Oshkosh Reinforces U.S. Marine's Heavy Fleet

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command has sent a delivery order (part of an existing contract worth over $158 million) for 400 Logistics Vehicle System Replacements (LVSR) to the Defense Division of Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corporation.

With this order, the overall number of LVSR’s under contract has reached a figure of almost 1,300 units. This also extends the LVSR manufacturing and delivery into July next year. Over 385 MKR18 cargo versions will be produced under the order. The rest will be MKR16 tractors.

The Oshkosh LVSR is among the world’s most advanced logistics platforms and offers the U.S. Marine Corps a technologically sophisticated, heavy-payload vehicle to answer the call in even the most arduous conditions,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. “The vehicle’s off-road capabilities only make it more versatile when transporting heavy equipment, fuel and other supplies to the front line,

The vehicle features Oshkosh’s special TAK-4 independent suspension system which offers it an excellent off-road mobility. It is also packed with the latest technological developments, such as the Oshkosh Command Zone integrated diagnostics system. The LVSR can be ordered in three versions: cargo, wrecker and fifth-wheel. It offers an on-road payload capacity of 22.5 tons and an off-road payload capacity of 16.5 tons. The first units started arriving in Afghanistan in September 2009.

Oshkosh supplies a wider range of military vehicles for other Marine Corps and Defense programs, such as the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) and the U.S. Army’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV).
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