(NSI News Source Info) OSHKOSH, Wis. - June 7, 2010: Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has received three awards valued at over $46 million to deliver more than 3,100 rear-view camera systems for the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV).
Oshkosh will supply 2,800 camera systems to the military for field installation and add more than 300 systems into current M-ATV production lines. Production installation will take place from August to September 2010. A small number of camera systems also will be shipped to testing sites. Oshkosh has now received awards to supply more than 7,500 rear-view camera systems for the M-ATV. The camera systems integrate with existing vehicle video displays and provide enhanced rearward visibility under all operating conditions, including dust, obscurants and increment weather in both day and night operations. The systems use an infrared camera core in an LED-equipped tailgate assembly. The M-ATV delivers MRAP-equivalent survivability and superior off-road mobility for operations in places like Afghanistan. The vehicle is produced with a factory-installed armor package, and can accept additional add-on armor and protection kits. The M-ATV uses the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system to achieve a 70 percent off-road profile capability in harsh mountainous terrain and unimproved road networks. 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. About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com. About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.