Oshkosh Truck Corporation subsidiary Pierce Manufacturing has received a second major order from the US Army for 31 tactical fire fighting trucks (TFFT).

The contract is valued at approximately $US21.7 million, with an option for another 31 units and deliveries are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2005.

The TFFT was a joint development project between Oshkosh and Pierce. It features an all-wheel-drive Oshkosh chassis with a 450-horsepower engine, an Allison HD 4560 automatic transmission and 62,000 pound gross vehicle weight rating.

The firefighting system includes a 1,000-gallon water tank, a Husky foam system, 500-gpm roof turret and 250-gpm bumper turret. Units are used in structural fire protection, wildland and brush firefighting, fuel and ammunition storage protection, and rescue extrication.

The TFFT contract is being procured through US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, Michigan. The US Army has previously purchased 43 TFFTs from Pierce.