Navistar Defense Receives New Vehicle Orders; MRAP Engineering Contract
WARRENVILLE, Ill. - Navistar Defense, LLC today announced that it has received a $348 million in delivery orders for 1,928 additional medium tactical vehicles (MTVs) from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM). The company also received a four-year System Technical Support (STS) contract worth up to $78 million to provide engineering support for its International® MaxxPro® Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.
The new delivery order fulfills the TACOM contract first awarded in May 2008 for 7,072 units and adds an additional 505 units. The order brings the total number of vehicles Navistar will supply under this contract to 7,577 units and a new award total valued at $1.65 billion. Deliveries will be completed by December 2010 and vehicle variants will include general troop transporters, petroleum, oil and lubricant (POL) trucks, wreckers and water tankers for use in Afghanistan.
“Foreign military sales of MTVs provide the foundation for Navistar’s $2 billion business annually,” said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. “Now, Navistar has marked another milestone with its first STS contract. This award is an example of how we are constantly working to enhance and expand our offerings to position Navistar well for 2010 and beyond.”
Navistar’s STS award for the MaxxPro MRAP includes work to improve vehicle reliability, support combat issues encountered in theater, add new kits and hardware, as well as provide new vehicle enhancements. The STS award includes up to 143,000 annual labor hours, as well as parts, to be used within 12 months with the option to renew the contract for three additional years.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, Monaco RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
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