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Oshkosh Defense receives $44 million award for MTVR upgrade kits

22nd April 2010 - 09:41 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, announced today it has received an award valued at more than $44 million, but not to exceed more than $89 million, from the US Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) for more than 5,750 upgrade kits for the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR). Work is expected to be completed in September 2010.

Oshkosh will deliver more than 950 weapons-mount kits that allow the installation of motorized Marine Corps Transparent Armor Gun Shields (MCTAGS), which replace the gunner protection kits on up-armored vehicles. Oshkosh Defense also will supply 2,000 door-upgrade kits to support MTVR non-reducible-height armor kits used on trucks that were armored in 2005 to 2007. The kits will make the doors common with those on MTVRs using the reducible-height armor kits, which Oshkosh began producing in 2008.

Additionally, Oshkosh will deliver MTVR Troop Carrier upgrades. This upgrade includes 800 dual-ladder kits, which can be installed in place of single ladders for improved ingress and egress, as well as more than more than 1,000 seatbelt kits to support the Troop Carrier's occupants and more than 1,000 lift-point kits for improved transportability. The MTVR Troop Carriers and non-reducible-height armor kits were developed and installed on vehicles beginning in 2005 following an urgent need from the field.

The Oshkosh MTVR is an all-terrain, multipurpose tactical vehicle used by the Marines and Navy Seabees. The MTVR is available in several variants for the transportation of troops, materials or equipment. The vehicle features an off-road 7.1-ton payload capacity and an on-road 15-ton payload capacity. The vehicle uses the Oshkosh-patented TAK-4 independent suspension system, which has undergone more than 500,000 miles of government testing and helps the vehicle achieve a 70 percent off-road profile capability. Oshkosh has delivered more than 10,000 MTVRs.

Source: Oshkosh

 

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