New ARFF Vehicle At Interschutz

OSHKOSH AIRPORT Products displayed its new Striker Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle at the Interschutz exhibition (June 7 – 12) in Leipzig.
Unveiled at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in April, Oshkosh says the new Striker features a wide range of industry innovations.
“The new Oshkosh Striker is a global product that is engineered to meet the growing emergency response needs at airports of all sizes.  One look and you know this is an extraordinary ARFF vehicle,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation Executive Vice President and President, Fire & Emergency.  “Airport fire chiefs and fire-fighters from around the world – including those from Pakistan, Portugal, the US and South America – assisted the Oshkosh Airport Products team in developing the new Striker.  “The positive feedback we’ve received from the industry reaffirms our three-year development programme investment.”
Oshkosh says the new Striker: “delivers innovative fire suppression technology; unmatched chassis performance; advanced safety systems; unsurpassed reliability and durability; and smart design.”
The vehicle’s fire suppression technology includes available Pulse Delivery that allows fire-fighters to deliver dry chemical powder in a truly dry form more than 90ft (27m).  Oshkosh states that this is over three times the capability of other dry chemical systems.  The standard 1,950 USgpm (7,381lpm) single-stage pump provides fire suppression output to all discharges at 240psi, delivering full capacity of all discharges simultaneously.  The manufacturer says there is an optional 2,650 USgpm (10,000 lpm) output.  Two crosslays are now available that allow for handline access from either side of the truck for faster deployment of up to 300-feet (91m) of hose per crosslay.  The new Striker also offers electronic foam proportioning, a wide selection of bumper turrets and a high reach extendable turret.  In addition, the new Striker is engineered to accommodate Ultra High Pressure (UHP) technology, a high-pressure water system and a Compressed Air Foam (CAF) system to complete its state-of-the-art fire suppression capability.
The new Striker’s chassis is more than 2,000lb (907kg) lighter than its predecessor to provide faster acceleration.  Oshkosh says it is a full second faster to 50mph (80km/h) from the 700hp Tier 4i and Euro 5 emissions compliant engine that is rated to perform from -46ºC to +49ºC.