Oshkosh Defense Awarded $6 Million for FHTV Parts
OSHKOSH, Wis. — April 20, 2010 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has received an award of more than $6 million from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to supply 600 axles for the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4, part of the U.S. Army’s Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV). Production is expected to begin in October 2010 and be completed by January 2011.
A 13-ton payload and off-road capabilities make the Oshkosh® HEMTT the backbone of the U.S. Army’s logistics fleet. Improvements to the HEMTT A4 include: a more powerful drivetrain; improved suspension; a fully air-conditioned and armor-ready cab; and other structural changes to make in-field installation of add-on armor quicker and easier. The HEMTT A4 is built with maximum common parts across its variants.
Oshkosh has produced more than 70,000 military-class vehicles at its facilities, including more than 30,000 FHTVs. In addition, the company has begun work on the Army’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) and is currently working on an initial FMTV delivery order valued at $280.9 million for the production and delivery of 2,568 trucks and trailers. Oshkosh has the available capacity, highly skilled workforce and proven manufacturing capability to deliver these and any other vehicle orders for all Army and Defense programs, including the MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV).
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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