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US Military continues Oshkosh Defense field support for M-ATV

26th August 2010 - 17:29 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, announced today it has received an award to provide continued aftermarket support for MRAP All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) in the US and Afghanistan. More than 55 fully-trained Oshkosh field service representatives (FSR) will provide in-theater and US-based M-ATV support for the US Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force for another year. The FSRs will support the Armed Forces, as directed, with vehicle maintenance, operation, diagnostics and training.

“As warfighters continue to receive Oshkosh-built M-ATVs in Afghanistan, our service representatives are needed on the ground to support the program in multiple capacities,” said Ken Juergens, Oshkosh Defense vice president and general manager, Joint Programs. “As a result of this award, Oshkosh M-ATV experts and aftermarket-support FSRs are available to the Armed Forces for another year – most having worked with this platform since the first M-ATVs rolled off our lines last July.  Our service team’s mission is ensuring that the M-ATV vehicles and those operating them are ready for any mission.”

Embedded directly in support of military units, Oshkosh FSRs provide onsite technical assistance, ensure proper maintenance procedures, correctly identify parts and provide troubleshooting techniques and maintenance training to troops.

“With decades of support to the military, Oshkosh knows that properly maintained vehicle fleets have higher readiness rates and reduced life-cycle costs,” Juergens said. “The urgent need for the M-ATV required that training be completed simultaneously with vehicle maintenance training so our FSRs are working side-by-side with the Warfighter to maintain mission-ready fleets for the more than 5,000 M-ATVs in-theater.” 

The company also received an aftermarket order for more than 290 explosively formed penetrator (EFP) protection kits. The EFP kits are scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of fiscal year 2011. The FSRs are expected to support the Armed Forces from September 2010 through September 2011. Together, the combined awards from the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) are valued at more than $58 million.

The Oshkosh M-ATV was designed to provide superior off-road mobility for harsh mountainous terrain and unimproved road networks in places like Afghanistan. Oshkosh has received awards to date for 8,083 M-ATVs, as well as spare parts kits, upgrade kits and aftermarket support.

Source: Oshkosh

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