More contracts for Oshkosh Corp

Oshkosh Corporation adds two more military contracts to its recent list: $21 million to Oshkosh Defense for armor installation and military vehicle components; and $6.8 million to Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles in conjunction with FAAC Incorporated of Ann Arbor, Mich., for mobile trainer units.
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Oshkosh Defense Receives Orders for Armor Installation, Vehicle Components
OSHKOSH, Wis. — April 21, 2009 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, has received separate orders from the Marine Corps System Command (MARCORSYSCOM) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) potentially totaling more than $21 million for armor installation and military vehicle components.

Under the delivery order with MARCORSYSCOM, Oshkosh will install more than 440 reducible-height armor kits on cargo, dump and tractor variants of the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) and armor kits on MTVR wrecker variants. The total value of this award is more than $10 million and work is expected to be completed by May 31, 2010.

The Oshkosh MTVR is an all-terrain, multipurpose logistics vehicle used by the Marines and Navy Seabees. Oshkosh offers several variants for the transportation of troops, materials or equipment. The vehicle features an off-road 7.1-ton payload capacity and an on-road 15-ton payload capacity.

The contract with the DLA is for axle assemblies for the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT). The minimum order amount under this contract exceeds $700,000 with a five-year maximum of more than $11 million.

Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles and FAAC receive order for vehicle simulator mobile trainer facilities from U.S. Army

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Chicago, IL. (April 20, 2009) -- Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles (OSV), an Oshkosh Corporation company, and FAAC Incorporated of Ann Arbor, Mich., have received an order for 13 Common Driver Trainer (CDT) mobile trainer facilities from the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for the U.S. Army PEO Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) group. The simulators will train students on how to operate Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAP) through the practice of critical driving skills in a controlled environment. The total value of the trailer contract is $6.8 million.

“Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles and our teammate, FAAC, are very proud to provide equipment that allows exhaustive driver training without endangering lives. These simulators are a far more effective and less expensive methodology for teaching the essential skill sets required to operate this vitally relevant vehicle,” said Tony Ellis, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles general manager and vice president of finance. “This is a growing market and one in which we and FAAC take pride in playing an important role,”

OSV manufactures a systems-ready, mobile training environment and the CDT simulator is installed by FAAC at its facilities in Ann Arbor. The 48-foot long enclosure is engineered with twin pop-out extensions to allow for a larger training arena and a more realistic teaching experience.

For the student, the CDT training station simulates the fit and feel of the MRAP vehicle environment, and is built on a full motion base that rotates in all axes (6 degrees of freedom or 6dof) to simulate real-world driving conditions. The operator sees a display screen with a realistically depicted virtual world that simulates a variety of on and off-road terrains, obstacles and other challenges.

The front of each unit features storage space and racks for on-board computer systems, hardware and wiring. A rear module contains a control room for an instructor who inputs data into the simulator and who conducts and monitors training scenarios and assesses student performance. The control room is configured to accommodate an observer, as well as the instructor.

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