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Oshkosh Defense Begins L-ATV Production for JLTV EMD Phase — Press Release

The Oshkosh Defense L-ATV provides optimal balance and enables unmatched off-road mobility while meeting stringent transportability and protection requirements.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (Oct. 22, 2012) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has begun production of its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV). The L-ATV was selected for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase, and it will be exhibited at AUSA 2012, Oct. 22-24 in Washington, D.C.

“Oshkosh is building our JLTV offering on a flexible and integrated production line using proven lean manufacturing processes, a rigorous Oshkosh quality-assurance system and an efficient supply chain to deliver mature vehicles, ready for government testing,” said John Bryant, vice president and general manager of Joint and Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “We have also completed our start-of work meeting with the government, and we will stay in close touch throughout the program with ongoing meetings and reviews.”

The JLTV program aims to replace many of the U.S. military’s aging HMMWVs with a lightweight vehicle that offers an optimal balance to protection, performance and payload for the joint forces. Oshkosh’s JLTV provides that optimal balance and enables unmatched off-road mobility while meeting stringent transportability and protection requirements. The L-ATV can accept multiple armor configurations, allowing the vehicle to easily adapt to operational requirements. The L-ATV also applies the Oshkosh TAK-4i™ intelligent independent suspension system to provide significantly faster speeds when operating off-road, which can be critical to troops’ safety.

Because the JLTV production phase is years out and will only replace a portion of the existing HMMWV fleets, Oshkosh Defense is offering HMMWV modernization options that can improve the aging vehicles’ mobility and protection for Warfighters today and into the future. Oshkosh will display HMMWV upgrade capabilities at AUSA 2012 that provide the best mobility solutions for the investment. The company is “right sizing” its proprietary technologies to deliver affordable performance improvements through proven components, both for unarmored and armored HMMWVs.

These offerings are backed by Oshkosh’s Integrated Product Support services, which are designed to support military readiness, life-cycle management and fleet modernization. This includes training services, instruction manuals, maintenance and repairs, parts supply and fleet restoration services. Oshkosh Field Service Representatives (FSR) travel globally to ensure vehicles and personnel are at peak operational readiness. The company’s robust operator and maintenance training services provide systems-level expertise on the platforms and technologies they support, and Oshkosh’s parts-supply network is available 24/7 to provide instant access to spare and repair parts for all vehicle makes and models.

Oshkosh executives will be on hand to discuss the company’s vehicles, technologies and vehicle life-cycle management capabilities at booth #1713.

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 Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, 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, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

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

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Oshkosh Defense Unveils New Light Vehicle for Unconventional, Recon Missions at Modern Day Marine 2012 — Press Release

Oshkosh L-ATV selected for the JLTV EMD phase also on display

OSHKOSH, Wis. (Sept. 24, 2012) — Expanding its portfolio of light military vehicles, Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), is unveiling its new Special Purpose All-Terrain Vehicle (S-ATV) designed for unconventional and reconnaissance missions at Modern Day Marine 2012, Sept. 25-27 in Quantico, Va. Oshkosh will also have its Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV), which was selected for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase, at the show.

“We have developed a broad range of high-performance light vehicles to offer Warfighters next-generation capabilities for future battlefields,” said John Bryant, vice president and general manager of Joint and Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “Our L-ATV and S-ATV platforms, coupled with an array of Oshkosh-developed HMMWV upgrade solutions, demonstrate exciting innovations. The off-road mobility, crew protection and reliability that are hallmarks of our heavy, medium and MRAP platforms have been leveraged in different ways across these light vehicles to meet a range of operational needs.”

Oshkosh specifically designed the S-ATV based on emerging worldwide requirements for forces performing unconventional and reconnaissance missions. The S-ATV utilizes Oshkosh’s battle-proven off-road technologies and expertise to nimbly travel across rugged, remote and urban terrains at high speeds. The vehicle is available in multiple weight and protection configurations.

Delivering the Oshkosh JLTV Solution

Oshkosh received a contract in August to deliver 22 Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) prototypes for the JLTV EMD phase, as well as to support government testing and evaluation of the vehicles. The joint services are expected to replace tens of thousands of HMMWVs with the JLTV.

“The Oshkosh JLTV solution was designed with a purpose – to keep Warfighters safe on future battlefields with unpredictable terrain, tactics, and threats,” said John Bryant, vice president and general manager of Joint and Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “Oshkosh has a 90-year history of delivering high quality military vehicle programs on-time and on-budget, and our JLTV program is no exception. We understand how critical this light, protected, off-road vehicle will be to Warfighters.”

The Oshkosh L-ATV offers an advanced crew protection system that has been extensively tested and is proven to optimize crew survivability. The L-ATV can accept multiple armor configurations, which allows the vehicle to adapt easily to changing operational requirements. The L-ATV also applies the Oshkosh TAK-4i™ intelligent independent-suspension system to provide significantly faster speeds when operating off-road, which can be critical to troops’ safety.

Oshkosh executives will be on hand to discuss the vehicles, technologies and vehicle lifecycle management at booth #2404.

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 Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, 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, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
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Oshkosh Defense to Showcase Advanced Vehicles and Technologies at AUSA 2011 — Press Release

Oshkosh Defense to Showcase Advanced Vehicles and Technologies at AUSA 2011

Oshkosh launches signature campaign to support military families through TAPS

OSHKOSH, Wis. (Oct. 6, 2011) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will present its latest vehicle innovations for the U.S. Army at the AUSA 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C. The Oshkosh vehicles on display, including the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV), the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) tactical ambulance and the TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology, demonstrate the company’s ability to meet the Army’s needs through innovative, cost-effective solutions.

“Our extensive experience with the U.S. Army’s military vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan gives us a real appreciation for the operational challenges facing our customer,” said Mike Ivy, vice president and general manager of Army Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “Our understanding of those challenges, combined with our expertise as the Army’s heavy and medium tactical wheeled vehicle and M-ATV supplier, gives us tremendous insight as our nation approaches leaner defense budgets. We remain committed to delivering exceptional value to the Army – from production through the entire life cycle, whatever the fleet.”

The L-ATV builds on the success of proven technologies, advanced armor solutions and expeditionary levels of mobility, bringing new levels of protection and maneuverability to the battlefield in the form of a light-duty vehicle.

The L-ATV uses the Oshkosh TAK-4i™ intelligent suspension system to deliver new levels of off-road mobility. Its armored capsule is optimized for protection, weight and mobility, and can accept multiple armor configurations to protect troops from IEDs and other threats. An optional Oshkosh ProPulse® diesel-electric hybrid powertrain can maximize the L-ATV’s efficiency through improved fuel economy, high levels of exportable power – both stationary and on the move – and lower life-cycle costs.

The M-ATV tactical ambulance was developed based on a need identified for a vehicle that allows medics to reach and care for injured troops in challenging operating environments. The M-ATV tactical ambulance delivers the same protected mobility as the M-ATV base and accommodates four patients, up to two of whom can be on litters, for optimal capacity and configuration flexibility. The vehicle is the lightest, most mobile MRAP ambulance available to the U.S. military, and two litter-bound patients can be loaded into the vehicle in less than two minutes for minimal exposure to enemy fire.

The Oshkosh TerraMax UGV technology is designed to retain a vehicle’s original payload and performance capabilities. Designed as a scalable kit, it can be integrated on vehicles, including those built by other manufacturers, as they are produced or retrofitted on existing vehicle fleets. The TerraMax technology can function in the same weather conditions and operating environments as manned vehicles, requiring minimal human interaction and operator training.

The FMTV wrecker, also on display at AUSA, was developed to provide the U.S. Army and National Guard recovery capabilities for medium and light tactical wheeled vehicles in the most extreme conditions. The wrecker uses a retrieval system that has been proven in the field for more than 25 years on multiple Oshkosh vehicles, including the U.S. Army’s Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) as well as the U.S. Marine Corps’ Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) and Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR).

AUSA attendees will have an opportunity to support the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a national organization that provides compassionate care, free of charge, for the families of fallen military members, by signing a wall at Oshkosh’s booth. Oshkosh will donate $2 to TAPS for every signature collected until it reaches a goal of $100,000. TAPS has provided support to more than 30,000 family members since 1994. Oshkosh Defense has a long-standing history of supporting military members and families, both in the field and back at home, through charitable giving and program support.

“We hope that everyone attending AUSA this year will stop by the Oshkosh booth to sign the signature wall and show their support for the families of America’s fallen military heroes,” said Bonnie Carroll, TAPS founder and president. “We are grateful to Oshkosh for their generous support of TAPS. Oshkosh’s efforts will help TAPS provide comfort and care for so many families who are grieving the death of a loved one who served in the Armed Forces.”

Oshkosh executives will be available to discuss the vehicles, technologies and sustainment services at booth #7328 during the show.

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 Corporation 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, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

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

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Oshkosh Defense Showcases Light Military Vehicle Technologies to Address the Evolution of the Modern Battlefield — Press Release

Oshkosh Defense Showcases Light Military Vehicle Technologies to Address the Evolution of the Modern Battlefield

Technologies Include Next-Generation TAK-4® Independent Suspension System

OSHKOSH, Wis. (Oct. 25, 2010) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today unveiled a vehicle to demonstrate the future of light tactical wheeled vehicles at the AUSA 2010 Annual Meeting & Exposition.

This vehicle, called the Light Combat Tactical Vehicle (LCTV), features the company’s latest advancements in off-road mobility, performance and protection for the U.S. military – including the next-generation of TAK-4® independent suspension systems. The new system provides increased off-road mobility, improved vehicle maneuverability and smoother ride quality.

“The LCTV technologies represent a forward-thinking, customer-guided approach to research and development, and more than 80 years of experience selling vehicles to the military,” said Ken Juergens, Oshkosh Defense vice president and general manager, Joint Programs. “Our new TAK-4 system will further expand the vehicles’ off-road capabilities to make military routes less predictable and Warfighters less susceptible to roadside attacks. Combined with our ProPulse diesel-electric powertrain and modular capsule design, the LCTV provides a glimpse into the survivability and mobility potential of the U.S. military’s light vehicle fleets.”

The ProPulse® technology delivers up to 20 percent improved fuel economy and has 70 kW of available military-grade power. The bolt-together capsule design – proven on the Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) and legacy MRAPs – allows for vehicle upgrades and continuous enhancements to the capsule without having to weld or conduct major fabrication.

The next-generation TAK-4 suspension system delivers 20 inches of independent wheel travel. It also uses a larger shock absorber to deliver an even smoother ride quality at increased speeds and is adjustable to reduce vehicle height for better transportability. Like the demonstration vehicle’s other technologies, it is scalable for use on light, medium and heavy fleets. Oshkosh’s current TAK-4 independent suspension system has been proven in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, where it has been successfully integrated on multiple vehicle platforms to include the M-ATV, Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR), and other legacy MRAP vehicles.

Oshkosh’s ProPulse technology has been demonstrated on the Oshkosh Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A3 and the Oshkosh MTVR, which are undergoing testing with the Army and Marine Corps respectively. “The modular nature of the Oshkosh ProPulse system allows for easy integration and flexibility for the future, such as the inclusion of fuel cells for power generation,” Juergens added.

The demonstration vehicle’s capsule is optimized for weight and survivability, utilizing the latest and most proven technologies and techniques available to the Warfighter. Oshkosh has a history of delivering advanced survivability solutions. Its (HEMTT) A4 was the first vehicle delivered to the U.S. military with an integrated A-kit/B-kit armor configuration.

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 Corporation 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, visit 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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Israel Buying Armored Trucks In The U.S.

Arotech Corporation of Michigan reported their recent quarterly earnings. The company still performed at a loss but compared to the same quarter last year saw strong improvement. The company almost halved its loss from $1.9 million to $1 million on revenues that were up almost $3.5 million.

One of the prime reasons for this growth in revenues was the sale of armored trucks, the David, to Israel. The company also makes simulators and armored plate for the military market as well as some commercial products. It’s subsidiary, MDT Armor Corp, makes the David in Alabama.

Israel like the U.S. and its allies in Afghanistan and Iraq faces a significant mine and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threat. The provision of a armored truck makes sense as they must move supplies and troops by road along dangerous borders with the Gaza Strip or West Bank. The David is considered an “ultra light armored personnel carrier” that can defeat small arms and grenades as well as lighter IED attacks. The market for these kinds of vehicles is fairly significant as they can be used for internal security missions as well as light combat duty.

Unfortunately there are many parts of the world where military and police face these kind of threats from terrorist and insurgent groups. The David is one of several kinds of vehicles that would be useful in these kind of situations to move small groups of troops or supplies.

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