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Oshkosh Defense Awarded $11.7 million Contract to Install Armor Kits on MTVR Vehicles

OSHKOSH, Wis. — August 1, 2008 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has been awarded an $11.7 million contract with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to install reducible height armor kits on the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacements (MVTR). Production will take place during 2009 at multiple Oshkosh service facilities located throughout the U.S.

The upgraded kits will add capabilities to the current armor system used for the MTVR by allowing the top of the cab to be removed for transport, which will enable the vehicles to be loaded aboard Mobile Prepositioning Ships. The MTVR was developed as an all-terrain, multi-purpose logistics vehicle for the U.S. Marines and Navy Seabees and helps to provide cross-country mobility while maintaining payload capability.

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corp. leads the way in military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles. Since 1917, Oshkosh has continuously developed new products and technologies that make military jobs easier, safer and more efficient. Oshkosh Defense’s comprehensive product lines are recognized for superior performance and reliability, particularly in off-road environments. For more information, visit

About Oshkosh Corp.
Oshkosh Corp. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, BAI®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, Geesink™, Norba™, Kiggen™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to

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