OSHKOSH, WIS. – Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) is featuring vehicles from three of its brands – Pierce Manufacturing, Oshkosh Defense and Frontline Communications – at the 118th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition that runs through October 26 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, Ill.
The vehicles on display in booth #1981 include a Pierce® Light Rescue vehicle, an Oshkosh® Tactical Protector Vehicle (TPV) and a Frontline™ C-17 Suburban command vehicle.
“Oshkosh is uniquely positioned to offer the industry’s most complete and comprehensive lineup of custom law enforcement vehicles, including: armored tactical vehicles, mobile crime lab vehicles, bomb response and canine units, and sophisticated incident command vehicles,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “Oshkosh has a proud history of serving defense, law enforcement and the homeland security markets. We offer a single source solution, sharing advanced technologies among all of the Oshkosh brands to help law enforcement and homeland security teams perform effectively and efficiently.”
Johnson added, “The demands faced by law enforcement professionals continue to grow more challenging and dangerous. Oshkosh recognizes that the vehicles and equipment used by these highly specialized response teams must keep pace to enable optimal performance and safety.”
Oshkosh is displaying three vehicles at IACP:
Pierce Light Rescue Vehicle
The nimble Pierce Light Rescue vehicle is custom engineered to efficiently support a wide range of emergencies. The vehicle is built on a heavy-duty Ford F-550 chassis with a non-walk-in, 12-foot aluminum body. The Pierce Light Rescue features 4 x 4 all wheel drive, seating for five passengers, SCBA air bottle storage, roll up doors, a wide selection of shelving and storage trays, a GPS system, a rear safety vision camera with a 7-inch camera inside the cab, an 8kW generator and a high intensity light tower.
Oshkosh Tactical Protector Vehicle (TPV)
The Oshkosh TPV is a game-changing, high-mobility tactical vehicle engineered to meet the challenges faced by tactical officers responding to high-risk situations in both urban and rural environments. The TPV’s incredible performance is made possible through its Oshkosh- engineered high-mobility chassis, military-grade armor protection system, configurable exterior and interior arrangements and compact size. The vehicle is based on a heavy-duty Ford F-550 chassis shortened to achieve a highly maneuverable 116-inch wheelbase. Its suspension system has been completely redesigned for maximum compliance and control under the most challenging on-and off-road conditions. The TPV on display features a new V-10 gasoline engine, complete NIJ Level IV protection, nine gunports, electrically deployed skip plates, FLIR camera and military spec run-flat tires.
Frontline C-17 Suburban Rapid Response Vehicle
The Frontline C-17 Suburban Rapid Response Vehicle, shown courtesy of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is available with a wide range of equipment to deliver emergency command and communications. The versatile C-17 configuration offers a center console with laptop mount and space for custom configured radios, custom storage cabinets, workstation with printer access, a rear command area with laptop station, side storage for boards and tables, a roof mounted LED lighting system and exterior power connections. A Cisco convergence router provides VPN and four digit extension connectivity. An Agile Mesh system shares video between remote portable cameras and vehicles and a Wi-Fi mesh shares data between vehicles. A Cisco fiber based network extension provides remote operations. Voice, video and data over satellite and radio interoperability are provided by a VSAT antenna system and JPS ACU-2000. A 32” LED display is installed in the rear compartment for incident briefings.
About Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency Segment
Known for safety, quality and leading edge technology, the Oshkosh Corporation Fire & Emergency segment designs and manufactures a full line of fire apparatus, mobile medical, broadcast communications, recovery, law enforcement and homeland security vehicles. Brands under the F&E Segment include: Pierce®, Oshkosh® Airport Products, Medtec®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™ and SMIT™.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection.
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®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, 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, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.