Striker showcased at world’s leading safety and security industries trade fair in Dubai.
OSHKOSH, WIS. (January 31, 2015) – Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, is displaying the Oshkosh® Striker® aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle at Intersec 2015, held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center that runs January 18-20. The Oshkosh Striker 6 x 6, on display courtesy of Kuwait International Airport, is located in the Fire & Rescue Exhibition Hall 2, booth C-22.
“We’re excited and proud to showcase the Oshkosh Striker, front and center, at the world’s leading trade fair for safety and security industries,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products vice president and general manager. “The Oshkosh Striker delivers innovative fire suppression technology, unmatched chassis performance, unsurpassed reliability, and is backed by a worldwide support team. The Striker provides state-of-the-art emergency response at leading airports around the globe.”
The Oshkosh Striker (available in 4 x 4, 6 x 6, and 8 x 8 axle configurations) offers many proprietary technologies, including Oshkosh TAK-4® all-wheel and fully independent suspension for a smooth ride and exceptional off-road capabilities. The cab features 25.6 cubic meters (84 square feet) of glass and a 238-degree horizontal viewing radius for unmatched outward visibility, while the purpose-built instrumentation and controls deliver superb ergonomics. The engine power pack components are readily accessed through walk-in doors on either side of the engine compartment for easier servicing.
The Oshkosh Striker 6 x 6 vehicle’s firefighting system includes an 11,356-liter (3,000-gallon) water tank, a 1590-liter (420-gallon) foam cell, and a 249-kilogram (550-pound) dry chemical system for multiple agent fire suppression capabilities. Also available is the Oshkosh-exclusive Snozzle® high reach extendable turret (HRET) that enables firefighters to discharge from 6.1 meters (20 feet) below grade to elevations as high as 19.8 meters (65 feet).
Photo caption: This Oshkosh® Striker® aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicle is showcased at Intersec 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center. The vehicle is on display courtesy of Kuwait International Airport.
About Oshkosh Airport Products
Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, 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 access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty 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 by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com
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