Oshkosh Wins DoD Orders for Armored Vehicle Kits

$234.8 million in contracts for over 4,300 M-ATV packages

Oshkosh Defense has logged four new orders from the U.S. Dept. of Defense TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) to supply more than 4,300 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) protection kits. The total value of the orders is over $234.8 million, according to Oshkosh, and includes more than 3,800 rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) protection kits and more than 500 explosively formed penetrator (EFP) add-on armor kits and in-field service and parts.

The four orders are expected to be complete in April 2011. To date, Oshkosh has received awards for more than 7,500 RPG protection kits and more than 1,300 EFP armor kits. The kits deliver enhanced protection capabilities for the M-ATV, which is produced with a factory-installed armor package and can accept additional bolt-on armor in the field. Using the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system, the vehicle can incorporate add-on protection kits while maintaining its full payload capacity of 4,000 pounds.

Oshkosh has received awards valued at more than $5 billion for 8,079 M-ATVs, upgrade kits, spare-parts kits and sustainment support. The vehicle is designed to deliver the survivability and off-road mobility needed for harsh environments, such as those found in Afghanistan.

Oshkosh Corp. manufactures specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, and Oshkosh Defense is designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles. Its products include conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons.

“The M-ATV gives Warfighters MRAP-level survivability, and these kits will provide further protection from threats on the battlefield,” stated Oshkosh Corp. exec. vice president and Oshkosh Defense president Andy Hove. “We continue to support the U.S. Armed Forces with the complete spectrum of sustainment services for the M-ATV, including the more than 2,000 in theater.”

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