Oshkosh Defence receives a new order from U.S. Army for 400 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles 1507111
Defense Industry News - Oshkosh Defense
Friday, July 15, 2011, 07:43 AM
Oshkosh Defence receives a new order from U.S. Army for 400 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles.
Oshkosh Defense will build and deliver an additional 400 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle base variants with integrated underbody protection following an order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC).
This delivery order was announced by the Department of Defense on June 30. Oshkosh has received orders to deliver more than 8,700 M-ATVs of which more than 8,000 life-saving M-ATVs have been delivered for operations in Afghanistan. Oshkosh also received an order to continue Field Service Representative support for the M-ATV in theater.
"The battle-proven Oshkosh M-ATV is designed and built to give troops the best combination of protection and mobility on the battlefield," said Ken Juergens, vice president and general manager of Joint Programs for Oshkosh Defense. "As we provide M-ATVs, we also ensure they are always battle-ready with support from our factory-trained FSRs, who use their expertise to help sustain vehicles in and out of theater, as well as provide technical guidance and training for troops."
Factory-trained Oshkosh FSRs go where they are needed worldwide, including in-theater, and provide a direct link to the company and its parts network. FSRs provide vehicle-specific expertise to not only maintain vehicles, but also to provide technical guidance and help train troops so militaries can perform more vehicle service in-house.
The M-ATV order is valued at more than $207 million. Vehicle deliveries are expected to begin in October and be completed by November. To-date, the FSR order is valued at more than $31 million and will continue the support of more than 90 FSRs in theater through March 2012.