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Oshkosh Defense Unveils New M-ATV Ambulance Variant at Army Medical Symposium and Exposition

OSHKOSH, Wis. — May 19, 2010 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), announced today it is unveiling a new version of its well-protected, highly mobile MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) tactical ambulance variant at the 2010 Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) Army Medical Symposium and Exposition, which is being held May 18-20 in San Antonio, Texas. The M-ATV ambulance can be seen at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, booth #558.

“We’ve created an additional M-ATV tactical ambulance variant to offer a side-by-side patient litter layout in response to feedback from the military,” said Ken Juergens, Oshkosh Defense vice president and general manager, Joint Programs. “We developed the M-ATV ambulance to allow military operations to provide critical casualty care services in the unforgiving landscapes where tactical missions must operate. It is very important to us to attend events like the ILW Army Medical forum to meet with the officers and soldiers who will be using our vehicles in theater. Their input is crucial as we build the best possible vehicles for our Warfighters.”

The tactical ambulance variant offers a new mission profile and expanded medical capabilities while maintaining the durable, best-in-class mobility and superior crew protection of the original M-ATV offering. The vehicle seats three crew members plus two litters or four ambulatory patients. Like the standard M-ATV, the tactical ambulance variant provides 16 inches of independent wheel travel and uses 370-horsepower engine, an Allison 3500 SP transmission and a two-channel central tire-inflation system with four terrain settings. To ensure medics can reach and safely evacuate wounded Warfighters in the severe and uneven terrain where they must operate, the tactical ambulance uses the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system to achieve a 70 percent off-road profile capability.

Oshkosh continues to expand the M-ATV into a family of vehicles. This tactical ambulance variant joins another version of the M-ATV ambulance as well as the M-ATV utility variant.

To date, Oshkosh has received orders to deliver 8,079 M-ATVs for operations in Afghanistan, where those M-ATVs already fielded are providing superior off-road mobility for harsh mountainous landscapes and unimproved road networks.

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.

®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

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