U.S. Marine Corps Orders MTVRs from Oshkosh Defense
High-performance tactical vehicle supports Marines and Seabees in off-road operations
OSHKOSH, Wis. (Sept. 6, 2012) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will deliver more than 260 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements (MTVR) to the U.S. Marine Corps following a delivery order from the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM). The Oshkosh MTVR is the medium-payload workhorse vehicle for the Marines and Navy Seabees, and has been used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan in a range of challenging conditions.
“The MTVR was designed to give Marines improved off-road mobility, and since being fielded, it has set the standard for all-terrain vehicle performance,” said John Bryant, vice president and general manager of Joint and Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “The MTVRs delivered under this order will support Marines and Seabees with a wide array of tactical missions and on the most challenging terrain.”
The MTVR is available in several variants for the transportation of troops, materials and equipment. The vehicle uses the Oshkosh-patented TAK-4® independent suspension system to achieve a 70 percent off-road profile capability and 16 inches of independent wheel travel for extensive cross-country operations. Oshkosh has delivered more than 11,000 MTVRs to the Marines and Seabees to date.
Working with the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL) and the National Robotics Engineering Center of Carnegie Mellon University, Oshkosh has also taken the MTVR’s potential further with its TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology kit. TerraMax-equipped MTVRs used in the MCWL Cargo UGV initiative have been evaluated in various mission scenarios and on a diverse range of terrain. The TerraMax UGV technology has the potential to reduce Marines’ exposure to lethal attacks and free up Marines from logistics missions to support other operations.
MTVR variants being produced under this order include the MK25 Cargo, and MK27 and MK28 Extended Cargo trucks. Production will begin in April 2013 and be completed in September 2014. The order is valued at more than $67 million.
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 Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, 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, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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