Oshkosh Defense Receives Orders for Armor Installation, Vehicle Components
OSHKOSH, Wis. — April 21, 2009 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has received separate orders from the Marine Corps System Command (MARCORSYSCOM) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) potentially totaling more than $21 million for armor installation and military vehicle components.
Under the delivery order with MARCORSYSCOM, Oshkosh will install more than 440 reducible-height armor kits on cargo, dump and tractor variants of the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) and armor kits on MTVR wrecker variants. The total value of this award is more than $10 million and work is expected to be completed by May 31, 2010.
The Oshkosh MTVR is an all-terrain, multipurpose logistics vehicle used by the Marines and Navy Seabees. Oshkosh offers several variants for the transportation of troops, materials or equipment. The vehicle features an off-road 7.1-ton payload capacity and an on-road 15-ton payload capacity.
The contract with the DLA is for axle assemblies for the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT). The minimum order amount under this contract exceeds $700,000 with a five-year maximum of more than $11 million. Oshkosh Defense provides aftermarket service, repair and parts distribution to its customers around the world. With factory-trained technicians, Web-based parts support and service centers worldwide, customers are covered 24/7 whether their vehicles are in the field or in garrison.
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®, BAI®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, Geesink™, Norba™, Kiggen™, 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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