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Marines Get $337.9M in MTVR Trucks & Armor Kits

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MTVR towing howitzer 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 […]

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