Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, will deliver more than 2,000 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) underbody improvement kits following an order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.
"The Oshkosh M-ATV's modular design allows for easy integration of these add-on protection kits and is part of our commitment to providing the military with the utmost protection," said Charlie Szews, Oshkosh Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer. "The protection kits enhance the vehicles' MRAP-level survivability on the battlefield and help shield troops from IEDs and other threats."
The M-ATV family of vehicles is built with factory-installed armor, and is also able to accept add-on armor and protection kits. The vehicle can incorporate protection kits while maintaining its full payload capacity of 4,000 pounds and a 70% off-road profile capability, thanks to the use of the Oshkosh TAK-4(R) independent suspension system.
The award has a ceiling price of nearly $102 million. Deliveries under this order are expected to finish by September 2011. Oshkosh Defense has received awards to date for nearly 8,400 M-ATVs, as well as spare parts kits, upgrade kits and aftermarket support.