Oshkosh Airport Products Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), delivered a new generation Oshkosh® Striker® 6 x 6 aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicle to Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) located in Moscow, Russia.
This is the first Oshkosh Striker ARFF vehicle on duty in Russia.
“Vnukovo is among the busiest and fastest growing airports in Russia, and Oshkosh is extremely proud to be on hand for this historic day,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “The Oshkosh Striker ARFF vehicle is engineered to deliver an unsurpassed level of emergency response capabilities, and it’s an excellent match for Vnukovo International Airport.”
“Oshkosh is honored to be chosen by Vnukovo International for the first Striker ARFF vehicle in Russia,” said Andy Verich, Oshkosh Russia general director. “This purchase represents a collective team effort, including the excellent service and support leveraging our own consolidated Oshkosh Russia after sales support. We hope to nurture a lasting relationship with Vnukovo International and establish ties with other airports in the region.”
The Oshkosh Striker 6 X 6 offers innovative fire suppression and unmatched chassis performance, and features patented Oshkosh TAK-4® all wheel independent suspension for excellent off-road capabilities.
The Tier 4i/Euro 5 emissions compliant engine generates 700HP and has 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.
The firefighting system includes a powerful roof turret and an Oshkosh low attack bumper turret with a Hydrochem nozzle (flow rated at 625/1250 gpm), a 3000-gallon water tank, a 550 pound dry chemical system, and an electronic foam proportioning system.
Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) is one of three major airports serving Moscow, and one of the largest aviation hubs in Russia. The airport’s two passenger terminals handle about 120,000 flights by more than 200 airlines each year.
Oshkosh Russia has service personnel located in Moscow and St. Petersburg. It also operates a parts distribution center located in the Istra, Moscow region. In addition to supporting other Oshkosh brands, Oshkosh Russia continues to expand its customer service and support offerings throughout the region.
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 Russia: Based in Moscow, Oshkosh Rus, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation owned subsidiary that distributes and services products in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, CON-E-CO®, and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued in Russia where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. Major customers include heavy equipment rentals, major Russian airports, oil, gas, and waste management companies.
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