OSHKOSH, WIS. (November 28, 2011) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), today announces the sale of 10 new generation Oshkosh® Striker® aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles to Aena Aeropuertos S.A. of Madrid, Spain. The new Striker 6 x 6 models will be placed into service at Madrid Barajas International, as well as other major airports throughout the country. Delivery of the new generation Striker vehicles will begin in September 2012. The contract is valued at over €5 million Euros.
“This major contract is a significant breakthrough for the Oshkosh Airport Products Group, as we successfully demonstrate the strength of the new generation Striker, head-to-head, against tough competitors on the European continent,” said Tim Raupp, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president, executive director, International Operations - Fire and Emergency. “Aena Aeropuertos S.A. is among the world’s largest, and most respected, airport management and operations groups and we’re thrilled that they chose the new generation Striker.”
Following more than three years of extensive development, the new generation Striker delivers innovative fire suppression technology, unmatched chassis performance, advanced safety systems, unsurpassed reliability and durability, and smart design. Specific features available on the new generation Striker include:
• 6x6 configuration with Oshkosh TAK-4® all wheel independent suspension for smooth ride
• Oshkosh rear steer system to reduce tire wear and improve turning circle
• Turbocharged, 700HP, Tier 4i/Euro 5 emissions compliant engine
• 11,356 liter (3,000 gallon) water tank capacity
• Walk-in engine power pack access through doors on each side of the engine compartment
• Oshkosh low attack bumper turret with high flow discharge and dry chemical capabilities
• Structural firefighting system with crosslay discharges at both sides of the truck
• Dual-Agent swing-out hose reel in a lower compartment
• All new cab design with increased glass area for improved driver visibility to all directions
• Segregated vehicle, fire suppression and lighting system controls
• Intuitive, color-coded controls for fire suppression system and easily identified cab switches
• Two monitor screens in the dash to view the FLIR system, backup camera and Command Zone® advanced electronics system
• Oshkosh vehicle data acquisition system
• Larger roll-up compartment doors and increased overall compartment space for enhanced access to equipment and fire suppression system
Aena Aeropuertos S.A. manages 47 airports and two heliports in Spain and participates directly and indirectly in the management of 28 more airports around the world. It is the world's leading airport operator in terms of passenger numbers, handling nearly 200 million each year.
Photo caption: Ten new generation Oshkosh® Striker® 3000 6 x 6 aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles have been sold to Aena Aeropuertos of Madrid, Spain.
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®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.
®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
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