Oshkosh Defense Receives $438 Million Order for Additional 1,000 M-ATVs
November 11, 2009 |
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Nov. 11, 2009 — Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) announced today it has received an additional $438 million award from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) for 1,000 MRAP All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV). This is the fifth award Oshkosh has received to supply M-ATVs and brings the total number of vehicles Oshkosh will deliver to 6,219. The aggregate amount of the five awards is valued at more than $3.2 billion.
“The most significant way we can show support for our Armed Forces is high rate, quality production of these important vehicles that provide the mobility and survivability necessary for the harsh Afghanistan terrain,” said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. “Additionally, through our extensive network of aftermarket services, we are supporting the vehicles in-theater with parts supply and field service representative support.”
Since receiving the initial award on June 30, 2009, Oshkosh has delivered ahead of its contracted, accelerated delivery schedule every month and will ramp production up to 1,000 vehicles per month in December. 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.
“Oshkosh Corporation is also extremely honored to welcome U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who will be visiting Oshkosh on Thursday (Nov. 12) to thank our employees who are working on the M-ATV project for all their hard work and dedication,” Bohn added.
The Oshkosh® M-ATV is based on the proven Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) chassis and uses the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system to provide superior mobility, including 16 inches of independent wheel travel and a 70 percent off-road profile capability. The TAK-4 system has undergone more than 400,000 miles of government testing and is being retrofitted on more than 2,400 legacy MRAPs for improved mobility. The suspension system is featured on more than 10,000 MTVRs used by the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy Seabees, as well as on the Army’s next-generation Palletized Load System (PLS) and the Marine Corps’ Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR).
Oshkosh Defense 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 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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