Navistar Defense receives U.S., U.K. vehicle delivery orders

  • 10-Sep-2010 08:47 EDT
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U.S. Army TACOM has ordered 492 vehicles from Navistar to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  These orders include vehicles based on the International 7000-MV (WorkStar).  The company's Garland, TX, and West Point, MS, plants will produce the vehicles. 

Navistar Defense LLC has received $66 million in delivery orders from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. All 492 vehicles will go to support security and rebuilding efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Under the delivery orders, Navistar will provide several variants that share vehicle commonality. Vehicles based on the International 7000-MV, or WorkStar, platform include general troop transport vehicles, fuel tankers, water trucks, and wreckers. The company will also provide buses. The units are additional orders placed under four existing Navistar contracts. Deliveries will begin in December. Bus production will occur at the company’s Tulsa, OK, assembly plant, with remaining vehicles being produced at Navistar’s Garland, TX, and West Point, MS, facilities. Navistar also received a second delivery order valued at $56 million from the U.K. Ministry of Defence for an additional 89 International MXT Husky vehicles. The award follows the company’s April 2009 contract for 262 MXT Husky units for the U.K. Tactical Support Vehicle (TSV) program. All units will be utility variants. The Husky is the medium variant for the TSV program and accommodates a four-person crew. The vehicle is equipped with a MaxxForce D 6.0 L V8 engine, Allison five-speed automatic transmission and also incorporates Plasan Sasa’s armoring solution. Deliveries are scheduled to begin at the end of October and will be completed in early 2011.

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