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Game-changing training system on duty at Chicago’s O’Hare; ready for international debut.

OSHKOSH, WIS. (May 12, 2015) Oshkosh Airport Products Group, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, is demonstrating the new Oshkosh® Striker® Simulator virtual reality training system at Interschutz 2015, June 8-13 at Messegelände, D-Hannover in Hannover, Germany, at open-air site (FG) Stand M06/3. Already on duty at Chicago’s O’Hare International, the Striker Simulator system is engineered to depict a nearly endless array of training scenarios for aircraft rescue and fire fighting organizations.
“The Oshkosh Striker Simulator system is unlike anything else available on the market, and delivers a giant leap forward in realism, with actual Striker vehicle cockpit components and controls along with a series of widescreen video monitors,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “The Striker Simulator can mimic training scenarios that can’t be safely accomplished at a traditional training center, such as fuel spills and even passengers exiting an aircraft.”
A “green solution” with zero environmental impact, the Striker Simulator is engineered to depict a nearly endless array of emergency situations and scenarios. The system incorporates video footage and illustrated environments of Striker vehicles in action – with views from both inside and outside of the cab and with a full audio track. The system depicts different environmental and weather conditions such as rain, snow, fog, night, and bright daylight. It can accurately depict the delivery of dry chemical, foam, water, and even Halon.
The incident commander has total flexibility to custom design training scenarios. The Striker Simulator system includes a Scenario Toolbox that enables incident commanders to easily develop highly realistic and varied emergency situations from an easy-to-use drop-down menu.
At its most basic configuration, the Oshkosh Striker Simulator includes a laptop computer that is synchronized with a steering wheel, joystick control, and pedals. Advanced configurations (such as the one at Chicago’s O-Hare International) include actual Striker cockpit components and a complete 180-degree view ahead – featuring up to three 70-inch widescreen HD monitors – and a fourth overhead monitor showing the Snozzle® high reach extendable turret (HRET) in action.
“While a traditional ARFF firefighter may typically participate in real-world training once every year or every other year, the Striker Simulator virtual reality training can be ongoing and on a regular schedule,” added Resch. The Striker Simulator system enables more realistic, more varied, and more intensive training opportunities.”  

For more information, visit the Striker Simulator web page.
Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products is displaying the new Oshkosh® Striker® Simulator virtual reality training system at Interschutz 2015. Already on duty at Chicago’s O’Hare International, the Striker Simulator system is engineered to depict a nearly endless array of training scenarios for aircraft rescue and fire fighting organizations.
About Interschutz
INTERSCHUTZ 2015 is the international exhibition for fire prevention, disaster relief, rescue, safety and security. Around 1,300 exhibitors from more than 40 countries will be presenting their products and services at the event, which runs from 8 – 13 June. INTERSCHUTZ will occupy five halls and an open-air site at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds. Deutsche Messe organizes the event with the support of the German Association for Fire Prevention (Vereinigung zur Förderung des Deutschen Brandschutzes), the German Fire Brigade Association (Deutsche Feuerwehrverband e. V.) and the German Engineering Federation (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e. V.).
About Oshkosh Airport Products
The Oshkosh Airport Group, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, 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
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty 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 by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount.  For more information, visit
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Topics: ARFF