Oshkosh Defense, LLC
Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has received Milestone C approval to begin Full Rate Production (FRP) on the P-19 Replacement (P-19R) Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle program. This approval represents a major milestone for the $192 million P-19R ARFF contract, which was awarded to Oshkosh in May 2013 to replace the P-19A fleet.
The Oshkosh® P-19R ARFF combines the industry's most advanced fire apparatus and vehicle technologies to reach emergency scenes faster, and have more capability to manage a spectrum of emergency situations once they arrive on the scene. The P-19R comes equipped with a 600 horsepower engine that allows for speeds up to 70 mph.
The P-19R also is designed to perform well in off-road environments with the Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension system. TAK-4 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 TAK-4 system provides the payload capacity needed to carry 1,000 gallons of water, 130 gallons of foam agent, and 500 lbs of auxiliary firefighting agent. The roof and bumper turrets combined will discharge up to 750 gallons per minute.
The Oshkosh P-19R is equipped with Oshkosh's 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 realtime performance data and remotely access diagnostics information. The P-19R is also outfitted with advanced Striker® ARFF vehicle firefighting systems from Oshkosh Airport Products LLC.
The Oshkosh P-19R will give the Marines greater capability in responding to on- and off-runway emergency response situations. In total, Oshkosh will deliver 164 P-19R ARFFs through 2019. The P-19R will replace the P-19A fleet, which was first fielded in 1984 and is reaching the end of its service life.
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