OSHKOSH DEFENSE DISPLAYS THE NEXT GENERATION OF LIGHT VEHICLES AT GULF DEFENSE AND AEROSPACE EXHIBITION 2017
OSHKOSH, Wis. (December 12, 2017) — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, will be displaying supreme mobility and transportability with the Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at the Gulf Defense and Aerospace Exhibition and Conference from December 12-14, 2017 at the Kuwait International Fair, Kuwait.
The Oshkosh JLTV is the next-generation light tactical wheeled vehicle with an unprecedented combination of protection, mobility, transportability, and net-ready systems integration.
“The JLTV will replace a large portion of the aging uparmored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) fleet to fill a capability gap in light vehicle fleets,” said George Mansfield, Vice President and General Manager for International Business at Oshkosh Defense. “Our vehicle will give soldiers around the world greater protection, transportability, network capability and off-road mobility.”
The JLTV family of vehicles is equipped with the TAK-4i™ intelligent independent suspension system, allowing the JLTV to deliver superior ride quality at speeds 70 percent faster than today’s top-performing tactical wheeled vehicles. Additionally, the TAK-4i independent suspension system can be raised and lowered using interior operator controls to meet sea, air and land transportability requirements. The JLTV can be air transported internally by a C-130, C-5, and C-17 or externally by CH-47 and CH-53.
Under the U.S. JLTV contract, Oshkosh will produce and deliver up to 17,000 JLTVs for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. The JLTV program is scheduled to achieve full rate production authorization in December 2019, at which time the vehicle would be available for foreign military sale deliveries.
Oshkosh has been supporting militaries in the Middle East for nearly 30 years and has a well-established presence, with offices in the United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Countries throughout the region, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and Oman, rely on Oshkosh vehicles every day.
Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available to discuss the company’s full portfolio, including the JLTV, at the Gulf Defence and Aerospace Exhibition, booth #1607.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is celebrating 100 years of business and making a difference in people’s lives in 2017. Oshkosh is a global leader in designing and manufacturing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Since the Company’s humble beginnings, Oshkosh has grown in size and global footprint. Today, Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries and are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation. Oshkosh Corporation is a different integrated global industrial committed to making a difference for customers, shareholders, our communities and the environment. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
For further information
Sr. Manager, Global Brand Management