The agreement forms part of a wider Materiel Distribution Land Programme, which incorporates HET, bulk liquid transportation (such as fuel tankers) and palletised load-carrying vehicles for the British Army.

Designed to carry 70-tonne main battle tanks, the HET comprises an Oshkosh 1070F 8 x 8 tractor truck and a King Trailer.

Nick Taylor, the Head of Land Combat Vehicles for DE&S, said: “These vehicles are the bedrock of credible operational capability and underpins our logistical provision to ensure the right equipment is delivered to the right people, on time. I am thrilled that we have secured this vital contract so that we can continue to equip and support the British Army.”

Mike Cooper, Senior Responsible Owner of the MDL 25 Programme for the British Army, said: “Placing this contract secures a critical enabling capability for the Army, allowing continued logistic movement of heavy armour and other large equipment for current and future operations and exercises that will ensure the British Army remains able to project fighting power where required.”

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
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