OSHKOSH, WIS. (July 15, 2009) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), today announced an order for two Oshkosh® Striker® 3000 aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles from Incheon International Airport in South Korea. The two Striker vehicles will be delivered in 2010 to this growing hub in East Asia.
“It is exciting and gratifying that Oshkosh Strikers will be providing rescue and firefighting protection to the world’s top ranked airport and one of the busiest in all of Asia,” said Tim Raupp, Oshkosh Corporation Airport Products Group president. “It’s a significant milestone and reflects the Striker’s status as a state- of-the-art, global aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle.”
The Oshkosh Striker 3000 offers a 6x6 all-wheel-drive axle configuration and proprietary technologies such as TAK-4® independent suspension, triple agent firefighting capabilities and Command Zone™ advanced electronics for enhanced maneuverability, firefighting power and reliability. Other features include a 3,000- gallon (11,356 L) water capacity, 420-gallon (1590 L) foam capacity, roof turret and six under truck nozzles.
The Oshkosh Striker is among the most popular ARFF vehicles in the world. Its platform capabilities have garnered the vehicle overwhelming respect among a growing list of customers, including Chicago O’Hare International, Dubai International, Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau International, Jose Maria Cordova International, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and Beijing Capital International.
Other Oshkosh Fire & Emergency segment vehicles sold to the East Asia region in 2009 include a Pierce® pumper fire truck and six BAI™ ARFF vehicles.
Located 70 km from Seoul, the capital and largest city in South Korea, Incheon International Airport serves as a hub for international civilian air transportation and cargo traffic in East Asia. It is currently Asia’s eighth busiest airport in terms of passengers, the world’s fifth busiest airport in terms of cargo and freight, and the world’s eleventh busiest airport in terms of international passengers. In 2009, the Incheon airport received a full 5-star ranking and was voted the “best airport in the world” by the British-based Skytrax consultancy group.
Oshkosh distributor MS Trading Company will supply service and support.
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 Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, BAI®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, 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.
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