Oshkosh awarded replacement parts deal

Jan. 5, 2009 at 4:07 PM

OSHKOSH, Wis., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department has awarded a follow-on contract to Oshkosh Corp. for the continued supply of tactical vehicle replacement parts.

Wisconsin-based Oshkosh was awarded the contract from the Defense Department's Defense Logistics Agency. Under the follow-on contract, with options for 10 years and a value of up to $1.12 billion, Oshkosh will supply replacement parts to support the life-cycle of its medium and heavy tactical vehicles operated by the U.S. military.

Officials say the contract includes parts for the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck and Palletized Load System, among others.

"Oshkosh defense vehicles provide the superior performance and reliability that our military customers demand, and we are proud to support those vehicles with our top-of-the-line aftermarket parts and services," Robert Bohn, Oshkosh chairman and chief executive officer, said.

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