Oshkosh Defense Awarded $10 Million for M-ATV Remote Weapon System Kits
OSHKOSH, Wis. — March 10, 2010 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), announced today it has received an award valued at more than $10 million from the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) to supply more than 1,400 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) kits to support remote weapon systems, which will be controlled from inside the vehicle’s crew capsule.
The Oshkosh® M-ATV features exceptional survivability capabilities, as well as the off-road mobility, needed to operate on mountainous terrain and unimproved roads found in places like Afghanistan. To date, Oshkosh has received awards valued at more than $4.75 billion for 8,079 M-ATVs, as well as spare parts kits, upgrade kits and aftermarket support. The M-ATV also is available in utility and ambulance variants.
Using the Oshkosh patented TAK-4® independent suspension system, the M-ATV has a 70 percent off-road profile capability and 16 inches of independent wheel travel. The TAK-4 system is being retrofitted on more than 2,400 legacy MRAPs for improved mobility in Afghanistan. It is featured on more than 10,000 Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements (MTVR), as well as the Marine Corps’ Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) and the Army’s modernized Palletized Load System (PLS), which are also built by Oshkosh.
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.
®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
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