Posted by Courtney Howard
OSHKOSH, Wis., 24 Dec. 2009. Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corp., won a delivery order to an existing contract with the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) for more than 10 Logistics Vehicle System Replacements (LVSR). The delivery order for the cargo variant of the vehicle is valued at more than $5 million and brings the total number of LVSRs under contract to 875.
With improved survivability, mobility, and performance, the next-generation LVSR expands on the original Logistics Vehicle System (LVS) produced by Oshkosh Corporation in the early 1980s. The Oshkosh LVSR is used by the U.S. Marine Corps for the on- and off-road transportation of heavy payloads, such as munitions, fuel, water, and heavy equipment.
Production and delivery of the LVSRs will be completed in October 2010, with all variants manufactured in the company's Wisconsin facilities.
Oshkosh delivered its requirement of nearly 40 LVSRs in November, and set a record production number for the program when it produced more than 40 in October says a representative.
The Oshkosh LVSR vehicle is equipped with the Oshkosh Command Zone embedded diagnostics system and the company's patented TAK-4 independent suspension system for superior off-road mobility in the most severe environments.
The LVSR comes in three variants -- cargo, wrecker, and fifth-wheel -- and features an on-road payload capacity of 22.5 tons and an off-road payload capacity of 16.5 tons.
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