OSHKOSH DEFENSE AND U.S. MARINE CORPS CELEBRATE IOC MILESTONE FOR P-19R AIRCRAFT RESCUE FIRE FIGHTING VEHICLE
The P-19R ARFF will celebrate the milestone at the Marine West show
OSHKOSH, Wis. (February 6, 2018) — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, today announced the P-19R Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle program for the U.S. Marine Corps has reached its Initial Operating Capability (IOC) milestone. The P-19R will be on display at Marine West, February 7th – 8th at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton.
“When an emergency strikes, Marines need to be able to respond quickly without worrying about whether the vehicle can handle the environment it’s going into,” said Pat Williams, vice president and general manager of Army and Marine Corps programs for Oshkosh Defense. “The P-19R provides Marines with unparalleled off-road mobility, advanced firefighting capabilities and the latest military-class vehicle technologies, which gives Marine first responders increased flexibility in unpredictable situations encountered on scene during firefighting operations.”
Oshkosh was awarded the initial P-19R contract in May 2013 and successfully completed all required government development testing and evaluation and readiness reviews. In August of 2016, the vehicle reached the Full Rate Production (FRP) milestone. Oshkosh began delivering the first P-19Rs in June of 2017 and in total, Oshkosh has received orders for 160 P-19R vehicles for deliveries through 2019. To date, Oshkosh has delivered 60 P-19Rs to the U.S. Marine Corps.
The P-19R vehicle is the reliable, state-of-the-art solution built to help firefighting crews effectively respond and carry out the mission. The P-19R delivers unprecedented levels of performance and acceleration with its 600 horsepower engine that allows for speeds up to 70 mph. The P-19R will replace the P-19A fleet, which was first fielded in 1984 and is reaching the end of its service life.
The Oshkosh Defense P-19R will be on display at Marine West, February 7th – 8th, at Camp Pendleton at booth #41. For more information, please contact Alexandra Hittle, Sr. Manager, Global Branding and Communications at 920-410-1929 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades 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. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is more than 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial. The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.
Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe. As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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