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Oshkosh gets new Army vehicle order

Sept. 14, 2010 at 11:37 AM   |   Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Oshkosh Defense will deliver more than 2,000 additional FMTV trucks and trailers to the U.S. Army.

The company said the award is valued at $259 million and extends truck and trailer production deliveries until mid-2012.

"Military testing of the Oshkosh-produced FMTVs is going well and provides confidence in our product quality," said Mike Ivy, vice president and general manager of Army Programs for Oshkosh Defense. "Our successful work for the FMTV program is a testament to our unyielding commitment to supplying reliable, world-class systems without sacrificing the timely delivery our customer has come to expect from us."

Oshkosh's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles is a series of 17 models ranging from 2.5-ton to 10-ton payloads. Eighty percent of the parts are common to all variants, resulting in streamlined maintenance, training, sustainment and overall cost efficiency.

Oshkosh said the new order includes more than 1,300 trucks, including eight different variants and nearly 700 trailers

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