Oshkosh secures number of military ARFF orders

Published:  10 February, 2015

The Australian Defense Force (ADF) is to replace its fleet of aircraft transportable ARFF vehicles while the US Air Force opts for Strikers with ultra high pressure systems.

The Oshkosh Striker AT/XC will be the ADF’s first-response vehicle in aircraft fire emergencies at military bases and expeditionary airfields. This next-generation vehicle will provide more advanced on-road and off-road firefighting capabilities to the Royal Australian Air Force and Army and will replace their current fleet of ARFF vehicles.

The Oshkosh Striker AT/XC is based on the Oshkosh P-19R (used by US Marines ARFF since 2013) and the Striker firefighting systems from Oshkosh Airport Products.  It features Oshkosh TAK-4 independent suspension system for off-runway response situations, and an integrated diagnostics and automation system to increase the crew’s situational awareness.

The Striker AT/XC ARFF vehicles support and sustainment contract was awarded by Australia’s Land Systems Division.

US Air Force

The news from Oshkosh follows hot on the heels of an announcement that the US Air Force is procuring 16 Oshkosh Srikers with ultra high pressure (UHP) fire fighting systems.

The purchase includes seven 4 x 4 and nine 6 x 6 Oshkosh Striker apparatus.

The first units will be deployed beginning in July 2015 at key USAF air bases around the globe – including those in the US, South Korea, Japan, and Turkey.

The UHP firefighting system includes a pump that delivers 300 GPM of foam at 1,250 PSI through a front bumper turret. UHP systems release smaller water droplets at much higher pressure than conventional firefighting systems. When used in conjunction with Class B foam, the end result is far less water usage and faster knockdown performance than a conventional firefighting system. 

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