Marines Get $337.9M in MTVR Trucks & Armor KitsOct 04, 2005 04:23 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
Oshkosh Truck Corp. in Oshkosh, WI received two contracts from US Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA for its Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) 7-ton trucks. MTVRs replace the Marines’ existing M809/M939 medium tactical (“5-ton”) trucks, providing a number of new capabilities.
The USMC needed to replace its existing medium truck fleet with a more robust vehicle capable of carrying more payload, at a faster speed, over more difficult terrain. While this program began as a remanufacture effort for 5 Ton trucks, it evolved into the procurement of a new advanced technology truck carrying increased payload, with added mobility and corrosion protection as well.
The end result was the MTVR, a truck that can readily negotiate terrain twice as rough as the current fleet’s capability and has a mission profile of 70% off road and 30% on-road, increased payload (7.1 tons off road and 15 tons on road), and improved cross-country speed (up to 30 mph). It is also a safer, more reliable system through corrosion technology upgrades and extensive use of proven commercial heavy truck components like a high performance suspension, traction control, automatic transmission, et. al. Experience in Iraq has led to the manufacture and installation of armor kits as well.
Oshkosh has received a $193.4 million fixed-price-delivery order issued under previously award basic contract M67854-04-D-5016 for 832 Medium Tactical Vehicle replacement (MTVR) cargo vehicles, 130 MTVR tractor vehicles and associated kits. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, WI and is expected to be completed by December 2007. This is a sole source delivery order.
The firm was also awarded a $145.5 million modification to a firm-fixed-price delivery order (0005) issued against basic contract M67854-04-D-5016 for production and delivery of 930 ECP-59 MTVR armor kits, bringing this delivery order’s total cumulative value to $305.1 million. Work on these armor kits will be performed in Israel (75%) and various sites throughout the United States (25%), and is expected to be complete in December 2006. This is a sole source modification to delivery order 0005.