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Oshkosh hands over 1,000th M-ATV

Dec. 2, 2009 at 12:25 PM

OSHKOSH, Wis., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Oshkosh Corp. announced a milestone for its mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicle program with the 1,000th delivery to the U.S. military.

U.S. company Oshkosh is under a contract to deliver its M-ATVs to support U.S. operations in Afghanistan. Oshkosh held a ceremony recognizing the 1,000th M-ATV handed off to the U.S. military marking a milestone for the company's ramped-up vehicle production.

The M-ATV is designed to provide troops with more maneuverability in the difficult terrain conditions in Afghanistan while also protecting soldiers from roadside bombs and other explosive threats.

"We understood the urgency of the M-ATV program to save American lives and leaned forward in advance of receiving the contract to build vehicles and prepare our operations for this high-quantity production," Robert Bohn, Oshkosh chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

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