Oshkosh continues MRAP support

Aug. 27, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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OSHKOSH, Wis., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Oshkosh Defense will continue to provide aftermarket support for MRAP vehicles in the United States and Afghanistan under a new military contact.

The company said more than 55 fully trained Oshkosh field service representatives will provide vehicle maintenance, operation, diagnostics and training for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, all-terrain vehicles used by the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force for another year.

"As warfighters continue to receive Oshkosh-built M-ATVs in Afghanistan, our service representatives are needed on the ground to support the program in multiple capacities," said Ken Juergens, Oshkosh Defense vice president and general manager, Joint Programs. "As a result of this award, Oshkosh M-ATV experts and aftermarket-support FSRs are available to the Armed Forces for another year – most having worked with this platform since the first M-ATVs rolled off our lines last July.

"Our service team's mission is ensuring that the M-ATV vehicles and those operating them are ready for any mission."

Oshkosh also said it has received an aftermarket order for more than 290 explosively formed penetrator protection kits. The EFP kits are scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of fiscal year 2011.

The awards from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command are valued at more than $58 million.

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