The US Army has awarded two contracts worth over $325m to Oshkosh to supply spare parts and repair kits for the MRAP all-terrain vehicles (M-ATV).

Under the contract, Oshkosh will also supply field support representatives to provide a complete spectrum of service and support for the M-ATV fleet in the Afghan theatre.

Oshkosh chairman Robert G Bohn said the M-ATV spare parts and repair kits were being produced to ensure they were available to the armed forces as operations require.

The M-ATV uses Oshkosh-patented TAK-4 independent suspension system and incorporates 16in independent wheel travel that delivers superior off-road mobility suitable for Afghanistan mountainous terrains.

Oshkosh will provide an advanced armour solution for the M-ATV in collaboration with Plasan North America, which also developed the armour system used on MRAPs and Oshkosh medium tactical vehicle replacement (MTVR) armoured cabs operating on the battlefield.

Deliveries are expected to be complete by the end of January 2011.

The contracts have been awarded by the US Army Tank- Automotive and Armaments Command Life-Cycle Management Command.