Canadian Government Selects Oshkosh Defense and General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada Team to Pursue MSVS Program
OSHKOSH, Wis. & LONDON, Ontario (March 9, 2011) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), together with General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, has been selected to compete for the Canadian Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) program. The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) selected Oshkosh to proceed following the solicitation of interest and qualifications.
“Oshkosh is pleased to qualify for the Canadian MSVS program – a program that is well suited to our team’s strengths in military vehicle and integrated systems design, as well as life-cycle sustainment,” said Serge Buchakjian, senior vice president and general manager of International Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “The foundation of our MSVS program strategy is expanding Oshkosh operations and workforce in Canada, while providing the Department of National Defence with the very best long-term solution available.”
Oshkosh Defense has teamed with General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for the Standard Military Pattern (SMP) portion of the MSVS program, which will replace the Medium Logistics Vehicles, Wheeled (MLVW) fleet. The companies also are teamed for the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program, which will replace the Armoured Patrol Vehicle (APV) and the Coyote reconnaissance vehicle. The team unveiled a TAPV prototype in February.
The team continues to align its proposal to Canadian Government requirements for industrial and regional benefits. In February, the team announced that London Machinery, Inc. (LMI), an Oshkosh Corporation company, is set to provide in-country manufacturing for the team. The new facility in London, Ontario was designed and built with capacity for future programs. It fosters an experienced workforce to support the TAPV and MSVS programs, as well as a broad range of commercial and specialty vehicle programs.
General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada will provide systems integration and testing support for the vehicles, as well as the complete spectrum of in-country sustainment support.
Oshkosh will serve as the prime contractor for both MSVS and TAPV programs, and will leverage existing Oshkosh vehicle platforms and technologies for its MSVS proposal submissions, including the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT), Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), and the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR). Oshkosh Defense uses the services of Valley Associates to provide Canadian-based marketing and business development.
About London Machinery
London Machinery Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company is a leading North American manufacturer of concrete mixer trucks. Products include Standard mixers, High-Performance mixers and Trailer mixers. In addition, London is Canada’s exclusive sales and support source for McNeilus® refuse trucks, CON-E-CO® batch plants and Oshkosh® S-Series™ trucks. To learn more about London, visit www.lmi.ca.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada
General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, located in London, Ontario, Canada, is a business unit of General Dynamics Land Systems of Sterling Heights, Mich. For 34 years, more than 2,200 highly skilled technical employees have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported to global customers a unique family of light armoured vehicles (LAV). More information on the company is available at www.gdlscanada.com. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). More information about General Dynamics is available at www.gd.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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