Nine Oshkosh Striker Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicles Delivered to Abu Dhabi Airports Company
New fleet of Strikers includes one with a 19.8-m SNOZZLE® high reach extendable turret.
OSHKOSH, WIS. (April 15, 2013) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), delivered nine Oshkosh® Striker® 6 x 6 aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles to Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC). The Striker vehicles all feature a 6 x 6 axle configuration and one is outfitted with the Oshkosh SNOZZLE® high reach extendable turret (HRET).
“Abu Dhabi Airports Company is among the world’s finest airport operators, and we’re proud they continue to choose Oshkosh and the Striker to meet their aircraft rescue and firefighting requirements,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “It is noteworthy that the Striker is the preferred ARFF vehicle at ADAC’s flagship airport, Abu Dhabi International, one of the finest business airports in the world.”
The Striker 6 x 6 offers advanced safety systems and delivers innovative fire suppression technology, unmatched chassis performance, and unsurpassed reliability and durability. The all- wheel drive axle configuration, with Oshkosh TAK-4® all-wheel independent suspension, offers a smooth ride and excellent off-road capabilities. One of the Abu Dhabi Striker vehicles features a 19.8-meter (65-foot) SNOZZLE HRET for faster and more effective fire response.
The SNOZZLE HRET is able to operate as an elevated water tower through a doorway or over a wing exit without endangering firefighters. The product’s patented ability to shoot a full master stream at ground level allows for quick and effective cooling of burning aircraft tires and hot brakes. Available in either 15.2 or 19.8-meter (50 or 65-foot) boom lengths – and single or dual nozzle configurations – the SNOZZLE offers a tip mounted forward looking infrared (FLIR) camera that allows the operator to quickly locate and pinpoint the heat source.
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is the owner and operator of Abu Dhabi International Airport. In 2012, ADAC received the Frontier Award for Best Airport Operator of the Year. Abu Dhabi International Airport (ADIA) is the capital’s main airport and the flagship of ADAC’s five airports. ADIA is the 2011 Business Destinations Travel Awards “Best Airport in the Middle East” award recipient.
Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products Group delivers nine Oshkosh Striker ARFF vehicles to Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).
About Oshkosh Airport Products
The Oshkosh Airport Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport firefighting and snow removal vehicles. Its flagship Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle and Oshkosh® H-Series™ snow removal chassis are known for their durability and superior performance and sold throughout the world. For more information, visit www.oshkoshairport.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, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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