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Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC Announces Contract with New Zealand Ministry of Defence

Striker 4x4 ARFF Vehicle

Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC has secured an extendable contract award with the New Zealand Ministry of Defence, with phase one of the contract to include the production of two Striker® 4x4 ARFF vehicles.

OSHKOSH, WIS. (March 29, 2021)Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) Company, announced today that the company has secured an extendable contract award with the New Zealand Ministry of Defence. Phase one of the contract will include the production of two Oshkosh® Striker 4x4 ARFF vehicles, with aftermarket service provided by Australia/NewZealand-based Oshkosh Corporation subsidiary, JLG Industries, Inc.

Features of the New Zealand Ministry of Defence new Striker 4x4 ARFF vehicles include:

• Oshkosh Command Zone™ software with diagnostic support
• Deutz TCD2015 16.0L V8 520kW (697HP) engine
• Allison EVS-4800 Series Fully Automatic Transmission
• Waterous CRQB single stage centrifugal water pump
• Water capacity – 1,600 gallons (6,100 liters)
• Foam capacity - 225 gallons (840 liters)
• Dry chemical capacity - 550 Ibs (250 kg)
• Acceleration of 0-50 mph (0-80 km/h) in under 25 seconds
• Oshkosh TAK-4® all-wheel independent suspension
• Eco EFP™ input-based foam testing system

The New Zealand Ministry of Defence is a civilian agency that provides advice to the government on defence matters, contributing to the nation’s safety and security. The Ministry is also responsible for the purchase of major military/defence equipment for New Zealand Defence Force. The new Striker 4x4 ARFF vehicles will replace the two oldest ARFF’s at the Royal New Zealand Air Force base Woodbourne in the South Island. Phase two of the project will see the remaining six ARFF’s at the Whenupai and Ohakea air bases replaced with Striker 4x4 ARFF’s commencing in 2023.

“We are honored to be selected by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence to fulfill a contract of such magnitude,” said Jack Bermingham, business unit director for Oshkosh Airport Products. “In partnership with our colleagues at JLG, we look forward to providing the Ministry and the New Zealand Defence Force with a customized fire apparatus that will support their critical safety, efficiency, and service needs for many years to come.”

To learn more about Oshkosh Airport Products and the Striker® ARFF vehicle, visit

Topics: ARFF, Striker, ARFF Sales

About Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC

Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, 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

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 more than 14,000 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

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