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Oshkosh Corporation awarded more than $234.8 million in delivery orders for M-ATV protection kits

22nd May 2010 - 03:55 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Oshkosh Corporation, a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, announced today that its Defense division has received four delivery orders valued at more than $234.8 million from the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) to supply more than 4,300 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) protection kits. Oshkosh will deliver more than 3,800 rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) protection kits, as well as more than 500 explosively formed penetrator (EFP) add-on armor kits and in-field service and parts. Work under the orders is expected to be completed in April 2011.

Oshkosh has now received awards to deliver more than 7,500 RPG protection kits and more than 1,300 EFP armor kits. The kits deliver enhanced protection capabilities for the M-ATV, which is produced with a factory-installed armor package and can accept additional bolt-on armor in the field. Using the Oshkosh TAK-4 independent suspension system, the vehicle can incorporate add-on protection kits while maintaining its full payload capacity of 4,000 pounds.

“The M-ATV gives Warfighters MRAP-level survivability, and these kits will provide further protection from threats on the battlefield,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. “We continue to support the US Armed Forces with the complete spectrum of sustainment services for the M-ATV, including the more than 2,000 in theater.”

To date, Oshkosh has received awards valued at more than $5 billion for 8,079 M-ATVs, upgrade kits, spare-parts kits and sustainment support. The vehicle is designed to deliver the survivability and off-road mobility needed for harsh environments, such as those found in Afghanistan.

Source: Oshkosh

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