Oshkosh Defense Receives Delivery Orders of $31 Million for U.S. Marine Corps Medium Fleet
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Jan. 8, 2010 — Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) today announced that its Defense division has received two delivery orders valued at $31.5 million from Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) to install armor kits on 300 vehicles and manufacture more than 90 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements (MTVR) for the U.S. Marine Corps.
Oshkosh Defense will supply the Marine Corps with primarily the cargo variant of the vehicle as well as a few tractors, wreckers and dump variants of the MTVR. Production at the company’s Oshkosh, Wis. facilities will be completed by September 2010. Installation of the MTVR armor kits will be finished at two of the company’s regional service centers in Jacksonville, N.C., and Oceanside, Calif.
The Oshkosh MTVR is an all-terrain, multipurpose logistics vehicle used by the Marines and Navy Seabees. The MTVR uses the Oshkosh® TAK-4® independent suspension system, which has undergone more than 500,000 miles of government testing to achieve superior off-road mobility. Featuring an off-road 7.1-ton payload capacity and an on-road 15-ton payload capacity, the MTVR comes in several variants for the transportation of troops, materials or equipment. Oshkosh has supplied the Marines and Seabees with more than 10,000 MTVRs, which have been successfully operating in off-road missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world.
Oshkosh has produced more than 70,000 military-class vehicles at its facilities. Oshkosh has the available capacity, highly skilled workforce and proven manufacturing capability to deliver this medium truck order and vehicles for other Defense programs, including the MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) and the U.S. Army’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), as well as the capability to meet any surges in production if needed.
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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