Oshkosh Airport Products has received an order for 24 Oshkosh® Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). The purchase includes 14 Oshkosh Striker 6×6 vehicles, seven of which are equipped with the Snozzle® High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET), and 10 Striker 4×4 apparatus. The Oshkosh Striker 6×6 shown here is similar to ones ordered by the PANYNJ.
OSHKOSH, WI—Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, has received an order for 24 Oshkosh® Striker® aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). The purchase includes 14 Oshkosh Striker 6×6 vehicles, seven of which are equipped with a 65-foot Snozzle® high reach extendable turret (HRET), and 10 Striker 4×4 apparatus. The PANYNJ also purchased a Striker Simulator virtual reality training system.
The vehicles will be placed into service at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark International Airport, LaGuardia International Airport, and Teterboro Airport.
“This purchase signifies a major milestone for Oshkosh Airport Products and continues a decades-long tradition of uninterrupted service with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,” says Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC vice president and general manager. “To be selected once again by the Port Authority is an honor and a tremendous vote of confidence in our people and the Striker ARFF vehicle.”
The order represents the third generation of Oshkosh ARFF vehicles to serve with PANYNJ. The new vehicles will replace a fleet of first-generation Oshkosh Striker apparatus that were placed into service between 2002 and 2005, and those vehicles supplanted a fleet of Oshkosh T-Series™ ARFF vehicles that date to the 1990s.
The seven Snozzle-equipped vehicles will be the first 6×6 units furnished with Oshkosh’s longer 65-foot device that keeps firefighters further away from danger. The Snozzle HRET features a hardened carbide steel tip, a perforated nozzle, and a forward-looking infrared camera. The piercing steel tip now offers an updated hydraulic rotary actuator, an increased range of motion (up to 280 degrees), longer piercing depth, and a decreased overall width for better visibility. Inside the cab, a new control module feature simplifies operator controls and provides smoother operation.
The vehicles’ firefighting systems include tri-agent capabilities—featuring Halotron dry chemical, foam, and water. All of the Strikers are equipped with a Scania Tier IV Final low-emission engine, Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension, an Allison electronic transmission, and engine power pack components that are readily accessed through walk-in doors on either side of the engine compartment.
The Striker Simulator system, purchased in conjunction with the 24 Oshkosh Striker vehicles, depicts a nearly endless array of training scenarios for ARFF organizations. The virtual reality training system incorporates video footage and illustrated environments of Striker vehicles in action—with views from both inside and outside of the cab. The system portrays different environmental and weather conditions such as rain, snow, fog, night, and bright daylight. It can accurately depict the delivery of dry chemical, foam, water, and Halotron.
For more information, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.