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MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle Protection Kit Order


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Oshkosh Defense
: 24 May, 2010  (Application Story)
Oshkosh Defense has received further orders for field upgrades to M-ATV equipment including rocket-propelled grenade protection, armour kits and TAK-4 independent suspension
Oshkosh has announced that its Defence division has received four delivery orders valued at more than $234.8 million from the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) to supply more than 4,300 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) protection kits. Oshkosh will deliver more than 3,800 rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) protection kits, as well as more than 500 explosively formed penetrator (EFP) add-on Armour kits and in-field service and parts. Work under the orders is expected to be completed in April 2011.

Oshkosh has now received awards to deliver more than 7,500 RPG protection kits and more than 1,300 EFP Armour kits. The kits deliver enhanced protection capabilities for the M-ATV, which is produced with a factory-installed Armour package and can accept additional bolt-on Armour 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.

“The M-ATV gives soldiers MRAP-level survivability, and these kits will provide further protection from threats on the battlefield,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defence. “We continue to support the US Armed Forces with the complete spectrum of sustainment services for the M-ATV, including the more than 2,000 in theatre.”

To date, 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.
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