Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DTN News - DEFEXPO 2012 INDIA: Boeing To Showcase Defense Portfolio For Indian Market At Defexpo

DTN News - DEFEXPO 2012 INDIA: Boeing To Showcase Defense Portfolio For Indian Market At Defexpo
>India a significant defense market opportunity for Boeing
>Company exhibit and events to focus on program execution, local partnerships
>Indian Air Force to acquire 16 C-17 Globemaster III Airlifters has signed an agreement     with the US government to buy 10 C-17s with an option for 6 more
>Indian Navy has 12 P-8I Neptune aircraft on order with deliveries beginning in 2013. A   total of 24 is planned to be ordered

Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources Boeing
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - March 27, 2012: Boeing [NYSE: BA] will showcase a comprehensive portfolio of products and services at Defexpo India 2012, including the C-17 Globemaster III, P-8I, AH-64D Apache, CH-47F Chinook, V-22 Osprey, ScanEagle and 737 Airborne Early Warning & Control. Defexpo takes place March 29 to April 1 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

"India is a significant market for Boeing and we are committed to working closely with the defense ministry, armed forces and indigenous industry to meet India's defense and security needs," said Dennis Swanson, vice president, International Business Development, Boeing Defense, Space & Security in India. "In 2012, we will continue to strengthen our relationships in India through delivering on our promises on our existing P-8I and C-17 contracts; expanding our partnerships with the Indian aerospace industry; and demonstrating how the CH-47 and AH-64 are the right choices to meet India's heavy-lift and attack helicopter requirements."
Boeing will begin its Defexpo participation with a media reception and screening of the Boeing-sponsored film "Rescue" at 7:30 p.m. on March 28 at the Oberoi Hotel.
Stakeholders visiting the Boeing exhibit in Hall 14 will be invited to experience demonstrations of a P-8 Mission Console and Virtual Maintenance Training for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft.
Boeing's online press kit at www.boeing.com/bds/mediakit/2012/defexpo will be updated throughout the show with presentations from the briefings and schedule changes, if any. The site also contains program backgrounders and executive biographies. Reporters may contact the media relations representatives listed below to schedule interviews with executives at the show.

Note: All times listed below are local to New Delhi.
WEDNESDAY, March 28 – Connaught Conference Hall, The Oberoi Hotel
1930-2200: Media Reception and Screening of "Rescue" Film
THURSDAY, March 29 – Boeing Exhibit, Hall 14
1500-1600: P-8I and C-17 Globemaster III Media Briefings on "Performing to Plan"
Bob Schoeffling, P-8 India Business Development, briefs reporters on Boeing's P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. Boeing is on contract to provide eight P-8I aircraft to the Indian Navy.
Patrick Druez, C-17 Business Development, provides an update on the C-17 Globemaster III program for India. The Indian and U.S. governments signed an agreement in June 2011 to acquire 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifters for the Indian Air Force.
FRIDAY, March 30 – Boeing Exhibit, Hall 14
1500-1530: Analysis & Experimentation Centre Media Briefing
Boeing Phantom Works Strategic Development & Experimentation executives Eugene Beckles, director of International Experimentation, and Shane Rogers, director, Analysis & Experimentation Centre, provide an overview of the Analysis & Experimentation Centre's capabilities for the Indian armed forces. They will highlight how modeling, simulation and defense experimentation can help the forces plan for India’s future defense and security.
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business with 62,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense. For information on Boeing in India, visitwww.boeing.co.in.
Amrita Dhindsa
India Communications
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
+91 80 4656 6041
Hal Klopper
International Communications
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
+1 602-391-7489

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DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: The Oshkosh Defense JLTV Solution Delivers Next-Generation Performance And Crew Protection

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: The Oshkosh Defense JLTV Solution Delivers Next-Generation Performance And Crew Protection
*The Oshkosh L-ATV combines MRAP-level protection with unprecedented 
off-road mobility
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources Oshkosh Defense
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - March 27, 2012: Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today presented its solution for the Engineering Manufacturing & Development (EMD) phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. With the JLTV program, the U.S. military is seeking to modernize its light vehicle fleet. Oshkosh is offering the latest generation of its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) to upgrade the light tactical fleet with MRAP-level protection and unprecedented mobility in future missions. The Oshkosh L-ATV has been extensively tested and proven to meet or exceed all of the JLTV program’s requirements.

“Military leaders have recognized JLTV as one of their top modernization priorities, and the Oshkosh L-ATV entry represents our significant investment in this project and showcases our advanced technology,” said John Bryant, vice president and general manager of Joint and Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “Our engineers have drawn upon extensive tactical vehicle operating experience in Iraq and Afghanistan to develop the L-ATV, with an eye toward future combat environments.”

The Light Combat Vehicle, Redefined
The Oshkosh L-ATV is designed to keep Warfighters safe as battlefield threats evolve. The vehicle’s crew protection system has been extensively tested and proven to optimize protection, weight and mobility. The L-ATV can accept multiple armor configurations so it can easily be adapted to changing operational requirements.

The L-ATV also uses the Oshkosh TAK-4i™ intelligent independent suspension system, building on the success of the TAK-4 family of suspensions used on more than 20,000 military vehicles. The TAK-4i system is tailored for high-performance, lightweight vehicles to give Warfighters unprecedented mobility in severe off-road terrain. It uses an advanced Oshkosh technology to deliver 20 inches of independent wheel travel; 25 percent more than any vehicle fielded with the U.S. military today.

Oshkosh’s innovative L-ATV delivers expanded power capabilities, greater fuel efficiency and integrated diagnostics compared to legacy engine technologies. An optional Oshkosh ProPulse® diesel-electric hybrid powertrain is available to further improve fuel economy, lower life-cycle costs, and provide high levels of stationary and on-the-move exportable power.

Rigorous Development
Oshkosh committed significant resources for light vehicle research and development to produce the L-ATV. In preparation for the JLTV EMD phase, six generations of Oshkosh light vehicles were developed to respond to evolving requirements. Oshkosh’s L-ATV designs have been verified through extensive JLTV mission-profile testing. Notably, an L-ATV prototype called the LCTV completed the 1,061-mile Baja 1000 off-road race in the unforgiving terrain of the Mexican desert, demonstrating its unprecedented performance capabilities and reliability.

“Since 2006, we have aggressively and continuously worked to design, develop and test the L-ATV to deliver a robust, mature solution for the JLTV EMD phase,” Bryant said. “Our new product development process allowed us to develop multiple generations, which is why our JLTV solution is currently ready for Low Rate Initial Production.”

Decades of Proven Value
As a long-time vehicle and service provider to the U.S. military, Oshkosh has a history of superb program execution and the Oshkosh JLTV solution is no exception. Working closely with its vast supplier network, Oshkosh has optimized its L-ATV vehicle design while gaining economies of scale across a spectrum of military, commercial and industrial vehicle programs.

Oshkosh has produced more than 100,000 military-class trucks and trailers to date, including the medium- and heavy-payload vehicles for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, and the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV). Oshkosh uses a flexible, integrated manufacturing approach to build vehicles for different military programs on a single assembly line, which helps keep costs low. In addition, Oshkosh is equipped to manufacture components and parts in-house – including key subsystems such as suspension systems, which other manufacturers must purchase from suppliers.

More information about the Oshkosh JLTV EMD offering, including a vehicle video, is available athttp://www.oshkoshdefense.com/jltv.

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 Corporation 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, visitwww.oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

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