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Oshkosh Defense to Showcase JLTV Solution at AUSA Winter

Government evaluations of Oshkosh JLTV prototypes to continue through October

OSHKOSH, Wis. (Feb. 19, 2014) — The focus of the AUSA Winter Symposium and Exposition is “preparing the Army for an unpredictable global security environment out to the year 2020 and beyond.” Crucial to this preparation will be future light tactical vehicles that can provide both the mobility and protection soldiers require. To meet this need, Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), will exhibit its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) solution, the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV), at the symposium, Feb. 19-21 in Huntsville, Ala.

Oshkosh’s production-line-assembled JLTV prototypes were delivered ahead of schedule in August 2013 for government testing as part of the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase. Oshkosh is currently supporting government evaluation, which will continue through October 2014, while also conducting further independent testing of its JLTV solution.

“The deliberate and aggressive requirements for the JLTV program will provide our Warfighters a new vehicle class, filling the gap between the HMMWV and MRAP vehicles currently in service,” said John Bryant, senior vice president of Defense Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “The Oshkosh JLTV is a fully systems-engineered solution, developed across multiple vehicle generations to deliver new levels of protected mobility for a lightweight vehicle.”

The Oshkosh JLTV solution leverages an integrated survivability solution derived from the life-saving Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV). The Oshkosh JLTV also provides unprecedented levels of off-road mobility using a next-generation iteration of the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system, called TAK-4i™ intelligent independent suspension system.

Oshkosh combined its engineering and integration expertise to deliver a JLTV that is optimized with both the vehicle design and C4 requirements in mind. Oshkosh’s systems engineering approach considers the impact of the C4 systems during the vehicle design process, allowing potential system conflicts and interference or impacts on ergonomics to be addressed up front. Oshkosh’s “first-pass” approach includes the installation of C4 and other JLTV systems in-house, on the production line. This eliminates the cost of third-party integration and can help improve quality by removing the need to disassemble vehicles for equipment installation.

Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available to discuss the Oshkosh JLTV solution and the company’s broad portfolio of vehicles, technologies and services at AUSA Winter at booth #1435.

About Oshkosh Defense

Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services.  For more than 90 years, 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.

To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at 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®, 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, please visit to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

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