Oshkosh Defense Awarded $176 Million Contract for Logistics Vehicle System Replacements and Add-on Armor Kits
January 7, 2009 |
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Jan. 7, 2009 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has been awarded a delivery order to an existing contract with Marine Corps Systems Command for more than 425 next-generation Logistics Vehicle System Replacements (LVSR) and more than 170 add-on armor kits. The contract order, valued at $176 million, will transition the LVSR Cargo variants from low-rate initial production into full-rate production and also calls for more than 270 weapon-mount kits.
With improved survivability, mobility and performance, the next-generation LVSR expands on the original Logistics Vehicle System (LVS) produced by Oshkosh in the early 1980s. The LVSR variants produced under this delivery order include cargo, wrecker and fifth-wheel trucks. Under the delivery order, the company also will provide add-on armor “B” kits, which are separate from the factory-installed integral (“A” kit) armor and can be applied in the field. The LVSR will have parts and maintenance commonality with the Oshkosh Defense Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR), which will streamline vehicle service and support.
“With the multitudes of challenges and uncertainties that can exist on the battlefield, we must supply our Marines with heavy-payload vehicles they can rely on for operational effectiveness and superior survivability,” said John Stoddart, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. “The Oshkosh LVSR builds on the already-successful LVS by integrating an armor system and such technologies as Oshkosh’s TAK-4® independent suspension system for improved off-road performance.”
The Oshkosh LVSR truck will be used by the U.S. Marine Corps for the on- and off-road transportation of heavy payloads, such as munitions, fuel, water and heavy equipment. The LVSR truck comes in three variants and features an on-road payload capacity of 22.5 tons and an off-road payload capacity of 16.5 tons.
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®, 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.
• TAK-4 is a registered trademark of Oshkosh Corporation.
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