Oshkosh Defense Wins Contract to Modernize the U.S. Marine Corps’ Extended Boom Forklift Fleet
Modernization Program to Enhance Operator Protection in High Threat Environments
OSHKOSH, Wis. (Sept. 29, 2014) – The United States Marine Corps System Command has awarded Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, a five-year contract to modernize the service’s Extended Boom Forklift (EBFL) fleet. Under the contract Oshkosh will modernize 495 EBFLs and provide approximately 100 armored cabs as well as replacement parts.
“As the original equipment manufacturer of the EBFL, Oshkosh is very well suited to provide the best value, lowest risk solution to the Marine Corps as they look to enhance the useful life and capability of this expeditionary forklift fleet,” said John Bryant, senior vice president of defense programs at Oshkosh Defense. “Because these forklifts operate right alongside the tactical wheeled vehicles that we build and support for the Marine Corps, we applied our operational insight to optimize the protection, loading functionality and sustainment of this forklift fleet – at an affordable cost.”
Oshkosh Defense has extensive experience sustaining a wide range of military vehicle fleets over their full life cycle. In fact, Oshkosh has remanufactured more than 11,000 heavy and medium tactical wheeled vehicles for the U.S. military since 1960. The Oshkosh remanufacturing and modernization process includes comprehensive vehicle inspection procedures, a proven quality management system, the same rigorous assembly processes applied to new vehicles, and the latest technology upgrades to extend the useful life of the fleet.
“With modernization programs like EBFL, we’re able to provide our customers with enhanced capabilities and better protection for our troops. The Marine Corps will receive vehicles in like-new condition with several design improvements for significantly less cost than a brand new vehicle,” Bryant added.
The EBFL Modernization contract awarded to Oshkosh is a maximum $99 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. All work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and is expected to be completed by September 2019. The contract was competitively procured.
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. 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
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 www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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