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USMC Orders Additional Oshkosh-Built Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Vehicles

USMC Orders Additional Oshkosh-Built Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Vehicles - top government contractors - best government contracting event

USMC Orders Additional Oshkosh-Built Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Vehicles - top government contractors - best government contracting eventThe U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Oshkosh‘s defense business a delivery order valued at more than $33 million to build 54 more aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles.

Oshkosh said Monday that it expects to field the initial P-19R vehicles next month and deliver a total of 164 units through 2019.

Pat Williams, vice president and general manager of Army and Marine Corps programs at Oshkosh Defense, said that the P-19R works to help Marines travel and respond to situations in on-road or off-road environments.

The ARFF vehicle is designed with the Striker firefighting system and the TAK-4 independent suspension system, which Oshkosh said offers all-terrain performance capacity for more than 20,000 military-class vehicles.

TAK-4 works to helps vehicles meet payload capacities of up to 1,000 gallons of water, 130 gallons of foam agents and 500 pounds of Halotron auxiliary firefighting agent.

P-19R is also equipped with an integrated control and diagnostics system built to help operators repair and troubleshoot vehicles as well as analyze performance data and remotely access diagnostics information.

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