Oshkosh Earns New Defense Contracts Totaling $842.3 Million

Six U.S. Army and USMC orders for tactical and logistical vehicle systems over the next two years

Oshkosh Corp.’s Oshkosh Defense unit has earned six new contracts totaling $842.3 million from the U.S. Dept. of Defense. The orders cover a series of specially armored tactical and service vehicles for the U.S. Army and logistical vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Oshkosh Defense is an operating division of Oshkosh Corp. that designs and manufactures tactical military trucks and armored vehicles.

As detailed by the Dept. of Defense, the new orders include a $413.2 million contract for 1,800 medium tactical vehicles for Army National Guard. The work will be completed by March 2013, and delivered to the U.S. Army’s TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), the Michigan-based command center that oversees material readiness for the U.S. armed forces.

The second contract is a $255-million order for 250 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle ambulances, including 246 production vehicles and four test vehicles, as well as ancillary and related requirements. The order will be completed by May 31, 2012.

Next, Oshkosh earned a $100.1 million contract to produce 1,800 medium tactical vehicles for the Army National Guard, to be completed by March 2013.

Oshkosh also earned a $34-million contract for 78 M1076 palletized load system (PLS) trailers and 78 new M1075A1 PLS trucks, to be delivered in September 2011.

Oshkosh earned a $27.9 million firm contract for 46 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles for the Special Operations Command, an order to be completed in May 2012.

Finally, for the USMC, Oshkosh has an $11.8-million order under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for 22 logistic vehicle system replacement production Wrecker vehicles, and related equipment.

All of the work will be carried out at Oshkosh facilities in Wisconsin.

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