Oshkosh Corporation Exceeds November M-ATV Delivery Requirement
November 20, 2009 |
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Nov. 20, 2009 — Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) today announced it met the November MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) production requirement ahead of schedule on Nov. 19. This marks the fifth consecutive month the company has exceeded the accelerated M-ATV delivery schedule. Oshkosh will continue to increase production to meet December’s requirement of 1,000 vehicles, with output remaining at that high level through April 2010.
Oshkosh received the M-ATV production award and its first delivery order on June 30. Since then, the company has been manufacturing vehicles at unprecedented levels to meet an urgent need in Afghanistan and supply the 6,219 well-protected, highly mobile M-ATVs that have been ordered to date.
“As M-ATVs continue arriving in Afghanistan, our production operations are ramping up and Oshkosh will soon reach the planned 1,000 vehicles per month,” said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. “Our decades of proven experience, a highly skilled workforce and available production capacity in our facilities ensure we will meet our customer’s needs for this program.”
Existing Oshkosh Corporation manufacturing facilities have available production capacity for all current and pending military vehicle programs, including M-ATV and the U.S. Army’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), as well as any surges in production. As a longtime manufacturer of next-generation vehicles, Oshkosh can incorporate advanced technologies as needed with each delivery order.
In addition to exceeding the M-ATV’s production requirements, Oshkosh has received orders to provide spare-parts kits and in-theater Field Service Representatives (FSR) to support full life-cycle sustainment of the program. Oshkosh has the experience and infrastructure in place in the theater of operation to provide the necessary level of support required, from parts supply to remanufacturing.
Oshkosh Defense has teamed with Plasan North America to provide an advanced armor solution for the M-ATV. Plasan also developed the armor system used on more than 5,000 legacy MRAPs and thousands of Oshkosh® Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) Armored Cabs already in theater.
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.
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