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.