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Oshkosh supplying more trucks to Marines

Feb. 16, 2012 at 10:55 AM

OSHKOSH, Wis., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps has ordered more than 200 cargo trucks and vehicle haulers from Oshkosh Defense.

The value of the order to the Wisconsin company is more than $94 million and deliveries of the vehicles are expected to be completed by September 2013.

The Logistics Vehicle System Replacement cargo truck is an articulated, 10-wheel tactical system that can carry and pull a total of 45,000 pounds of supplies and other materials. It can climb a 60 percent grade and a maximum speed of 65 miles per hour on roads.

The tractor variant has a fifth-wheel vertical loading capacity of 25.3 tons and a winch for recovering vehicles weighing as much as 30 tons.

Both feature Oshkosh's TAK-4 independent suspension system for off-road mobility.

"Our ongoing commitment to internal innovation at Oshkosh allows us to design, upgrade and sustain highly advanced vehicles like the LVSR and ensure military fleets remain in sync with evolving challenges in theater," said John Bryant, vice president and general manager of Joint and Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense.

"The LVSR's advanced design allows it to accept protection upgrades and perform missions that are above and beyond what the original vehicle requirements called for."

The Marines first deployed LVSRs in Afghanistan in 2009.

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