Oshkosh to Display Vehicles Tailored to Needs of Canadian Forces
- Oshkosh to demonstrate vehicles with proven protection and reliability at CANSEC 2012
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will exhibit its Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV), the Oshkosh HEMTT A4 vehicle, which is the base vehicle for the Company’s MSVS SMP submission, and a cargo truck from its proven Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) at CANSEC in Ottawa, May 30-31.
The Oshkosh TAPV was designed to provide industry-leading off-road mobility and crew protection for a variety of missions. With fully integrated life cycle sustainment provided by Oshkosh Defense and General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, the Oshkosh TAPV solution optimizes vehicle performance and operating costs. The Oshkosh TAPV leverages the combat proven Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) platform and industry-leading TAK-4® independent suspension system to provide a 70 percent off-road mission profile.
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The Oshkosh Defense MSVS SMP is designed around the battle-tested Oshkosh HEMTT A4, which uses a high-performance drive train and advanced suspension. The HEMTT platform has logged over 1 billion kilometres in military service globally. Tailored to the needs of Canadian Forces, the Oshkosh MSVS SMP can provide proven reliability and protection for a wide range of Canadian Army logistics operations.
“We are committed to providing innovative vehicles that enhance performance and protect Canadian Soldiers,” said Serge Buchakjian, senior vice president and general manager of International Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “Both the Oshkosh TAPV and MSVS SMP vehicles have successfully undergone extensive testing and are ready to be fielded with the Canadian Army.”
Oshkosh will also have its FMTV on display. The FMTV is a series of 17 models. Vehicles share parts commonality of more than 80 percent, resulting in streamlined maintenance, training, sustainment and overall cost efficiency. The unarmoured FMTV is EAR rather than ITAR controlled. It is a cost-efficient logistics truck that provides the capability, versatility and mobility to move troops and supplies, recover vehicles and weapon systems, or haul equipment.
To see the vehicles on display, visit Oshkosh’s booths, #1001 in the Capital Exhibition Centre and outdoor booth #2402, in Ottawa, Canada. Oshkosh leadership will be available on-site to discuss the vehicles.
Source : Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK)