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Three Oshkosh Striker Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicles Delivered to Port Moresby Airport in Papua New Guinea

OSHKOSH, WIS. (May 31, 2013) Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), delivered three Oshkosh® Striker® 4 x 4 aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles to New Guinea’s National Airports Corporation, a state aviation enterprise owned by the people of Papua New Guinea. The Oshkosh Striker ARFF vehicles are on duty at Jacksons International Airport (also know as Port Moresby Airport), the country’s largest and busiest airport.
 
“We are honored to be chosen by National Airports Corporation to provide Striker vehicles to this important airport hub in a fast growing and diverse part of the world,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “Sales of the Striker continue to accelerate in countries throughout Asia and the Pacific region, and that’s a testament to Oshkosh performance, reliability and support after the sale.”
 
The Striker 4 x 4 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 Papua New Guinea Striker vehicles features a Snozzle® high reach extendable turret for faster and more effective fire response.
 
Papua New Guinea is a country in Oceania that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands. It is one of the most culturally diverse countries on earth, and the 12th fastest growing economy in the world. National Airports Corporation owns and operates 22 national airports located throughout the country, including Port Moresby, Nadzab, Mount Hagen, Tokua, Madang, Wewak, Gurney, Hoskins, Goroka, Kavieng, Buka, Momote, Vanimo, Tari, Mendi, Kundiawa, Wapenamanda, Kerema, Chimbu, Daru, Girua, and Arawa.
 

 Papua New Guinea Strikers

Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products Group delivers three Oshkosh® Striker® aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles to National Airports Corporation in Papua New Guinea.
 
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, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
 
®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
 
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Topics: ARFF