Navistar International Corp. announced Sept. 14 that its military affiliate, International Military and Government, has won a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for $71.5 million to provide parts support for the Marine Corps’ International MaxxPro mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles.
“This contract award reflects positively on our track record for providing parts to support our durable vehicles,” says Daniel C. Ustian, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Warrenville, Ill.-based Navistar. “This order is vitally important to the protection of our country’s military personnel. Our goal is to assure that this lifesaving technology reaches the troops as soon as possible.”
The contract builds on the more than $1 billion in total contracts the Navistar unit previously has announced to deliver 1,971 MaxxPro units to the Marine Corps. The MaxxPro is designed to protect troops from roadside bombs, improvised explosive devices and other threats.
“Providing solid support after delivery is essential – it’s what we did with the more than 160,000 commercial vehicles we built in 2006,” says Archie Massicotte, president of International Military and Government. “We have the expertise, infrastructure and global supply network to keep the MaxxPro vehicles mission-ready.”
Contents of the parts kits range from 90-day supplies of basic on-the-road necessities such as filters, to additional parts and accessories that typically need updating within a year. Navistar Parts says it has distribution centers in strategic locations worldwide and is dedicated to maximizing vehicle uptime for its customers.
“This contract is important to Navistar and our Parts organization,” says Phyllis Cochran, senior vice president and general manager of Navistar Parts. “Parts availability is critical to keeping trucks up and running, and we consider it our duty to provide outstanding parts support to the military. We will work very closely with our suppliers to deliver quality parts to keep these vehicles ready to serve our troops.”
The company also confirmed that it has fulfilled its August delivery commitment of 77 MaxxPro MRAP vehicles for the U.S. military, and is well under way producing vehicles scheduled for delivery in September.