Oshkosh to Unveil All New Fire Apparatus, Introduce Twin-Engine Striker 8 X 8, and Demonstrate Virtual Reality Training System at Interschutz
OSHKOSH, WIS. (April 2015) – Oshkosh Airport Products Group, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, is showcasing a wide range of new products and advanced technologies at Interschutz 2015 on June 8-13 at Messegelände, D-Hannover in Hannover, Germany. Headlining the booth (located at open-air site (FG) Stand M06/3) is the unveiling of a new Oshkosh® fire apparatus, engineered and built for international markets. Also featured will be demonstrations of the new Oshkosh Striker® Simulator virtual reality training system, and 3-D drawings and key specifications for the much anticipated, new twin-engine Oshkosh Striker 8 X 8 configuration. Finally, a stunning Oshkosh Striker 6 X 6 – with the Snozzle® high reach extendable turret – will be on hand, courtesy of Manchester International Airport.
“Oshkosh is planning to showcase one of its most elaborate and innovative trade show exhibits at Interschutz. It is both a thrill and an honor for our team,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. “In addition to unveiling an all-new global municipal fire apparatus, we will be sharing details on the new twin-engine Oshkosh Striker 8 X 8, demonstrating the amazing Striker Simulator virtual reality training system, and showcasing an Oshkosh Striker 6 X 6 with the Snozzle HRET from Manchester International Airport. It’s going to be special.”
The new Oshkosh fire apparatus aimed at international markets is engineered and constructed to exacting standards by Oshkosh subsidiary, Pierce Manufacturing (North America’s leading designer of custom fire and emergency vehicles). More details will follow at the show with an Oshkosh fire apparatus on display at the Oshkosh Corporation booth.
Detailed drawings, design engineering and ARFF experts will be on hand to introduce the much-anticipated new Oshkosh Striker 8 X 8 configuration. Among the most powerful firefighting trucks on the planet, the Striker 8 X 8 will offer a range of twin-engine power plant options for unmatched vehicle performance and firefighting capabilities. The cab will set the new industry standard for ergonomics, visibility, comfort and safety features on an 8 X 8 ARFF vehicle.
The new Oshkosh Striker Simulator virtual reality training system, one of the industry’s most sophisticated, will be set up for hands-on demonstrations. Already on duty at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, the Striker Simulator system is engineered to depict a nearly endless array of training scenarios for aircraft rescue and fire fighting organizations. The Striker Simulator system enables more realistic, more varied, and more intensive training opportunities. The system delivers a giant leap forward in realism, with actual Striker vehicle cockpit components and controls along with a series of widescreen video monitors. The system features a Scenario Toolbox that enables incident commanders to easily develop highly realistic and varied emergency situations from an easy-to-use drop-down menu.
Photo caption: Oshkosh is showcasing a wide range of new products and advanced technologies at Interschutz 2015 on June 8-13. Headlining the booth will be the unveiling of the new Oshkosh® fire apparatus. Shown here is the Oshkosh Striker® 6 X 6, courtesy of Manchester International Airport.
INTERSCHUTZ 2015 is the international exhibition for fire prevention, disaster relief, rescue, safety and security. Around 1,300 exhibitors from more than 40 countries will be presenting their products and services at the event, which runs from 8 – 13 June. INTERSCHUTZ will occupy five halls and an open-air site at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds. Deutsche Messe organizes the event with the support of the German Association for Fire Prevention, the German Fire Brigade Association and the German Engineering Federation.
About Oshkosh Airport Group
The Oshkosh Airport Group, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport firefighting and snow removal vehicles. Its flagship Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle and Oshkosh® H-Series™ snow removal chassis are known for their durability and superior performance and sold throughout the world. For more information, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.