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Oshkosh gets $513M vehicle order

Dec. 20, 2010 at 8:12 AM   |   Comments

OSHKOSH, Wis., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corp. is supplying more than 3,700 tactical trucks and trailers to the U.S. National Guard.

Under a new delivery order for Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command has a five-year term and is worth $513 million.

"National Guard units rely on the FMTV to move troops safely and keep supply chains running in missions at home and abroad," said Mike Ivy, vice president and general manager of Army Programs for Oshkosh Defense. "Once delivered, we support these vehicles and our citizen soldiers with complete life-cycle sustainment and training services."

The delivery order includes more than 2,050 trucks and more than 1,650 trailers.

Deliveries are scheduled to begin next November and finish in May 2013.

The FMTV is a series of 17 models ranging from 2.5-ton to 10-ton payloads. Vehicles feature a parts commonality of more than 80 percent, resulting in streamlined maintenance, training, sustainment and overall cost efficiency for the U.S. Army and National Guard.

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