US Marine Corps Selects Oshkosh Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Vehicle

Oshkosh Defense P-19RThe 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’ first-response vehicle in aircraft fire emergencies at military bases and expeditionary airfields.  This next-generation vehicle will provide more advanced on-road and off-road 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.”