Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, has been awarded multiple contracts valued at $28 million from U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) for aftermarket support of the Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) fleet.
Oshkosh will deliver nearly 200 reducible-height armor kits, more than 200 fuel fire protection kits and more than 160 vehicle engines to support in-theater maintenance and repair of the MTVR. The reducible-height version of the armor kit allows the Marine Corps to transport armored MTVRs aboard ships by lowering the overall height of the vehicle. Work will be completed by September 2009.
“The armor kits have proven extremely successful in enhancing the protection provided to Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan since they were originally fielded in 2005,” said John Stoddart, executive vice president and president, Defense, Oshkosh Corporation. “We were the first manufacturer to provide integrated armor kits on vehicles and will continue to lead the way in developing and fielding tactical wheeled vehicle technology to enhance survivability on the battlefield.”
More than 10,000 Oshkosh MTVRs are in service with the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy Seabees.