Oshkosh Defense to Demonstrate New SandCat M-LPV Performance Capabilities at DVD 2010
June 22, 2010 |
OSHKOSH, Wis. (June 22, 2010) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will be demonstrating several highly mobile and protected vehicles at this year’s Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD), including the new SandCat Mine-Resistant Light Patrol Vehicle (M-LPV). The M-LPV provides protection from in-theater threats, such as mines and improvised explosive devices (IED), and delivers the SandCat platform’s exceptional mobility and maneuverability for missions on varying terrains.
DVD 2010 will be taking place at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, England, from June 23 – 24. Oshkosh will be exhibiting at stand OR-31/OR-33 during the event.
“The SandCat M-LPV is ideal for militaries and a wide range of security forces that need a protected, agile vehicle for missions facing the dangers of modern battlefield threats such as IEDs and armor-piercing bullets,” said Ron Ziebell, Oshkosh Defense vice president and general manager, International Programs. “We will demonstrate the vehicle’s small turning radius, off-road capabilities and exceptional ride quality to the U.K. Ministry of Defence at DVD. It is these features that will give forces the handling they need for challenging environments, from bustling, narrow city streets to rocky, mountainous landscapes.”
To date, Sweden, Bulgaria, Canada and Israel have ordered SandCat variants, which also include utility, transport and Special Operations Vehicle (SOV). Customers are using the vehicles for border patrol, security missions and military operations, including in Afghanistan.
The M-ATV was developed to meet an urgent need in Afghanistan for a vehicle that delivered MRAP-level protection capabilities but with enhanced mobility. The M-ATV is built around a proven chassis and uses the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system to achieve a 70 percent off-road profile capability. This enhanced mobility, which includes 16 inches (40 centimeters) of independent wheel travel, helps the vehicle traverse cross-country terrain or unimproved road networks in places like Afghanistan.
The Oshkosh MTVR delivers the mobility needed for extensive off-road logistics missions. The vehicle, like the M-ATV, uses the Oshkosh TAK-4 independent suspension system to deliver a 70 percent off-road profile capability. Oshkosh has produced more than 10,000 of these highly mobile tactical trucks. Additionally, several MTVRs have exceeded 70,000 operational miles (112,650 kilometers) on the challenging Afghanistan terrain and have maintained readiness rates greater than 92 percent.
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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