Oshkosh Corporation Exceeds M-ATV Delivery Requirements for Fourth Consecutive Month
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Nov. 10, 2009 — Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) announced today it exceeded the MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) delivery requirements for the fourth consecutive month. Oshkosh easily surpassed the October M-ATV production requirement by producing more than 150 additional M-ATVs over the contractual 385.
The company set record production numbers for both the M-ATV and Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) programs at its manufacturing facilities in October, including a record 40 U.S. Marine Corps’ LVSRs. In fact Oshkosh produced a total of more than 1,250 tactical wheeled vehicles, meeting all contractual obligations for the month including the Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) and Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements (MTVR). The first M-ATVs and LVSRs have been delivered to Afghanistan in recent months to support ongoing combat and logistics operations.
“We continue to increase our high-quantity M-ATV production levels while meeting our other contractual obligations,” said Josef Matosevic, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president of global operating systems and vice president operations – Defense. “Our top priority is making sure our customers’ needs are met for our entire line of high-performance vehicles. We achieve this by continuously improving quality levels at our facilities through design innovations, lean manufacturing and assembly process improvements.”
Existing Oshkosh manufacturing facilities have available production capacity for all current and pending military vehicle programs, including M-ATV and the U.S. Army’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), as well as any surges in production. To date, Oshkosh has received orders for 5,219 M-ATVs from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) as part of orders valued at more than $2.8 billion. The company will ramp production up to 1,000 vehicles per month in December.
The Oshkosh® M-ATV uses the Oshkosh patented TAK-4® independent suspension system that also is featured on more than 10,000 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements (MTVR), providing 16 inches of independent wheel travel and a 70 percent off-road profile capability. The TAK-4 system has undergone more than 400,000 miles of government testing and is being retrofitted on more than 2,400 legacy MRAPs for improved off-road mobility. It also is used on the Army’s next-generation Palletized Load System (PLS).
Oshkosh Defense teamed with Plasan North America to provide an advanced armor solution for the M-ATV. Plasan also developed the armor system used on more than 5,000 legacy MRAPs and thousands of Oshkosh MTVR Armored Cabs already in theater.
The Oshkosh heavy-payload LVSR® has an on-road payload capacity of 22.5 tons and an off-road payload capacity of 16.5 tons. It uses the TAK-4 independent suspension system and mechanical rear-steer technology for superior mobility on demanding off-road terrain and unimproved roads. The vehicle also features Oshkosh’s Command Zone™ embedded diagnostics to monitor major vehicle systems, including the engine, transmission and brakes.
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 Corp. 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, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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