July 24, 2015
OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 24, 2015) — Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, a $54 million contract to modernize its fleet of Extendable Boom Forklifts (EBFL). Deliveries will begin in 2016.
Oshkosh was awarded the EBFL contract in September 2014. Since that time, Oshkosh has successfully completed all required government development testing and evaluation and readiness reviews required to move the program into production.
In addition to installing enhancements to the EBFL systems under this contract, Oshkosh will provide armored cabs, initial fielding spare parts kits and training classes for Marines focusing on the modernized changes to the EBFL. Training will be conducted at designated locations to support Marines worldwide.
“The Oshkosh modernized EBFL delivers the protection, loading functionality and sustainment that the Marine Corps needs to optimize their expeditionary forklift fleet,” said U.S. Marine Corps Colonel (Retired), John Bryant, senior vice president of defense programs at Oshkosh Defense. “Oshkosh is proud to provide vehicles with enhanced capabilities and better protection that our troops deserve.”
As the original equipment manufacturer of the EBFL, Oshkosh is uniquely qualified to provide several design augmentations without sacrificing the cost or useful life of the vehicle.
Oshkosh Defense has sustained a wide range of military vehicle fleets over their full life cycle. In fact, Oshkosh has remanufactured more than 12,000 heavy and medium tactical wheeled vehicles for the U.S. military since 1960. The Oshkosh modernization process includes comprehensive vehicle inspection procedures, a proven quality management system, the same rigorous assembly processes applied to new vehicles, and the latest technology upgrades to extend the useful life of the fleet.
The EBFL Modernization contract awarded in September 2014 to Oshkosh is a maximum $99 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. All work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and is expected to be completed by September 2019.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades 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 fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
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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