US Marine Corps se­lects Oshkosh De­fense for next-gen air­craft res­cue fire­fight­ing ve­hi­cle


The US Marine Corps has se­lected Oshkosh De­fense, a di­vi­sion of Oshkosh Cor­po­ra­tion, to de­liver its new fleet of P-19 re­place­ment air­craft res­cue and fire fight­ing (ARFF) ve­hi­cles. The Oshkosh P-19R will be the Marines’ firstre­sponse ve­hi­cle in air­craft fire emer­gen­cies at mil­i­tary bases and ex­pe­di­tionary air­fields. This next-gen­er­a­tion ve­hi­cle will pro­vide more ad­vanced on-road and of­froad fire­fight­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties to Marines and re­place their cur­rent fleet of Oshkosh P-19 ARFF ve­hi­cles as the ve­hi­cles reach the end of their ser­vice lives.

“Oshkosh has been sup­port­ing the P-19 ARFF fleet for more than 30 years, and we are hon­oured that the US Marine Corps has se­lected Oshkosh to pro­vide a new gen­er­a­tion of emer­gency re­sponse ca­pa­bil­i­ties,” said John Urias, Oshkosh Cor­po­ra­tion Ex­ec­u­tive Vice pres­i­dent and Pres­i­dent of Oshkosh De­fense. “Oshkosh lever­aged prod­uct and en­gi­neer­ing ex­per­tise from both our De­fense and Air­port Prod­ucts teams to re­spond to the P-19R so­lic­i­ta­tion. The Oshkosh P-19R de­liv­ers a mod­ern, ex­pe­di­tionary plat­form with ad­vanced fire­fight­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties for the highly volatile sit­u­a­tions Marines might face.”

The P-19R ARFF ve­hi­cles, sup­port and sus­tain­ment con­tract was awarded to Oshkosh De­fense by the US Marine Corps Sys­tems Com­mand. The to­tal es­ti­mated con­tract value is $192 mil­lion. Work will be per­formed by Oshkosh be­gin­ning in June 2013 and is ex­pected to be com­pleted by May 2018.

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