Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has awarded a delivery order valued at more than $33 million for an additional 54 P-19R Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles.
Oshkosh expects to field the first P-19Rs in June of 2017 and in total, Oshkosh will deliver 164 P-19Rs through 2019.
“The P-19R vehicle is a reliable, state-of-the-art expeditionary vehicle built to help firefighting crews effectively respond and carry out the mission, wherever it may be,” said Pat Williams, Vice President and General Manager of Army and Marine Corps Programs at Oshkosh Defense. “It is critical that Marines have the ability to respond quickly to situations regardless of off-road or on-road environments, and the Oshkosh P-19R delivers the next-generation capability needed to accomplish just that.”
The Oshkosh P-19R achieves “gold standard” performance in off-road environments with the Oshkosh TAK-4 independent suspension system. This technology has been used on more than 20,000 military-class vehicles, and delivers 16 inches of independent wheel travel to provide greater all-terrain performance for off-runway emergencies. In addition, the system provides the payload capacity needed to carry 1,000 gallons of water, 130 gallons of foam agent, and 500 lbs. of Halotron auxiliary firefighting agent. The roof and bumper turrets combined will discharge up to 750 gallons per minute.
The Oshkosh P-19R is also equipped with the Oshkosh Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system. This fully-automated system provides access to vital vehicle information, and allows Marines to repair and troubleshoot vehicles, view real-time performance data and remotely access diagnostics information. The P-19R is also outfitted with advanced Striker® firefighting systems from Oshkosh Airport Products, the industry-leading ARFF vehicle producer.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
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About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial. The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.
Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation, and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe. As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit oshkoshcorporation.com.