Army places another large order with Oshkosh Defense

OSHKOSH -- The U.S. Army has placed a new order for more than 2,500 medium tactical vehicles, trucks and trailers, from Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation.

The Army has now ordered more than 29,000 trucks and trailers from Oshkosh.

In a news release issued Wednesday morning, Mike Ivy, vice president and general manager of Army Programs for Oshkosh said, "We will continue to offer fleet improvements by developing prototypes with upgraded technology, such as our TAK-4® independent suspension system that improves off-road mobility, ride quality and protection capabilities."

This is the latest order under the five-year contract awarded to Oshkosh Defense for the production of trucks and trailers, as well as support services and training, through calendar year 2015. The order is valued at more than $294 million and deliveries are scheduled to be completed in February 2014.