Oshkosh Defense to modernize fleet of Extendable Boom Forklifts EBFL of U.S. Marine Corps 12507152

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Oshkosh Defense to modernize fleet of Extendable Boom Forklifts EBFL of U.S. Marine Corps.
U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, a $54 million contract to modernize its fleet of Extendable Boom Forklifts (EBFL). Deliveries will begin in 2016.
     
U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, a $54 million contract to modernize its fleet of Extendable Boom Forklifts (EBFL). Deliveries will begin in 2016. Also known as Millennia Military Vehicles (MMVs), EBFLs reach into trucks or shipping containers, lift loads over obstacles and pick up loads from both above and below grade.
     
Oshkosh was awarded the EBFL contract in September 2014.Since that time, Oshkosh has successfully completed all required government development testing and evaluation and readiness reviews required to move the program into production.

In addition to installing enhancements to the EBFL systems under this contract, Oshkosh will provide armored cabs, initial fielding spare parts kits and training classes for Marines focusing on the modernized changes to the EBFL. Training will be conducted at designated locations to support Marines worldwide.

"The Oshkosh modernized EBFL delivers the protection, loading functionality and sustainment that the Marine Corps needs to optimize their expeditionary forklift fleet," said U.S. Marine Corps Colonel (Retired), John Bryant, senior vice president of defense programs at Oshkosh Defense. "Oshkosh is proud to provide vehicles with enhanced capabilities and better protection that our troops deserve."

As the original equipment manufacturer of the EBFL, Oshkosh is uniquely qualified to provide several design augmentations without sacrificing the cost or useful life of the vehicle.

Oshkosh Defense has sustained a wide range of military vehicle fleets over their full life cycle. In fact, Oshkosh has remanufactured more than 12,000 heavy and medium tactical wheeled vehicles for the U.S. military since 1960. The Oshkosh modernization process includes comprehensive vehicle inspection procedures, a proven quality management system, the same rigorous assembly processes applied to new vehicles, and the latest technology upgrades to extend the useful life of the fleet.

The EBFL Modernization contract awarded in September 2014 to Oshkosh is a maximum $99 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. All work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and is expected to be completed by September 2019.
 

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