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Oshkosh Corporation receives $640 million award to supply 1,460 additional M-ATVs

23rd February 2010 - 19:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Oshkosh Corporation announced today it has received an additional $640 million award from the US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to deliver 1,460 MRAP All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV). To date, Oshkosh has received awards valued at more than $4.74 billion for 8,079 M-ATVs, as well as spare parts kits and aftermarket in-theater support.

"Our Armed Forces have Oshkosh's full assurance that these highly mobile, life protecting vehicles will continue to be a top priority because we understand the urgency of the situation," said Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. "From day one, Oshkosh Corporation and our employees have been committed to meet or exceed the M-ATV delivery requirements, while simultaneously producing our other quality advanced tactical wheeled vehicles and meeting all other contractual obligations."

The Oshkosh M-ATV is the newest MRAP model, developed in response to an urgent need in Afghanistan. The vehicle is specifically designed to operate on the country's harsh mountainous terrain and unimproved roads while providing protection levels equal to or better than those of legacy MRAPs. Able to overcome steep, rocky and rugged terrain, the vehicle uses the Oshkosh-patented TAK-4 independent suspension system for superior cross-country mobility, including a 70 percent off-road profile capability and 16 inches of independent wheel travel. Oshkosh has received orders to supply more than 2,400 TAK-4 systems for legacy MRAP upgrades for improved off-road mobility in Afghanistan.

The company has received orders to provide replacement parts and spare-parts kits concurrent with M-ATV production, as well as to provide field service representative (FSR) support in Afghanistan. With global operations that include service, repair and parts distribution, Oshkosh is able to support the M-ATV program's full life-cycle sustainment as needed.

Existing Oshkosh facilities have the capacity, highly skilled workforce and proven manufacturing capability to deliver this M-ATV order and vehicles for all other Defense programs, including the US Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), as well as the capability to meet any surges in production.

Source: Oshkosh


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