Oshkosh Awarded U.S. Marine Corps Contract

Posted on June 1, 2006

Oshkosh Truck Corp. has announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has awarded it a production contract for the new Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) truck and associated manuals, vehicle kits, test support and training. The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has an estimated value of $740.2 million based on a production quantity of 1592 units. The Marine Corps can purchase a maximum quantity of 1900 cargo, wrecker and fifth-wheel LVSR variants over the next six years under this contract.

The LVSR truck is primarily used for transporting supplies such as ammunition, fuel, water, and heavy equipment and will replace the original Oshkosh Logistics Vehicle System (LVS) trucks, which have been in the Marine Corps' fleet since 1985. According to Oshkosh, the LVSR is a technologically advanced, highly mobile, heavy-payload truck that carries 33,000 lb. off-road.

The vehicle incorporates new technology and features that increase the truck's capabilities and is designed to reduce life-cycle costs. Some of these features include factory installed armor with the option for which add-on armor through factory-equipped mounting points and hardware, Oshkosh's Command Zone advanced electronics in-cab vehicle diagnostics system, Oshkosh's TAK-4 independent suspension system and simplified maintenance with single lubes for the engine oil, transfer case, hydraulics and transmission.