Navistar wins $68.8M Marine Corps contract for MRAP support

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Navistar International Corp. has announced that its military affiliate, International Military and Government LLC, has won a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for $68.8 million to provide field service support for the Marine Corps’ International MaxxPro mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles.

The contract builds on a $71.5 million contract awarded in September to provide parts support for the Marine Corps’ International MaxxPro MRAP vehicles. Navistar has been awarded more than $1 billion in total contracts for Navistar to deliver 2,971 MaxxPro units to the Marine Corps and already has more than a dozen people on the ground in the Iraq theater to provide training and field support.

The MaxxPro is designed to protect troops from roadside bombs, improvised explosive devices and other threats. “This contract award is another example of our track record for providing parts to support our military vehicles,” says Daniel C. Ustian, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Warrenville, Ill.-based Navistar.

In addition to its parts and service contracts, Navistar has established dealerships in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Providing solid support after delivery is essential — just as we do for our commercial business,” 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.”