Oshkosh Defense Delivers 100,000th Military Vehicle
Oshkosh marks major milestone in mobilizing military forces
OSHKOSH, Wis. (Oct. 17, 2012) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), and producer of light, medium and heavy tactical and armored Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, today celebrated the delivery of its 100,000th military vehicle. Oshkosh employees gathered to commemorate the accomplishment as the Company’s 100,000th vehicle, a MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), rolled off the manufacturing line.
“The founders of Oshkosh Corporation built the Company’s first vehicle with patented four-wheel-drive technologies more than 95 years ago, so it is only fitting that the 100,000th defense vehicle is an M-ATV with exceptional off-road mobility,” said John Urias, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense. “This milestone also speaks to our future. Our vehicles are helping military and security organizations around the world by providing new levels of performance, protection and mobility.”
The 100,000th defense vehicle from Oshkosh is part of the first delivery of M-ATVs to the United Arab Emirates. To date, Oshkosh has received orders for more than 9,500 M-ATVs worldwide.
|Oshkosh Defense Major Programs Timeline|
|Model W-700 Introduced||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers||1939|
|E-Award – Excellence in Wartime Production||U.S. Army and Navy||1945|
|MB-5 ARFF Contract||U.S. Navy||1968|
|M911 HET Contract||U.S. Army||1976|
|HEMTT Production Begins||U.S. Army||1982|
|First LVSR Deliveries||U.S. Marine Corps||1985|
|PLS Contract||U.S. Army||1990|
|MTVR Contract||U.S. Marine Corps||1998|
|Wheeled Tanker Contract||U.K. MoD||2003|
|FMTV & M-ATV Contracts||Joint Services||2009|
|Cargo UGV Project – TerraMax System||U.S. Marine Corps||2010-2012|
|International M-ATV Contract||UAE Armed Forces||2012|
In addition to the M-ATV, Oshkosh Defense produces the U.S. Army and Marine Corps’ heavy and medium vehicles fleets and has developed multiple light vehicle offerings. The Company received a contract this summer for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program’s Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase. The JLTV aims to replace many of the U.S. military’s aged HMMWVs with a lightweight vehicle that offers greater protection, mobility and transportability. The Oshkosh Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) incorporates the latest proven technologies to deliver unprecedented mobility and ride quality.
Oshkosh has delivered a full range of tactical and armored vehicles to nearly 20 countries – including Canada, Mexico, England, Sweden, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Proprietary vehicle technologies developed by Oshkosh also help militaries increase mobility, protection and efficiency in current fleets.
To help militaries sustain their fleets and maintain peak readiness levels, Oshkosh Defense offers a full range of Integrated Product Support services globally. Offerings include training, field service, integrated logistics and parts supply support, as well as fleet modernization to keep vehicles on the move throughout their entire life-cycle.
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 Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, 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, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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