Oshkosh Defense Demonstrates M-ATV Family of Vehicles at Eurosatory 2012
June 6, 2012 |
M-ATV variants to be featured in live demonstrations and on display at the Oshkosh booth
OSHKOSH, Wis. (June 6, 2012) — Attendees at Eurosatory 2012, June 11-15 in Paris, will have an opportunity to witness the Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), which has set the standard for well-protected, highly mobile tactical military vehicles since first being fielded in Afghanistan in 2009. Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will be showcasing the Oshkosh M-ATV’s performance capabilities when an M-ATV Tactical Ambulance takes part in the show’s live vehicle and technology demonstrations.
Live demonstrations open to all conference attendees will take place at the Eurosatory demo course at 10:30 a.m. Monday and Friday, and at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday of show week. In addition to the live demos, Oshkosh will be exhibiting its M-ATV Special Forces Vehicle (SFV) at its booth #J619 in Hall 6.
“The M-ATV platform has provided exceptional off-road mobility and crew protection to coalition forces in Afghanistan, and we look forward to showing what this highly capable variant can do at Eurosatory,” said Serge Buchakjian, senior vice president and general manager of International Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “Attendees will have an opportunity to see in person how the M-ATV Tactical Ambulance’s unique capabilities can best serve military medics and handle fast and easy loading of patients for safe recovery and evacuation on the battlefield.”
Part of the M-ATV family of vehicles, the M-ATV Tactical Ambulance is built to meet an international need for a more protected battlefield ambulance that can travel more extensively off-road. Oshkosh worked closely with military medical professionals on the vehicle’s design and interior layout. The fully functional ambulance will help military medics reach and treat casualties in hostile environments across rugged terrain. It allows for prompt extraction and treatment of patients when every moment counts, and has mounting provisions that provide options for a complete suite of medical equipment.
The M-ATV SFV, on display at Oshkosh’s booth, delivers the M-ATV platform’s best-in-class off-road mobility and high levels of protection with alterations specific to the needs of special forces. These include a modified cargo deck, intended to accept specialized equipment based on each mission’s requirements, and larger front windscreens for increased visibility. Oshkosh has received awards to date for nearly 8,700 M-ATVs, including more than 460 SFV variants.
Oshkosh has more than 90 years of experience designing, manufacturing and sustaining world-class vehicles for governments, militaries and special forces units around the world. The company uses a collaborative, integrated approach to meet customers’ needs, from vehicle design and production to training and sustainment. Oshkosh’s aftermarket solutions cover the complete spectrum of vehicle life-cycle support, including training services, instruction manuals, maintenance and repairs, parts supply, and fleet restoration services.
Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available at Eurosatory to discuss the company’s full range of vehicle and service offerings at booth #J619 in Hall 6.
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®, 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, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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