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Army ups M-ATV order with Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, Wis., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army is increasing its order with Oshkosh Corp. for the delivery of additional mine-resistant, ambush-protected All Terrain Vehicles.

U.S. company Oshkosh was selected by the Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command as the prime contractor for the MRAP-All Terrain Vehicles program at the end of June. Oshkosh announced TACOM has increased its order for the company's M-ATVs.

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Under the $1.06 billion order, Oshkosh will deliver an additional 1,700 M-ATVs to support the Army's operations in Afghanistan. The order follows an initial $1.05 billion contract.

"At Oshkosh, our main focus is to ensure that M-ATVs are waiting in theater for the warfighters when they arrive, rather than having the warfighter wait for the vehicle," Robert Bohn, Oshkosh chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

"We are confident in our ability to ramp up production to 1,000 per month in December and this additional order will allow us to sustain that rate of production through February 2010."

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