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Oshkosh hits significant vehicle delivery milestone

18th October 2012 - 11:51 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Oshkosh Defense has announced that it has reached a significant milestone for its military vehicle manufacturing line, with the 100,000th vehicle completed on 17 October. The vehicle is part of the first delivery of MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs) to the United Arab Emirates.

The M-ATV has been a successful programme for the company, with more than 9,500 M-ATVs orders placed worldwide to date. Oshkosh also produces the US Army and US Marine Corps’ heavy and medium vehicles fleets and has developed multiple light vehicle offerings.

John Urias, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense, said: ‘The founders of Oshkosh Corporation built the company’s first vehicle with patented four-wheel-drive technologies more than 95 years ago, so it is only fitting that the 100,000th defense vehicle is an M-ATV with exceptional off-road mobility. This milestone also speaks to our future. Our vehicles are helping military and security organizations around the world by providing new levels of performance, protection and mobility.’

The company has seen other success over the summer, having received a contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) programme’s Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase. The JLTV aims to replace many of the US military’s aged HMMWVs with a lightweight vehicle that offers greater protection, mobility and transportability.

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