The US Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) has awarded a contract to Oshkosh Defense to supply medium tactical vehicle replacements (MTVR).
Under the $67m contract, the company will deliver 207 MTVR production cargo vehicles for the USMC and 60 MTVR cargo vehicles for the US Navy Seabees to support off-road operations.
Oshkosh Defense Joint and Marine Corps Programs vice president and general manager John Bryant said: "The MTVR was designed to give Marines improved off-road mobility, and since being fielded, it has set the standard for all-terrain vehicle performance.
"The MTVRs delivered under this order will support Marines and Seabees with a wide array of tactical missions and on the most challenging terrain."
As part of the MCWL’s cargo UGV initiative, the USMC Warfighting Lab (MCWL) and the National Robotics Engineering Center of Carnegie Mellon University have recently evaluated Oshkosh-built TerraMax unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) technology equipped on medium tactical vehicle replacements (MTVR).
The US Marine Corps System Command will serve as the contracting activity partner and work will be carried out at company’s facility in Wisconsin, US, while deliveries are expected to be complete in September 2014.
Available in several variants, the MTVR features an off-road 7.1t payload capacity and can be used to transport troops, materials and equipment.
The Oshkosh MTVR all-terrain, multipurpose tactical vehicle is equipped with an Oshkosh-patented TAK-4 independent suspension system as well as 16in of independent wheel travel for extensive cross-country operations.
To date, more than 11,000 MTVR vehicles have been delivered to the Marines and Seabees.
Image: US Marines Corps medium tactical vehicle replacement vehicles in Iraq. Photo: courtesy of Bahamut0013.