USMC orders additional P-19R ARFF vehicles
Oshkosh Defense will deliver an additional 54 P-19R Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles to the US Marine Corps (USMC) under a $33 million order announced on 22 May.
Oshkosh said the first vehicles will be in the field next month, with deliveries to run through to 2019. The order brings the total number of P-19s ordered by the USMC to 164.
The P-19R is equipped with the TAK-4 independent suspension system that delivers 16 inches of independent wheel travel to provide greater performance for off-runway emergencies. The system provides sufficient payload capacity required to carry 1,000 gallons of water, 130 gallons of foam agent and 500lbs of Halotron auxiliary firefighting agent. The roof and bumper turrets combined can discharge up to 750 gallons per minute.
The Oshkosh P-19R is also equipped with the Command Zone integrated control and diagnostics system. This fully-automated system provides access to vehicle information for the repair and troubleshooting of vehicles, view of real-time performance data and remotely accessed diagnostics information. The P-19R also features advanced Striker firefighting systems from Oshkosh Airport Products.
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