The 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.