Oshkosh Corporation Honored by National Center for Advanced Technologies
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Dec. 1, 2009 — Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) announces today that its Defense division has received two 2009 Defense Manufacturing Excellence Awards from the National Center for Advanced Technologies (NCAT). Donald H. Verhoff, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president of technology, won in the Individual category, and the Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) launch team won in the Large Business – Small Team category.
“At Oshkosh Corporation, our employees fully embrace the importance of supporting our military in extremely difficult circumstances. It is truly an honor to have the defense industry recognize their outstanding achievements,” said Charles Szews, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief operating officer. “During his 36-year career at Oshkosh Corporation, Don Verhoff has displayed a constant commitment to leadership, innovation and the Warfighters. And, our M-ATV production launch team showed great heart in aligning our corporate and supplier resources to exceed delivery expectations for the urgent need of our Armed Forces in Afghanistan.”
The M-ATV launch team has exceeded M-ATV deliveries for five consecutive months. Vehicles started arriving in Afghanistan just three months after the June 30 contract award. The highly mobile and survivable vehicle is equipped with the company’s patented TAK-4® independent suspension system, a patent held by Verhoff. The TAK-4 system is featured on more than 10,000 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements (MTVR) used by the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy Seabees, and is being retrofitted on more than 2,400 legacy MRAPs for improved mobility in Afghanistan. The system is also used on the Army’s next-generation Palletized Load System (PLS A1) and the Marine Corps’ Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR).
Additionally, under Verhoff’s leadership, the Oshkosh ProPulse® technology has become the world’s first hybrid-electric drive train system, suitable for commercial and military vehicle applications. ProPulse technology can be integrated into any new vehicle design, such as the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT A3). Additionally, upgrade kits are available for existing vehicles, such as the MTVR to provide on-board vehicle power (OBVP). The technology has also been integrated on an Oshkosh commercial chassis in a refuse-hauling application as part of the Advanced Heavy Hybrid Propulsion System Project sponsored by the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
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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