Oshkosh Truck Corporation has announced that the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected MAN as the preferred bidder for the Support Vehicle Program. The MoD indicates that the ultimate contract will cover more than 5,000 vehicles as well as whole-life support for 20 years plus options for additional vehicles. The order value is expected to be approximately GBP 1.1 billion for initial vehicle acquisition. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2007.