Adding a Dash

  • 10-Sep-2008 04:49 EDT
The U.S. Marine Corps awarded Navistar Defense LLC a contract worth more than $752 million to produce a lighter, smaller, and more mobile variant of its International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) family of vehicles. The MaxxPro Dash maintains the survivability system used on all MaxxPro MRAP variants while also allowing for greater mobility in a smaller, lighter-weight vehicle optimized for Afghanistan operations. A smaller turning radius and higher torque to weight ratio are among the improvements to mobility. MaxxPro Dash is also capable of accommodating additional uparmoring. Production of the MaxxPro Dash will begin in October at the company's West Point, MS, plant with delivery of 822 units to be completed by February 2009. The vehicle will also be equipped with the MaxxForce D engine.
Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
0.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2016-12-07
The Boston-based startup believes the marine domain is even better suited for autonomous systems than aerospace, automotive and other off-highway sectors. The company is currently testing its technology on commercial vessels in Boston Harbor.
2016-12-08
Automation is one of three main technology areas—along with connectivity and alternative drivelines and fuels—that Volvo Construction Equipment is devoting significant R&D resources to further develop. The company recently demonstrated a prototype autonomous wheel loader and articulated hauler working together.
2017-02-28
SANY India, a manufacturer of construction, heavy machinery and renewable equipment, has entered into the mining segment.
2017-03-01
Ashok Leyland’s first Circuit electric bus is designed and engineered entirely in India, by Indians, for India.

Related Items

Training / Education
2018-06-07
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2011-04-12
Training / Education
2018-05-21