Oshkosh Airport Products has received an order for 24 Oshkosh Striker Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). The purchase includes 14 Oshkosh Striker 6 X 6 vehicles, seven of which are equipped with a 65-foot Snozzle High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET), and ten Striker 4 X 4 apparatus. The PANYNJ also purchased a Striker Simulator virtual reality training system.
The vehicles will be placed into service at John F Kennedy International Airport, Newark International Airport, LaGuardia International Airport, and Teterboro Airport.
The order represents the third generation of Oshkosh ARFF vehicles to serve with PANYNJ. The new vehicles will replace a fleet of first-generation Oshkosh Striker apparatus that were placed into service between 2002 and 2005, and those vehicles supplanted a fleet of Oshkosh T-Series ARFF vehicles that date to the 1990s.
The seven Snozzle-equipped vehicles will be the first 6 X 6 units furnished with Oshkosh’s longer 65-foot device that keeps firefighters further away from danger.
The vehicles’ firefighting systems include tri-agent capabilities – featuring Halotron, dry chemical, foam and water. All of the Strikers are equipped with a Scania Tier IV Final low emission engine, Oshkosh TAK-4 independent suspension, an Allison electronic transmission, and engine power pack components that are readily accessed through walk-in doors on either side of the engine compartment.