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Future of Military Vehicle Capabilities from Oshkosh Defense on Display at Modern Day Marine

OSHKOSH, Wis. (Sept. 26, 2011) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will showcase a range of cutting edge vehicle platforms and technologies to serve the U.S. Marine Corps in its exhibit at Modern Day Marine 2011 in Quantico, Va.

The Oshkosh Light Combat Tactical Vehicle (LCTV) will be on display at the show. Designed to demonstrate the future of light tactical vehicle technologies – including improved off-road mobility and exportable power capabilities – the LCTV has been independently developed and tested by Oshkosh Defense. The vehicle completed the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 off-road race in the Mexican desert in 2010. Lessons learned during the race and feedback from the field have advanced the development of technologies available to the Marine Corps today, including Oshkosh offerings for upgrading the HMMWV fleet. 

“Oshkosh Defense has developed industry-leading mobility and protection solutions for the Marine Corps’ heavy and medium fleets for years, and we are expanding our efforts with extensive R&D work to bring the light fleets up to a new level of performance,” said John Bryant, vice president and general manager of Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “We’ve developed an upgraded HMMWV using our battle-tested TAK-4® independent suspension system to give Marines improved mobility, survivability and ride quality.”

 Oshkosh also will exhibit its innovations with exportable power solutions to meet the increasing energy demands of modern military equipment, in accordance with the DoD Operational Energy Strategy. A Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) with On-Board Vehicle Power (OBVP), which can export up to 120 kW of military-grade power and reduce the need for generators, will also be on display. The MTVR with OBVP can deliver enough energy to power a command center, city block or small airport, and is currently in testing with Marines.

Vehicles and Advanced Technologies on Display

  • The Oshkosh LCTV technology demonstrator
  • Oshkosh’s upgraded HMMWV, equipped with the Oshkosh TAK-4 independent suspension system
  • The MTVR with OBVP
  • An MTVR 8×8 with Load Handling System (LHS) featuring a 16.5 ton payload capacity and steering rear axles for improved maneuverability
  • In an outdoor display, the Oshkosh Heavy Recovery System (HRS) technology demonstrator will showcase new performance, mobility and protection for U.S. Armed Forces’ recovery vehicle fleets. Oshkosh Defense developed the HRS based on the proven Logistics Vehicle Replacement System (LVSR) platform and cutting edge wrecker technology from Jerr-Dan, an Oshkosh Corporation company

Oshkosh executives will be available to discuss the vehicles and technologies at booth #2404 during the show, which is taking place Sept. 27-29 at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico.

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 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.

®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

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