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Oshkosh Airport Products Hits a Monumental Milestone with Delivery of 5,000th ARFF Vehicle

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Oshkosh Airport Products has hit a monumental milestone with the production and delivery of the corporation’s 5,000th aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle – representing 60 years of ARFF product development and support for airports and militaries across the world. The 5,000th ARFF vehicle symbolizes a long legacy of Oshkosh Airport Products’ development of the highest performing apparatus and technology in the industry.

OSHKOSH, WIS. (September 26, 2019)Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) Company, announced today that the company has hit a monumental milestone with the production and delivery of its 5,000th aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle - representing 60 years of ARFF product development and support for airports and militaries across the world. The 5,000th ARFF vehicle symbolizes a long legacy of Oshkosh Airport Products’ development of the highest performing apparatus and most innovative technology in the industry. As a new product introduced in 2017 and known as the most capable ARFF vehicle ever built, the OshkoshÒ StrikerÒ 8x8 with twin rear-mounted engines was proudly delivered to Denver International Airport in September 2019.

“Since 1953, it has taken the work of thousands of people who have dedicated their lives to allow the company to reach the monumental milestone of producing our 5,000th ARFF vehicle,” said Erik Lampe, vice president and general manager of Oshkosh Airport Products. “Our customers are serving a lifesaving mission, and it’s an honor to be a part of a team that is committed to supporting their work by delivering the highest performing products available. We look forward to continuing our legacy of innovation and will keep our passion for earning trust at the forefront of what we do each day.”

The delivery of the 5,000th ARFF truck isn’t the first notable milestone for Oshkosh Airport Products. Past highlights include:

  • 1953: The first ARFF vehicle is delivered to the United States Coast Guard.
  • 1968: Development of the MB-5 for the United States Navy propels Oshkosh Airport Products into a position of world leadership in the ARFF industry. Soon after, Oshkosh Airport Products develops a line of civilian ARFF vehicles.
  • 1977: The P-15 ARFF vehicle is developed featuring two 495-HP DetroitÔ Diesel V-8 engines and a 6,000-gallon water capacity
  • 1984: The P-19 ARFF vehicle contract is awarded to Oshkosh Airport Products. The 1,000-gallon ARFF vehicle is air transportable, so it can be stationed anywhere the military needs.
  • 1995: Oshkosh Corporation becomes the first manufacturer of on and off-road trucks to achieve ISO 9001 certification, an international standard for quality assurance.
  • 1990s: The Oshkosh TAK-4® Independent Suspension is introduced on the Oshkosh T-Series ARFF vehicles.
  • 2001: The Gen 1 Oshkosh Striker is introduced as the industry evolved to a 30-degree NFPA 414 tilt table requirement.
  • 2011: Oshkosh Airport Products launches the Gen 2 Striker with Command Zone® .
  • 2017: The Oshkosh Striker 8x8 is developed featuring the option to incorporate twin rear-mounted engines, and ability to accelerate to 50 miles per hour in 20 seconds with 4,500 gallons of water.

“We have manufactured ARFF vehicles longer than any other company in the United States and all of our pioneering technologies have been developed in-house,” said Jack Bermingham, product manager for Oshkosh Airport Products. “The production and delivery of our 5,000th ARFF truck demonstrate our devotion to technology, innovation, and providing options that give airport firefighters the ability to improve their capabilities and response times.”

Maintaining a full Oshkosh Airport Products fleet, the Denver International Airport ARFF crew operates five stations covering 53 square miles including six runways, one and a half miles of underground tunnels, parking garages, and a high-speed underground train system. Acquiring the Striker 8x8 with twin rear-mounted engines and superior maneuverability will assist the Denver International Airport’s ARFF crew with safely meeting response time guidelines within the department’s expansive area of coverage.

To learn more about the development and delivery of Oshkosh Airport Products’ 5,000th ARFF vehicle, the Oshkosh Striker 8x8, and the company’s remarkable legacy, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.

Topics: Products, ARFF Sales, Firefighting, Deliveries

About Oshkosh Airport Products

Oshkosh Airport Products, a division of Pierce Manufacturing Inc., a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport firefighting vehicles. Its flagship Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles are known for their durability and superior performance and sold throughout the world. For more information, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation

At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.
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