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Spare parts order to support Oshkosh vehicles in war zones

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Oshkosh Defense
: 25 January, 2010  (Application Story)
Oshkosh is supplying spare parts for armoured vehicles, transporters and heavy goods vehicles to maintain war zone fleets of vehicles
Oshkosh has announced that its Defence division has received four awards valued at more than $89 million from the Defence Logistics Agency (DLA) to supply parts for the MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) and Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT).

Under two delivery orders with the DLA, Oshkosh will supply M-ATV spare parts, including engines, transmissions, transfer cases and alternators. Work under the orders is expected to be completed by October 2010. Under two other delivery orders with the DLA, Oshkosh will supply 2,400 axle assemblies for the HEMTT A2 and A4 models and more than 430 engines for the HET. Work under these orders is expected to be completed by December 2010.

Oshkosh is providing the M-ATVís spare parts to the DLA to be used as in-the-field replacements after the original vehicle parts have been consumed. These parts will ship without delay to maintain optimal readiness rates for existing vehicles in theatre. To date, Oshkosh has received awards valued at more than $3.6 billion to deliver 6,619 M-ATVs, as well as spare kits and aftermarket in-theatre support.

Existing Oshkosh facilities have the capacity, highly skilled workforce and proven manufacturing capability to deliver these spare parts and all other Defence program orders, including the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), as well as any surges in production.

The M-ATV features the Oshkosh-patented TAK-4 independent suspension system to provide superior mobility on Afghanistanís harsh off-road terrain and unimproved roads. Oshkosh teamed with Plasan North America to provide an advanced Armour solution for the vehicle. 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.

A 13-ton payload and off-road capabilities make the Oshkosh HEMTT the backbone of the US Armyís logistics fleet. Improvements to the HEMTT A4 include: a more powerful drivetrain; improved suspension; a fully air-conditioned and armour-ready cab; and other structural changes to make in-field installation of add-on Armour quicker and easier. The HEMTT A4 is built with maximum common parts across its variants.

The Oshkosh HET is designed to rapidly transport battle tanks, fighting and recovery vehicles, armoured vehicles and construction equipment, as well as their crews, so they arrive in mission-ready condition. The latest Oshkosh HET A1 configuration includes increased horsepower, higher-capacity front suspension, an armour-ready cab, electrical upgrades and improved diagnostics.

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