Oshkosh Airport Products has deployed its Striker aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicle at Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec, Canada.

The company delivered a Striker 6 X 6 vehicle equipped with a Snozzle high-reach extendable turret (HRET).

Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice-president and general manager Jeff Resch said: "This 300th new-generation Oshkosh Striker vehicle represents an important milestone; we’re really proud to have these apparatus on duty at Quebec City International, which is, incidentally, a new Oshkosh ARFF customer.

"The new-generation Striker represents an optimal combination of performance, reliability and ease-of-maintenance, and it continues to gain new customers and market share worldwide."

An Oshkosh snow equipment dealer since 1990, Ontario’s Team Eagle provides local services and support to the company.

The Oshkosh Striker 6 x 6 axle configuration is equipped with Oshkosh TAK-4 all-wheel and fully independent suspension, along with an Allison seven-speed electronic automatic transmission. It delivers a smooth ride and improved off-road capabilities.

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The firefighting system includes an 11,356l water tank, a 1,590l foam cell, and a 249kg dry chemical system to allow multiple-agent fire suppression capabilities.

The Oshkosh-exclusive Snozzle HRET features a perforated nozzle, a hardened carbide steel tip, and an infrared camera.

The Snozzle HRET allows firefighters to discharge water from 6.1m below grade to elevations as high as 19.8m.

"The new-generation Striker represents an optimal combination of performance, reliability and ease-of-maintenance."

Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport Operations vice-president Serge St-Laurent said: "Our overriding objectives are safety and to provide firefighters with the best possible equipment on the market.

"We had to renew our ARFF fleet and the Striker was the very best option for both Francois Cyr, fire chief and Jean-Guy Pelletier, chief mechanic."

The two Striker apparatus feature a cold weather winterisation system and a central tire inflation system for better off-road performance.

The company had previously supplied 17 Oshkosh ARFF vehicles at airports operated by Grupo Aeroportuario Del Pacifico (GAP) in Mexico.

Image: Oshkosh Airport has supplied its 300th Oshkosh Striker ARFF vehicle at Jean Lesage International Airport. Photo: courtesy of Oshkosh Airport Products.