Oshkosh Delivers 24 Striker Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicles to Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan

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Signing ceremony marks event; additional 19 Striker purchase announced.

Signing ceremony marks event; additional 19 Striker purchase announced.

Oshkosh Airport Products Group, part of the Fire and Emergency segment of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today delivered 24 Oshkosh® Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles to the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan (PCAA) at a formal signing and acceptance ceremony in Karachi, Pakistan.

The vehicles on hand included 16 Striker 1500s and eight Striker 3000s. In addition, it was announced that 19 more Striker vehicles have been ordered for delivery in 2011.

“We are elated that we are about to witness these vehicles placed into service with the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan at airports throughout the country in this critically important part of the world,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Corporation Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “Moreover, it is especially gratifying that we are now fulfilling a follow-up purchase for 19 more Strikers for the PCAA. That’s a testament to the Striker vehicle’s capabilities as well as to the entire Oshkosh Fire and Emergency segment.”

The Oshkosh Fire and Emergency segment provides emergency responders with expertise and insight from across its family of leading brands to offer the latest in advanced technologies, product development and customer support. Products include municipal and wildland fire trucks, command vehicles, airport snow removal vehicles, ambulances, mobile medical vehicles, broadcast vehicles and specialty vehicles.

“The Oshkosh Fire and Emergency Segment’s growth strategy involves matching innovative and reliable vehicles with outstanding service, training and a global support network,” added Tim Raupp, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president – Fire and Emergency. “The enhanced emergency response capabilities represented by these vehicles is an excellent example of what the Oshkosh Fire and Emergency segment is able to provide customers on a global level.”

The contract terms include on site operational and maintenance training, auxiliary equipment and spare parts. The Strikers will be stationed at civil airports throughout Pakistan, the largest of which is Jinnah International Airport in Karachi that handles six million passengers annually.

Photo caption: Oshkosh and Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan (PCAA) officials attended a formal signing and acceptance ceremony for 24 Striker vehicles. 

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