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Four Oshkosh Striker Vehicles Placed into Service at Key Airports Throughout Indonesia


Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta is site of handing over ceremony.

OSHKOSH, Wis. & JAKARTA, Indonesia, Mar 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), announced the first ever sales of Oshkosh® Striker® 3000 aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles to Indonesia. In a hand over ceremony this week witnessed by the Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation, United States Embassy representatives, airport officials, honored guests, and representatives from Oshkosh Corporation, a total of four Strikers were welcomed to Indonesia in Jakarta to the Oshkosh customer PT Angkasa Pura II. The vehicles will be placed into service at key airports located throughout the Indonesian archipelago at the following airports: Soekarno-Hatta - in Jakarta, Polonia International Airport, Medan, Sumatera Utara; Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, Djakarta, Jakarta and Supadio Airport in Pontianak, West Kalimantan.

"We are honored to have been selected by Soekarno-Hatta International Airportin Jakarta and at international airports throughout Indonesia," said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency. "Oshkosh is proud to have the Striker brand grow throughout Southeast Asia, and these new Striker vehicles reflect Oshkosh Corporation's dedication to increasing our presence in this region of the world."

"Oshkosh Striker ARFF vehicles are known the world over for their quality and firefighting abilities, and we are happy to add Indonesia to the growing list of international airports using our products," added Desmond Soh, Oshkosh Corporation president, Asia operations. "Providing excellent customer support and service is a critical reason for our growth. With our well trained after sales service personnel and effective parts distribution in the region, we are well positioned to serve and delight our customers in this fast growing Asian aviation sector."

The Oshkosh Striker 3000 offers a 6x6 all-wheel-drive axle configuration and proprietary technologies such as TAK-4® independent suspension and rear axle steering for enhanced maneuverability. Other features include a 3,000-gallon (11,356 L) water capacity, twin dry chemical system with a total capacity of 1000 lbs or 450kg foam capacity, triple agent firefighting capabilities and a structural firefighting system.

Indonesia, a country comprised of 17,058 islands, is located in Southeast Asia. With a population of over 237 million citizens, it is the world's fourth most populous country and the world's 18th largest economy.

Photo caption: This Oshkosh® Striker® 3000 ARFF vehicle is one of four featured at this handing over ceremony at Soekarno-Hatta International Airportin Jakarta.

About Oshkosh Airport Products

The Oshkosh Airport Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport firefighting and snow removal vehicles. Its flagship Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle and Oshkosh® H-Series(TM) snow removal chassis are known for their durability and superior performance and sold throughout the world. For more information, visit

About Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®,McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline(TM), SMIT(TM), CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit

®, (TM) All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

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