Oshkosh awarded additional M-ATV order

Dec. 11, 2009 at 6:38 PM

OSHKOSH, Wis., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has awarded a follow-on contract to Oshkosh Corp. to deliver an additional 400 armored all-terrain vehicles for ongoing operations in Afghanistan.

Wisconsin-based Oshkosh announced the Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command contracted the company to produced 400 more of its mine-resistant, ambush-protect-ATVs.

The follow-on M-ATV contract, worth $175 million, is part of an initiative by the Defense Department to equip military units in Afghanistan with a more mobile armored tactical vehicle to address the country's rugged terrain.

"With world-class manufacturing capabilities, available capacity and a highly skilled workforce, we continue to be prepared to meet the needs of the U.S. Armed Forces for the M-ATV and other programs, however large the order or complex the vehicle." Robert Bohn, Oshkosh chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

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