Oshkosh M-ATV Showcased as Survivable, Mobile Solution for U.S. Services in Afghanistan
OSHKOSH, Wis. — March 5, 2009 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), announced today a successful showing of the Oshkosh® MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) at last week’s Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Winter Symposium and Exposition before embarking on a multi-city vehicle demonstration tour.
The Oshkosh M-ATV was on full display at the show attended by military leadership and members of the media. The vehicle will be on tour for a series of demonstrations, highlighting why the Oshkosh M-ATV provides superior crew protection and is the mission-proven and production-ready solution for navigating Afghanistan’s rugged terrain.
“We are looking forward to putting our M-ATV into the hands of potential users so they can get a first-hand look at this exceptionally well-armored and maneuverable combat vehicle,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. “The Oshkosh M-ATV will allow soldiers and Marines need to safely and effectively operate in demanding off-road terrain.”
Two production-representative vehicles were delivered to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds on Feb. 23 for military testing. The M-ATV contract has a potential award value of $2 billion.
Oshkosh Defense delivers the M-ATV with the survivability, mobility, mission-proven and production-ready solutions required for Afghanistan. The vehicle is based on the combat-proven Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) chassis, which has been successfully operating for many years in the most difficult off-road missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world.
Hove has been named the new president of Oshkosh Defense, succeeding W. John Stoddart, who retired in February. Hove has been involved with the military and defense industry for more than 20 years.
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, (NYSE:OSK), 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.
For further information
Sr. Manager, Global Brand Management