Oshkosh Defense Confirms Intent to Bid for Canada's MSVS SMP

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Oshkosh Defense Confirms Intent to Bid for Canada's MSVS SMP

Mission-proven defence vehicles, Canada-wide network of suppliers are to be cornerstones of the Oshkosh submission

OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYS: OSK) , reconfirmed its support for Canadian tactical vehicle modernization programmes by announcing its intent to respond to the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) request for proposal. Oshkosh Defense will propose a solution that leverages the company's mission-proven vehicle platforms, advanced automotive and safety technologies and life-cycle sustainment solutions to offer the overall best value to the Canadian Government.

The MSVS SMP solution from Oshkosh Defense, shown here in the Cargo variant, combines state-of-the-a ...

The MSVS SMP solution from Oshkosh Defense, shown here in the Cargo variant, combines state-of-the-art drive train, advanced suspension, improved braking and superior armour protection systems. (Photo: Oshkosh Defense)


"We are committed to providing tactical vehicles with the performance and protection that Canadian Forces require to keep their missions moving," said John Urias, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense. "By developing a nationwide network of suppliers, Oshkosh Defense is well-positioned to support Canadian vehicle modernization strategy and bring measurable benefits to the Canadian economy."

"The Oshkosh MSVS SMP solution is designed to improve the protection and performance capabilities of the Canadian Forces' medium-payload fleet, both today and for decades to come," said Serge Buchakjian, senior vice president and general manager of International Programs for Oshkosh Defense. "The MSVS SMP technical solution developed by Oshkosh is based on a platform with more than one billion real-world operational kilometres in missions around the globe."

Designed to meet the Canadian Forces' requirements for highly reliable, durable logistics vehicles for a broad range of missions, the Oshkosh MSVS SMP combines state-of-the-art drive train, advanced suspension, improved braking and superior armour protection systems.

Oshkosh Defense will serve as the prime contractor for the programme and use its Canadian network of suppliers and assembly capabilities to return value to the Canadian economy. Oshkosh programme management, industrial regional benefits (IRB) management, engineering, contract management, and purchasing support for the MSVS SMP programme will be conducted from the Oshkosh Defense Canada office in Ottawa, Ontario.

About Oshkosh Defense

Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For more than 90 years, Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers' missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defence industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance.

To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at www.oshkoshdefense.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation 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 Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®,McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline, 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 www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

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Oshkosh Defense
Jennifer Ma, 920-233-9606
Sr. Manager, Global Marketing Communications
jma@defense.oshkoshcorp.com

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