OSHKOSH, WIS. (November 30, 2012) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), delivered three new generation Oshkosh® Striker® aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles to Korea Airports Corporation (KAC), a leading airport management company located in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The three new generation Oshkosh Striker ARFF vehicles join two Striker 3000 vehicles that were placed into service at KAC managed airports in mid 2011.
“These purchases by the leading airport management group, KAC, are a testament to the new generation Striker vehicle’s capabilities, and we are honored to have the Striker on duty at Gimpo, Gimhae, and Jeju airports,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “And, it is especially gratifying to have these trucks follow in the footsteps of two Striker vehicles that have been on duty at KAC managed airports now for more than a year.”
The new generation Striker features advanced safety systems and delivers innovative fire suppression technology, unmatched chassis performance, and unsurpassed reliability and durability. The 6x6 axle configuration, with Oshkosh TAK-4® all wheel independent suspension and an Oshkosh rear steering system, offers a smooth ride and excellent off-road capabilities. The 700HP, Tier 4i/Euro 5 emissions compliant turbo charged engine is mated to a 7-speed electronic automatic transmission for smooth power delivery and a top speed greater than 113 km/h (70 mph). The engine power pack components are readily accessed through walk-in doors on either side of the engine compartment for easier servicing.
Headed by President and CEO Mr. SC Sung, Korea Airports Corporation is a leading airport management group, operating 14 airports located throughout the Republic of Korea, including: Gimpo, Gimhae, Jeju, Daegu, Gwangju, Cheongju, Yangyang, Muan, Ulsan, Yeosu, Sacheon, Pohang, Gunsan, and Wonju Airport.
Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products Group has delivered three new generation Oshkosh® Striker® aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles to Korea Airports Corporation.
About Oshkosh Airport Products
The Oshkosh Airport Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, 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 www.oshkoshairport.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®,McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.