IDGA Editor



Eddie Garcia, Director, Government Marketing


New High-Mobility Protected Tactical Vehicle Goes Wherever It’s Needed

OSHKOSH, Wis. — May 7, 2010 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will be exhibiting the Tactical Protector Vehicle (TPV) – a high-mobility, protected tactical vehicle – for the border patrol community at IDGA’s Border Management Summit Southwest, to be held in Phoenix, May 24-26, 2010.

The Oshkosh® TPV is engineered to help tackle the tough challenges faced by law enforcement officers who protect our nation’s borders. Designed for superior maneuverability and speed, the vehicle can accommodate the roughest terrain at speeds up to 75 mph. Its engineered armor systems can be custom-configured to serve a variety of tactical needs.

"The Oshkosh TPV is a purpose-built vehicle, designed to protect officers, the communities they serve and the borders they protect," said Jack Reiff, Oshkosh Corporation program director, Defense. "The TPV offers the optimal balance of mobility, crew protection and payload to meet the most rigorous law-enforcement demands. It can be customized for a variety of high-risk missions in places ranging from rural outposts to city streets."

Beyond its high-mobility capabilities, the TPV employs military-grade armor protection that meets or exceeds the highest-threat scenarios border security officers face. The vehicle offers NIJ Level IV protection, and is capable of stopping multi-hit, armor-piercing rounds.

The vehicle’s high-energy-absorbing under-body armor, ballistic-steel roof and suspended-seat systems provide optimum safety and security for occupants. The Oshkosh TPV footprint is more compact than other tactical vehicles used for border patrol.

The TPV carries up to eight people, and is available with a payload capacity of 4,220 pounds. It’s built on a rugged Ford F550 chassis shortened to a 116-inch wheelbase and upgraded with heavy-duty suspension components. With selectable four-wheel drive, 13 inches of ground clearance and run-flat tires, the TPV can overcome obstructions with ease.

The vehicle has a 6.4L V8, 325-hp engine and can reach 75 mph. It has a 38-degree approach angle and 30-degree departure angle. With a 36-degree static side slope and up to an 18-inch vertical-step capability, the TPV can carry officers confidently up inclines ranging to 60-percent grades. Front and rear winches aid in vehicle self-recovery in muddy terrain or deep snow.

Oshkosh Defense has unmatched experience in building high-protection, high-performance vehicles for the military, homeland security and law enforcement. The Tactical Protector Vehicle is now available through Oshkosh Defense and select dealers throughout the United States and Canada. Bumper-to-bumper vehicle service is available through certified maintenance facilities across the country. For further information about the Tactical Protector Vehicle, contact 920-235-9151, ext. 22815.

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 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 Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, 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.

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

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