United Arab Emirates orders 750 M-ATVs
Oshkosh Corporation announced on 19 July that the company has been awarded a contract to provide the United Arab Emirates (UAE) armed forces with 750 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs).
The contract awarded to Oshkosh Corporation allows for additional vehicles to be ordered at the discretion of the customer. Oshkosh is scheduled to deliver M-ATVs to the UAE between January and August 2013, pending standard regulatory requirements.
'The Oshkosh M-ATVs will enhance the UAE’s ground operations by providing greater off-road mobility and crew protection to support national security, as well as critical missions related to the security of the Middle East and the broader community of nations,' the company said in a statement.
To date, Oshkosh has received delivery orders for more than 9,500 M-ATVs.
Prior to this M-ATV order, the company also produced the Oshkosh Global Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) and Oshkosh Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4 for international customers.
The Global HET features a powerful 700-horsepower engine and is able to transport a main battle tank, armored vehicles, construction equipment and more, reducing the wear on equipment and crew fatigue that typically occurs over long distances. The Oshkosh HEMTT A4 variants including the Patriot tractor, wrecker, and guided missile transporter are also part of the Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC)-3 missile system.
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