Five New Generation Striker ARFF Vehicles and Two Pierce Custom Apparatus Delivered to Singapore’s Changi Airport
OSHKOSH, WIS. (Sept. 21, 2012) – The Oshkosh Fire & Emergency segment of the Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) delivered and placed into service five new generation Oshkosh Striker® aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles and two Pierce custom emergency response apparatus at Changi Airport in Singapore, which is managed by Changi Airport Group (CAG). The vehicles were formally introduced at a delivery ceremony where U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, David Adelman, was the guest of honor.
“This is an important milestone for the Oshkosh Fire & Emergency segment, and we are excited to see five of our new generation Striker vehicles and two Pierce custom emergency response apparatus simultaneously placed into service at one of the world’s most highly ranked airports,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “Our vehicles are engineered for the global market, and this significant delivery demonstrates the success of our product strategy.”
The new generation Striker features advanced safety systems and delivers innovative fire suppression technology, unmatched chassis performance and unsurpassed reliability and durability. The 6x6 axle configuration (with Oshkosh TAK-4® all-wheel independent suspension and an Oshkosh rear steering system) offers a smooth ride and excellent off-road capabilities. One of the five Striker vehicles is configured with the Oshkosh exclusive Snozzle® high-reach extendable turret (HRET) for superior firepower. The Snozzle is a multi-function tool that gives the operator the ability to more quickly place suppression agents at the fire source.
The Pierce emergency response vehicles include a custom mobile command center, with interoperable communications equipment and live video streaming, which can be rapidly deployed to mitigate risks in the event of an incident. The second Pierce apparatus is a 26-meter aerial ladder platform with a spacious basket featuring a carrying capacity of 454 kg.
Singapore’s Changi Airport has, over the past decade, been consistently ranked among the world’s best airports. It is recognized for its efficiency, quality service, and a pleasant customer experience.
Photo caption: This new generation Oshkosh® Striker® 3000 ARFF vehicle is one of five recently delivered to Changi Airport.
About Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency Segment
Known for safety, quality and leading edge technology, the Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency segment designs and manufactures a full line of fire apparatus, mobile medical, broadcast communications, recovery and homeland security vehicles. Brands under the F&E segment include: Pierce®, Oshkosh® Airport Products, and Frontline™.
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, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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