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Oshkosh Defense to Supply 400 Additional M-ATVs to U.S. Forces

07/14/2011

OSHKOSH, Wis., Jul 14, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will build and deliver an additional 400 MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) base variants with integrated underbody protection following an order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC). This delivery order was announced by the Department of Defense on June 30. Oshkosh has received orders to deliver more than 8,700 M-ATVs of which more than 8,000 life-saving M-ATVs have been delivered for operations in Afghanistan. Oshkosh also received an order to continue Field Service Representative (FSR) support for the M-ATV in theater.

"The battle-proven Oshkosh M-ATV is designed and built to give troops the best combination of protection and mobility on the battlefield," said Ken Juergens, vice president and general manager of Joint Programs for Oshkosh Defense. "As we provide M-ATVs, we also ensure they are always battle-ready with support from our factory-trained FSRs, who use their expertise to help sustain vehicles in and out of theater, as well as provide technical guidance and training for troops."

The M-ATV is designed to provide exceptional protection and superior mobility for operations on unimproved road networks and rugged off-road terrain in places like Afghanistan. The M-ATV bolt-on design permits in-theatre installation of the latest armor technology to meet mission demands and the ever-changing and increasing threats in theater. The vehicle uses the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system to provide added flexibility, allowing the M-ATV to take on additional bolt-on armor and protection kits while maintaining a payload of up to 4,000 pounds. The M-ATV family of vehicles also includes the Special Forces Vehicle (SFV), Multi-Mission Vehicle (MMV), tactical ambulance and 2.5 ton cargo vehicle to deliver protected mobility for a wide array of operations in unforgiving terrain.

Factory-trained Oshkosh FSRs go where they are needed worldwide, including in-theater, and provide a direct link to the company and its parts network. FSRs provide vehicle-specific expertise to not only maintain vehicles, but also to provide technical guidance and help train troops so militaries can perform more vehicle service in-house.

The M-ATV order is valued at more than $207 million. Vehicle deliveries are expected to begin in October and be completed by November. To-date, the FSR order is valued at more than $31 million and will continue the support of more than 90 FSRs in theater through March 2012.

About Oshkosh Defense

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit http://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®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline(TM), SMIT(TM), 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, visit http://www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

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

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe," "should," "project" or "plan" or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company's control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the impact on revenues and margins of the decrease in M-ATV production rates; the cyclical nature of the Company's access equipment, commercial and fire & emergency markets, especially during periods of global economic weakness, tight credit markets and lower municipal spending; the Company's ability to produce vehicles under the FMTV contract at targeted margins and at required volumes to receive and sustain performance-based payments; the duration of the ongoing global economic weakness, which could lead to additional impairment charges related to many of the Company's intangible assets and/or a slower recovery in the Company's cyclical businesses than equity market expectations; the expected level and timing of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) procurement of products and services and funding thereof; risks related to reductions in government expenditures in light of U.S. defense budget pressures and an uncertain DoD tactical wheeled vehicle strategy; the potential for the U.S. government to competitively bid the Company's Army and Marine Corps contracts; the consequences of financial leverage, which could limit the Company's ability to pursue various opportunities; increasing commodity and other raw material costs, particularly in a sustained economic recovery; the ability to pass on to customers price increases to offset higher input costs; risks related to costs and charges as a result of facilities consolidation and alignment, including that anticipated cost savings may not be achieved; risks related to the collectability of receivables, particularly for those businesses with exposure to construction markets; the cost of any warranty campaigns related to the Company's products; risks related to production delays arising from supplier quality or production issues, especially in light of the significant recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan; risks associated with international operations and sales, including foreign currency fluctuations and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; risks related to work stoppages and other labor matters, especially in light of the pending contract expiration for union employees at the Company's Oshkosh defense facilities; the potential for disruptions or cost overruns in the Company's global enterprise system implementation; the potential for increased costs relating to compliance with changes in laws and regulations; and risks related to disruptions in the Company's distribution networks. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update information contained in this press release. Investors should be aware that the Company may not update such information until the Company's next quarterly earnings conference call, if at all.

SOURCE: Oshkosh Corporation

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