Homeland security officials, planners and funding managers from federal, state and local levels across the U.S. will have an opportunity this week to see and learn firsthand about the unique Tactical Protector Vehicle (TPV) from Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), at the National Homeland Security Conference in Columbus, Ohio, May 22-24.
The Oshkosh TPV is designed to provide law enforcement officers with exceptional mobility and maneuverability to operate in tight spaces. The vehicle is built to support a wide array of operations, such as disaster response, border patrol, rescue missions, terrorist threats and hostage situations in either urban areas or rugged rural environments.
“The Oshkosh TPV delivers best-in-class mobility combined with optimal protection for officers responding to homeland security threats,” said John Bryant, vice president and general manager of Joint and Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “Whether officers are negotiating dense cities, rural areas or debris-strewn terrain in response to emergency situations, the TPV provides the mobility, maneuverability and crew protection needed for a wide range of missions.”
The vehicle provides officers with protection through an advanced armor system that utilizes ballistic steel and glass to enclose the entire crew compartment. With an armor protection rating of NIJ Level IV, the TPV can stop multi-hit, armor-piercing ammunition.
The TPV has a more compact footprint than other protected vehicles in its class. It can carry up to nine officers and offers available electrically deployed drop-down skip plates for additional officer protection. Its turning circle is less than 42 feet curb-to-curb, with a maximum speed of 75 mph. With selectable four-wheel drive, available run-flat tires and 13 inches of ground clearance, the TPV can handle the roughest terrain and obstructions, whether on border patrol duty or city law enforcement missions.
Source: Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK)
Date: May 22, 2012