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Oshkosh Corporation Hosts Defense Secretary Gates

OSHKOSH, Wis. – Nov. 12, 2009 – Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) today welcomed Defense Secretary Robert Gates to tour its MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) production facility in Oshkosh. Secretary Gates also met with and addressed employees who are manufacturing the new vehicles that protect the U.S. Warfighters and allow troops to take the fight to remote areas of the rugged Afghan terrain.

“Thousands of M-ATVs will soon be on their way to Afghanistan,” Defense Secretary Gates told employees. “With every vehicle you complete, you are saving American lives and giving our troops the tools they need to accomplish their mission and come home safely.”

The M-ATV was developed out of a need from the U.S. Armed Services in Afghanistan for a vehicle that retained the protection of legacy MRAPs while providing improved mobility to traverse the country’s mountainous terrain and unimproved road network. During the facility tour, Gates observed M-ATV and other tactical wheeled vehicle production, before speaking to employees. Afterwards he participated in a test drive at the Company’s Test & Development facility.

Having exceeded M-ATV delivery requirements for four consecutive months, Oshkosh’s production output will ramp up to 1,000 vehicles per month in December. Since receiving its first delivery order on June 30, the company’s efficient manufacturing operations have resulted in the first vehicles arriving in Afghanistan in October, only three months after award.

“We are honored to welcome Defense Secretary Gates to our facilities to see first-hand the unyielding support for the Department of Defense from Oshkosh Corporation and our highly-skilled, dedicated employees,” said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. “In addition to meeting on-time delivery for our other commercial and defense customer orders, we continue to rapidly produce M-ATVs at increasing levels for operations in Afghanistan. We also are fully supporting the M-ATV program beyond the production line, from the delivery of spare-parts kits to in-theater support.”

Existing Oshkosh Defense 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.

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 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.