Oshkosh Defense to Debut New P-19R ARFF at Modern Day Marine
U.S. Marine Corps’ new aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle will provide more advanced on-road and off-road firefighting capabilities
OSHKOSH, Wis. (Sept. 23, 2013) — U.S. Marines are responsible for responding to fire and emergency situations on military bases and airfields around the world as part of their mission. Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), is meeting a critical equipment requirement with the new Oshkosh P-19 Replacement Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle, which will be showcased for the first time at Modern Day Marine in Quantico, Va., Sept. 25-27.
The U.S. Marine Corps awarded the P-19R contract to Oshkosh Defense in May. Oshkosh is completing internal testing and is on schedule to deliver three prototypes to the Marine Corps in the coming months for rigorous testing, which will take place next year.
“Firefighting and emergency missions on military bases and airfields are critical to the overall success of Marine Corps operations,” said John Bryant, senior vice president of Defense Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “We designed our P-19R ARFF vehicle to protect Marines in these dangerous situations, and we’re proud to showcase the P-19R’s capabilities for the first time at Modern Day Marine.”
The next-generation Oshkosh P-19R is based on the proven Oshkosh Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) platform including the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system to deliver more advanced on-road and off-road firefighting capabilities to the Marine Corps. The vehicle’s Command Zone™ integrated diagnostics and automation system helps the crew carry out firefighting missions with increased situational awareness. Oshkosh Defense leveraged the expertise of the Oshkosh Airport Products Group, the industry-leading ARFF vehicle producer, to equip the Oshkosh P-19R with the advanced Striker® firefighting systems.
Oshkosh Defense has supported the Marines’ P-19 ARFF fleet for more than 30 years, and the P-19R will replace their current fleet of P-19 vehicles as the vehicles reach the end of their service lives.
Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available to discuss the P-19R, L-ATV, HMMWV Modernization, advanced technologies and full life cycle sustainment services at Modern Day Marine at booth #2404.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For more than 90 years, Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance.
To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®,McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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