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Oshkosh Defense Canada Delivers MSVS SMP Bid with Next-Generation Capabilities for Canadian Armed Forces — Press Release

image004Industry team members and a growing network of more than 700 Canadian suppliers set to return exceptional value to the Canadian economy

OTTAWA, Ontario (Jan. 8, 2014) — The Canadian Government is taking important steps in modernizing its logistics vehicle fleet by advancing the Standard Military Pattern (SMP) component of the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) project. Oshkosh Defense Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), responded to the Government of Canada’s MSVS SMP Request for Proposal (RFP), offering a high performance, low risk solution to meet the Canadian Department of National Defence’s (DND) mission requirements and protect Canadian Soldiers for decades to come.

“Working closely with our Canadian industry partners and a growing network of Canadian suppliers, our Oshkosh MSVS SMP offering provides superior vehicle performance, sustainment across six continents, and ultimately, the best overall value for Canada,” said John Urias, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense. “The Oshkosh MSVS SMP family of vehicles is the next generation of the world’s most trusted, battle-proven military platform in the field today. We are proud to present the Government of Canada with our MSVS SMP bid that meets or exceeds all project requirements, and most importantly, provides Canadian Soldiers with the modern logistics vehicles they need to perform their missions.”

The Best Value for Canada

Oshkosh, in collaboration with its Canadian team members and suppliers, will return 100 percent or more of the MSVS SMP contract value to the Canadian economy. Oshkosh’s strategic team members for the project include DEW Engineering and Development, General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada, and Link Suspensions of Canada – Raydan Division.

“Our MSVS SMP team aligns core Oshkosh design, production and sustainment strengths with Canada’s finest technology, manufacturing and services capabilities,” said John Lazar, senior director of Global Strategic Initiatives for Oshkosh Defense. “We are committed to supporting MSVS SMP and future Canadian vehicle modernization programs by working with companies across Canada and creating new economic value in the process.”

Exceptional Performance, Without the Risk

Oshkosh designed, extensively tested and built its MSVS SMP solution to bring the latest ground vehicle technologies to the Canadian Armed Forces. The Oshkosh MSVS SMP vehicles and trailers are built to serve a full range of logistics missions from disaster recovery at home to major conflicts abroad. Key vehicle subsystems, including a high-performance drive train, advanced suspension and braking systems, and a state-of-the-art armour protection system, allow the Oshkosh MSVS SMP to achieve a 70 percent off-road mission profile and a 98 percent mission reliability rate – both of which will enable Canada’s ground forces to more safely operate in a vast array of threat levels, climates and terrains.

The Oshkosh MSVS SMP builds upon decades of in-theatre experience around the globe and more than one billion real-world operational kilometres accumulated on the Oshkosh Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) platform. The acclaimed HEMTT platform is a purpose-built military vehicle that has been chosen by the United States Department of Defense and more than 20 allies worldwide – consistently outperforming commercial vehicle derivatives in competitive scenarios.

Canada’s MSVS SMP RFP also includes five years of In-Service Support (ISS). With Canadian troops more frequently mobilized around the world for defence and humanitarian missions, complete life cycle sustainment is increasingly important to ensure mission readiness.

The Oshkosh team’s ISS offering leverages decades of performance based contracting and major repair/overhaul programs experience to minimize MSVS SMP life cycle costs while maximizing reliability and readiness rates. “Our ISS plan is based on a robust global supply chain and a mature logistics system that spans six continents,” added Lazar. “By applying our logistics supportability analysis methodology to manage fleet health, Oshkosh has helped reduced military vehicle fleet life cycle costs as much as 70 percent.”

About Oshkosh Defense

Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services.  For more than 90 years, Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions.  In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions.  Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defence industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance.

To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at

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, log on to

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F-35 PEO: “any foreign partner pooling out will have an effect on the others, a ‘death spiral’”

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Lt. General Bogdan Christopher, PEO JSFLt. General Christopher C. Bogdan, the Program Executive Officer outlined the achievements and hurdles of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) in his testimony in front of the Senate Armed Services committee. While the program is now in a better...

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Despite End of C-17 Production Boeing Still Generating Revenue

The C-17 has been the standard strategic transport for the U.S. Air Force for the last two days. Flying alongside the much smaller C-5 fleet it has flown thousands of missions carrying cargo and passengers in support of Iraq and Afghanistan. Congress and the Air Force decided to end production for the Air Force a few years ago although there are still some open Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases and hopefully a few more remaining. Even so the C-17 will remain in U.S. service for several more years.

Despite the lack of production orders Boeing (BA) is still able to generate revenue from the platform through maintenance, retrofit and service contracts with the American defense department. They were just awarded a ten year contract for software, hardware and weapon system upgrades worth almost $900 million.

In most cases these days the military rarely buys full data rights to a weapon system due to the prohibitive costs involved. This means that many times the OEM receives the bulk of the support and sustainment contracts. In the end these can easily dwarf the value of the production contract.

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Camber Acquires Novonics — Press Release

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Camber Corporation, a world class solutions company, has acquired Novonics Corporation — combining their preeminent tactical systems software and simulation capability with Camber’s systems integration and engineering, cyber security, acquisition management, logistics and sustainment, and interactive training to federal government and commercial customers worldwide. Novonics, with primary offices in Washington, D.C., Bloomington, Ind,, San Diego, Calif.,, Orlando, Fla. and Virginia Beach, Va, provides simulation based learning systems, software/systems design and development, user introduction of complex technologies, and program and strategic planning for Department of Defense and international partners.

Utilizing simulation and distributed networks to accomplish learning and support mission-critical exercises decreases costs and increases readiness by allowing preparation and training in multiple scenarios. Decreasing budgets and increasing demand for more effective and efficient training will require even more innovative training and simulation capability. The addition of Novonics enhances that existing capability in Camber’s portfolio.

“We welcome Novonics employees to our Camber family. Novonics’ experience, customer knowledge and successful project execution is an excellent strategic fit for Camber Corporation. Novonics will build upon Camber’s existing foundation of simulation-based training, network test and evaluation, command and control, information management, and training architectures. We are proud to have them on board,” said Walter Batson, Jr., Camber’s CEO. “The merging of our teams will provide our customers and the simulation community with even higher quality solutions for their mission requirements.”

About Camber
Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, Camber Corporation provides mission-critical engineering and technical services to Aerospace & Defense, National Security, and International governments and commercial customers at over 100 locations worldwide. Camber’s capability areas include: engineering and advanced technology applications; training and simulation; and operations, analysis, and mission support. Camber supports its customers in meeting important security and disaster relief requirements throughout the federal government and in over 25 countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. For more information on Camber, please visit

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2500+ Military and Industry Players Return to London for the Largest International Armoured Vehicles Conference and Exhibition — Press Release

2500+ Military and Industry Players Return to London for the Largest International Armoured Vehicles Conference and Exhibition

LONDON, February 22, 2011/PRNewswire/ — On 7th February 2011, ExCel Centre opened its doors for the 10th Annual International Armoured Vehicles ( conference and exhibition, commencing 4 days of intense networking, information-sharing and product showcasing for high profile members of the military and industry.

Hosted by Defence IQ (, this year’s event featured sessions on Land Forces capability, equipping process, survivability, and mounted combat platforms whilst providing attendees a choice of participation in any of four Focus Days: Countering Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IEDs), Through Life Support and Sustainment of Armoured Vehicles, Armoured Vehicle C4ISR Capabilities for Joint Operations and Combined Arms Training and Simulation.

The conference element of the event highlighted 50+ speakers from the military, including Major General Chris Deverell, British Army and Major General Robert Brown, US Army Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence, who kicked off the conference, with sessions on The British Army’s Strategy To Support Current And Future Operations and The Future Of Mounted And Dismounted Operations: The Role Of Tactical Small Units And The Solider As A System.

The content from the sessions were crucial to the attendees, many of whom were repeat visitors interested in gathering information on the latest developments in armoured vehicles. Others who were first-time participants included a Project Officer from the Norwegian Army, who mentioned, “I’m here for information on the different vehicles. I’ve attended all four days to hear what other nations have done, avoid mistakes that they’ve made, and learn lessons that they’ve learned.”

Meanwhile, over 100 exhibitors displayed their latest products and developments to 2500+ visitors, including vehicles such as: the Ocelot vehicle, which will be replacing the British Army’s Snatch Land Rover vehicles, the 4×4 and 6×6 Zephyr vehicles from Creation UK, Ovik Solutions’ Cameleon and finally, Oshkosh’s impressive M-ATV vehicle.

The event’s exhibition hall featured more than just vehicles – many exhibitors included innovative safety solutions for the interiors and exteriors of armoured vehicles. A representative from Vital Seating Systems stated, “The event provides good networking opportunities and the chance to see UK and foreign buyers, so it is essential for our business to be here.”

Fresh from its success this month, Defence IQ ( is already in plans for its International Armoured Vehicles 2012 conference and exhibition. A list of industry-leading companies already confirmed as exhibitors include Nexter, RUAG Land Systems, Oshkosh Defence, DEW Engineering, Hutchinson, Milbrook, Timoney Technology, Armourworks, PPG Aerospace, Istec Services, Warn, Tempus/Panasonic, 01db Metravib, Raytheon Eagle, Race-tec, Honeywell, Tyron, Rudchains, OIP, Dupont, Schott, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Polamco, Scanfiber and Jankel.

Event details and updates will be added periodically to the website at Follow International Armoured Vehicles on or join the LinkedIn Group:

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ManTech Awarded $488 Million Contract to Sustain U.S. Military’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Family of Vehicles

FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) (, a leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs, announced today that the company has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army’s TACOM Contracting Center to continue providing logistics sustainment and support for the U.S. military’s MRAP Family of Vehicles (FoV). The award is valued at $488 million for an initial period of performance and

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BAE Systems to Provide Bradley Engineering Upgrades Under $34 Million Contract with U.S. Army

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BAE Systems has received a $34 million contract modification in support of engineering enhancements and technological updates for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, one of the strongest vehicles in the Army in providing protection and safety to soldiers. “This work demonstrates the importance of supporting life cycle management and why we significantly invest in our Readiness and Sustainment capabilities,” said Joe McCarthy, vice president and general manager of

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ManTech Awarded Contract to Provide Comprehensive Global Logistics Services to the U.S. Army Sustainment Command

FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) (, a leading provider of innovative technologies and solutions for mission-critical national security programs, today announced that it has been awarded an Integrated Logistics Support and Services (ILSS) contract by the U.S. Army Rock Island Contracting Center to provide integrated logistics support services to the U.S. Army Sustainment Command (ASC). The award is an indefinite delivery, indefinite qu

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General Dynamics Awarded $39 Million to Support the U.S. Army’s 1st Theater Sustainment Command — Press Release

General Dynamics Awarded $39 Million to Support the U.S. Army’s 1st Theater Sustainment Command

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a three-year, $39 million task order by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command to provide logistics support to the U.S. Army’s 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Afghanistan.

General Dynamics will help provide the supplies needed to sustain the U.S. Army’s expanded presence in Afghanistan. The company will utilize U.S. military systems to track supplies from point of origin within the United States, on the ship or cargo plane to the final base destination. The company plans to hire more than 30 employees to support this task order.

“General Dynamics provides the complete lifecycle of logistics support, from planning to deployment, to ensure the warfighter has the critical supplies needed for sustenance, medical assistance and basic sustainment,” said Zannie Smith, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s Army Solutions division. “Our innovative, agile and comprehensive logistics support provides the troops deployed overseas with the supplies they need to remain focused on their mission.”

Through this contract, General Dynamics will provide logistics support, logistics analysis and logistics operations support to the U.S. Army’s 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Afghanistan. The company will augment the military with the transition, transport, tracking and maintenance of vital military supplies overseas. Tasks under this contract include distribution management operations, movement administration support, logistics plans operations, battle loss and assessment, supply and service management, maintenance and readiness management, general supplies oversight, force management support, automation and information assurance support and safety and occupational health administration support.

“We have gained experience assisting the U.S. Army’s 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Kuwait, providing rapid and effective mission support, that will lend to the support we provide the Army in Afghanistan to ensure continuity between military rotations so warfighters receive the supplies they need to successfully fulfill their missions,” said David Martin, director of operations in General Dynamics Information Technology’s Army Solutions division.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, health, federal civilian government, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 17,000 professionals worldwide, the company manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs delivering IT services and enterprise solutions. More information about General Dynamics Information Technology is available at

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at

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BAE Systems Receives $629 Million Contract to Upgrade Caiman MRAP

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BAE Systems has been awarded a $629 million contract from the U.S. Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Joint Program Office (JPO) to upgrade 1,700 Caiman MRAP vehicles. This award demonstrates how BAE Systems’ Readiness and Sustainment capabilities are supporting the customer’s current and future requirements by rapidly improving product performance to protect troops during combat missions. The upgraded vehicle, called the Caiman Multi-Terrain Vehicle (MTV), integrat

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BAE Systems to Modernize Destroyers Under U.S. Navy Ship Repair Contract

NORFOLK, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BAE Systems, Inc., a leading U.S. non-nuclear ship repair, modernization, and conversion company, will modernize 11 Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class guided missile destroyers under a contract with the U.S. Navy with a potential value of $365 million. This work, along with the recent acquisition of Atlantic Marine, reflects BAE Systems' efforts to support new-era requirements of customers for the readiness and sustainment of equipment and systems. The company received t

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First F-15C With Boeing’s AESA Radar Declared Operational

Boeing (BA), the U.S. Air Force and Florida Air National Guard displayed the first operational F-15C with a new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar. The aircraft was shown at the Jacksonville Air Guard facility.

Boeing is operating under a contract to upgrade twenty-four F-15C aircraft for both the U.S.A.F. and the ANG with the new radar. AESA provides better performance and reliability due in part to the elimination of the mechanical scanning parts. Boeing also provides support and sustainment to the F-15 fleet in use with the American military.

The Air Defense of the United States has assumed a greater role since 9/11 and the ANG provides the primary capability. It operates F-15 and F-16 fighters but these aging aircarft will begin to be retired soon. The long term plan is to replace a significant number of them with F-35 JSF now that F-22 production is being ended at 180 odd by the Obama Administration.

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CSC To Continue Supporting Army’s LMP Transformation

The U.S. Army has been designing and executing the Logistics Modernization Program (LMP) for several years. LMP is a computer and web based system utilizing SAP to provide integrated logistics management of “supply, demand, asset availability, distribution, and maintain data, financial control and reporting.” It replaces two older systems and is slowly being rolled out across the various Army acquisition and sustainment organizations.

CSC (CSC) is one of the prime contractors involved in developing and supporting the program. The Army announced yesterday that they received execution of further contract modifications worth over $260 million to continue to provide this support. The current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have placed great stress on the U.S. Army’s logistics train. LMP’s main goal is to expedite the ordering, tracking and receipt of key equipment to increase operational readiness and capabilities.

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Contracts for March 27, 2008

March 27, 2008 by · Comment
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General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc. Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded on Mar. 26, 2008, a $151,161,050 cost-plus fixed fee contract for system technical support for the Abrams tank program. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Mich., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One bid was solicited on Jun. 8, 2006. TACOM Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-07-C-0046).

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NCI Awarded $4 Million AFWay II Fielding and Sustainment Task Order

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCI, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCIT), a leading provider of information technology (IT), engineering, and professional services and solutions to U.S. Federal Government agencies, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a task order worth an estimated $4 million to support the fielding and sustainment of the AFWay II Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Modernization throughout the U.S. Air Force. The primary place of performance will be at Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Alabama

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Bulova Technologies Group, Inc. Announces $39,500,000 U.S. Army Contract

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bulova Technologies Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: BLVT) (“BulovaTech” or “the Company”) announced today that its wholly-owned Bulova Technologies Ordnance Systems, LLC headquartered in Mayo, Florida, received a U.S. Army production contract from Headquarters Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island, Illinois. The five year contract calls for production and delivery of a series of Booby Trap Simulators to support training of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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URS to Provide Support Services for Marine Corps’ Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Program

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--URS Corporation (NYSE:URS) today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Department of Defense to provide acquisition support services to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Mine Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Vehicle program in Stafford, Virginia. The 20-month contract has a maximum value of $66.5 million to URS. The MRAP Vehicle program supports the acquisition and sustainment of military vehicles specifically designed to deflect bomb, land-mine, IED bl

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