Oshkosh Defense Awarded Two Contract Modifications to Repair Heavy, Line Haul Vehicles
OSHKOSH, Wis. — June 4, 2009 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), received two contract modifications from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) that extend current refurbishment efforts of heavy and line haul vehicles at the company’s Kuwait facility. The contract modifications, valued at more than $17 million, are for work that will be completed by the Oshkosh Defense Theater-Provided Equipment Refurbishment (TPER) program.
The TPER program is the result of an urgent requirement to repair tactical vehicles worn from extreme conditions and return them to full mission operability, which enables soldiers to accomplish their missions using the best available equipment. Vehicles covered by these two contracts include the Palletized Load System (PLS), Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT), and Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET), which are all produced by Oshkosh as part of the Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV). Additionally, HET trailers and M915 Line Haul family of vehicles are included in the contract, which were not originally produced by the Oshkosh Defense.
“Oshkosh has always been dedicated to supporting our U.S. forces in-theater through the expansion of maintenance facilities, increased in-country personnel and timely response to urgent needs,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. “Continuation of this work affirms our ability to cost-effectively support these vehicle fleets while providing the Warfighters in the field with the vehicles they need in a timely manner.”
The Oshkosh Defense TPER work will extend through spring 2010 with these latest modifications. Upon completion of these efforts, more than 1,700 vehicles and trailers will have been repaired and returned to U.S. forces.
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
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