11/12/2010 -Info-Industries



U.S. Military Orders First M-ATV Ambulances From Oshkosh Defense

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will provide the U.S. Armed Forces with the first MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) tactical ambulances, giving military medics new capabilities for reaching injured military personnel in otherwise inaccessible battlefield environments. Oshkosh received an order for 250 of the armored, highly mobile ambulances from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC). “The addition of this vehicle to the U.S. services’ fleets will allow the military to provide urgent medical care in landscapes that are too rugged for other tactical ambulances,” said Ken Juergens, vice president and general manager of Joint Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “We invested in the development of the M-ATV ambulance in response to the military’s need for additional patient recovery and ground transport capabilities. This vehicle expands the military’s M-ATV family of vehicles currently protecting troops and supporting operations in Afghanistan.” Oshkosh product-design teams worked closely with the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) on the M-ATV tactical ambulance’s design and interior layout.

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