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Repair kits and Spare parts for MRAP ATV


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Oshkosh Defense
: 27 January, 2010  (Application Story)
Oshkosh Defence is supplying spare parts kits including armour and TAK-4 independent suspension for the US Army Tank division’s MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles in active service
Oshkosh has announced its Defence division received two delivery orders valued at more than $325 million from the US Army Tank- automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to supply spare parts and repair kits for the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV).


Timing for the delivery orders is expected to begin in August 2010 and be completed by the end of January 2011. To date, Oshkosh has received awards valued at more than $3.9 billion to deliver 6,619 M-ATVs, as well as spare kits and aftermarket in-theatre support.

“These M-ATV spare parts and repair kits are being produced to ensure they are available to our Armed Forces as operations require,” said Robert Bohn, Oshkosh Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. “We have a continued commitment to our troops to keep a robust aftermarket parts support program running parallel to the needs in the field.”

Oshkosh Defence provides the complete spectrum of service and support for the M-ATV fleet in the Afghan theatre. The company already has field service representatives (FSR) to support the M-ATV program in-theatre. Building on its experience from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Oshkosh FSRs can operate service facilities on any of the forward operating bases that might require training and more support than internal assets can provide.

Existing Oshkosh manufacturing facilities have available production manufacturing capability to deliver these M-ATV orders and vehicles for all other Defence programs, including the U.S. Army’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), as well as any surges in production. The company has exceeded the accelerated vehicle delivery schedule every month since being awarded the M-ATV contract on June 30, 2009.

Using the Oshkosh-patented TAK-4 independent suspension system, the M-ATV features a 70-percent off-road profile capability and 16 inches of independent wheel travel to deliver the superior off-road mobility that is needed for Afghanistan’s mountainous terrain and unimproved roads. The TAK-4 system is being retrofitted on more than 2,400 legacy MRAPs for improved mobility in Afghanistan and has undergone more than 500,000 miles of government testing.

Oshkosh teamed with Plasan North America to provide an advanced Armour solution for the M-ATV. Plasan also developed the Armour system used on more than 5,000 legacy MRAPs and thousands of Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) Armoured Cabs already in theatre.
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