PEO, RIA-JMTC Partner on Husk to Improve Soldier Survivability


Photo By Debralee Best | Rock Island Arsenal – The HUSK is the replacement cab for the HETS. The new design eliminates the need for add-on kits by having a fully replaceable armored cab, providing greater protection for the Soldier (U.S. Army photo by Debralee Best/RIA-JMTC).

Posted: May 27, 2020

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. – Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) – Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (JMTC) is once again improving Soldier protection on the battlefield. RIA-JMTC’s most recent program in this endeavor is the Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) Urban Survivability Kit (HUSK).

The HET is a military logistics vehicle designed to transport, deploy, and evacuate heavy military vehicles. With its semitrailer (HETS), it is able to transport vehicles as large as the M1A2 Abrams tank.

With its rich history of improving mobility and survivability for the Warfighter with add-on armor, mobile maintenance units and ambulance upgrades, RIA-JMTC is the ideal manufacturer for this new design.


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