Oshkosh Defense Recognized as Top Simulation and Training Company for Third Consecutive Year
November 8, 2012 |
Award received from Military Training Technology Magazine
OSHKOSH, Wis. (Nov. 8, 2012) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has been recognized for the third consecutive year as a Top Simulation and Training Company by Military Training Technology Magazine. This annual list recognizes companies that have made a significant impact in the military training industry.
“At the Oshkosh Product Training Center, we are constantly striving to further our support for troops and their missions,” said Dan Albrecht, director of Product Training Solutions for Oshkosh Defense. “We’ve enhanced our vehicle operation and maintenance training capabilities with the Oshkosh Virtual Trainer and Technical Video Instruction (TVI). Blending these tools with classroom training and hands-on experience allows a greater number of troops to gain a wider variety of skills in a safe environment and keeps training costs down.”
Oshkosh supports the military forces with fully integrated product support that encompasses readiness, life-cycle management and fleet modernization. The Oshkosh Product Training Center provides expertise-level training for vehicle operators and mechanics on all Oshkosh vehicles and technologies globally. These training services include mobile training teams sent in-theater or to customer locations throughout the world, as well as training at the Oshkosh Corporation campus in Wisconsin.
The first Oshkosh virtual training module, for the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) M978 Tanker, has been incorporated into the aftermarket sustainment training offered by Oshkosh for the U.S. Army. The Oshkosh Virtual Trainer has been shown to reduce training time by two days compared to the traditional classroom approach – an efficiency that equates to a 20 percent or more cost savings per participant. Additionally, students are able to practice fueling and refueling procedures and recovering from a fuel spill in the virtual world without exposure to the real-life hazards of such processes. TVI allows classes to preview how to correctly perform tasks prior to attempting to work on an actual vehicle, preventing wear and tear on government demonstration vehicles. Additionally, TVI is incorporated into the training when safety or quality needs to be emphasized.
In awarding the Top Simulation and Training Companies, Military Training Technology Magazine considers a spectrum of technologies and services, including simulation, distributed learning, serious gaming, visual systems, embedded training, targets and ranges, and database modeling.
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®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, 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.
®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
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