USMC Orders MTVRs from Oshkosh
- High-performance tactical vehicle supports Marines and Seabees in off-road operations
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will deliver more than 260 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements (MTVR) to the U.S. Marine Corps following a delivery order from the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM). The Oshkosh MTVR is the medium-payload workhorse vehicle for the Marines and Navy Seabees, and has been used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan in a range of challenging conditions.
“The MTVR was designed to give Marines improved off-road mobility, and since being fielded, it has set the standard for all-terrain vehicle performance,” said John Bryant, vice president and general manager of Joint and Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “The MTVRs delivered under this order will support Marines and Seabees with a wide array of tactical missions and on the most challenging terrain.”
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The MTVR is available in several variants for the transportation of troops, materials and equipment. The vehicle uses the Oshkosh-patented TAK-4® independent suspension system to achieve a 70 percent off-road profile capability and 16 inches of independent wheel travel for extensive cross-country operations. Oshkosh has delivered more than 11,000 MTVRs to the Marines and Seabees to date.
Working with the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL) and the National Robotics Engineering Center of Carnegie Mellon University, Oshkosh has also taken the MTVR’s potential further with its TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology kit. TerraMax-equipped MTVRs used in the MCWL Cargo UGV initiative have been evaluated in various mission scenarios and on a diverse range of terrain. The TerraMax UGV technology has the potential to reduce Marines’ exposure to lethal attacks and free up Marines from logistics missions to support other operations.
MTVR variants being produced under this order include the MK25 Cargo, and MK27 and MK28 Extended Cargo trucks. Production will begin in April 2013 and be completed in September 2014. The order is valued at more than $67 million.
Source : Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK)
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