Oshkosh Defense Presents Array of Vehicle and Sustainment Solutions for Canadian DND Modernization Programmes
May 28, 2013 |
Oshkosh Supports MSVS SMP Programme With Best-in-Class Technical and Economic Value
OTTAWA, Ontario (May 28, 2013) —As the backbone of the Canadian Army’s logistics fleet reaches the end of its service life, vehicle modernization programmes such as the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) will help restore the capabilities and protection that troops need to fulfil their missions. At CANSEC 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will present a full range of advanced vehicle platforms and life-cycle sustainment solutions for Canadian Forces.
“Oshkosh Defense is committed to supporting the Canadian Department of National Defence and ensuring that troops have the survivable and technologically advanced vehicles they so urgently need,” said Serge Buchakjian, senior vice president and general manager of International Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “The Canadian government is actively pursuing its strategy to modernize its tactical vehicle fleet, and we intend to provide a compelling solution including advanced vehicles, complete life-cycle support services and measurable economic benefits by leveraging a nationwide network of partners and suppliers.”
The Oshkosh MSVS SMP solution is designed to improve the protection and performance capabilities of the Canadian Forces’ medium-payload fleet, both today and for decades to come. The Oshkosh MSVS SMP vehicle was specifically designed to meet the Canadian program requirements with advanced features, including a high-performance drive train, as well as advanced suspension, braking and armour protection systems. The MSVS SMP from Oshkosh has accumulated more than one billion real-word operational kilometres in a full range of missions around the globe.
Oshkosh will display the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4 at CANSEC along with the Oshkosh Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) and the Oshkosh Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) 5-ton wrecker.
As the DND fields its new MSVS fleet, training will be critical to operational readiness and safety. At CANSEC, Oshkosh Defense also will demonstrate its latest module of the Oshkosh Virtual Trainer for the HEMTT load handling system (LHS). Oshkosh currently provides a multi-faceted training curriculum including classroom, hands-on and virtual training for military vehicle operators and service professionals. Oshkosh virtual training provides a 20 percent or more cost savings compared to a traditional classroom-only approach. Additionally, students are able to demonstrate skill proficiency in the virtual environment before performing tasks on the actual vehicle, where more risks are involved.
To see the vehicles and technology on display, visit Oshkosh’s indoor booth #1001 in The Ernst & Young Centre (formerly the CE Centre) and outdoor booth #2029. Oshkosh leadership will be available on-site to discuss the company’s commitment to Canada and full range of vehicle and sustainment offerings.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For more than 90 years, Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfil their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defence industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance.
To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at 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®, 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, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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