Navistar Defense receives $123M MRAP order

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Navistar Defense on Friday, Dec. 10, announced that it received a $123 million delivery order for an additional 175 International MaxxPro Dash vehicles with DXM independent suspension. The order from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command also includes parts for the company’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

The MaxxPro Dash award comes on the heels of the company’s Nov. 22 award for MaxxPro Recovery vehicles. Navistar says it has grown its product offerings by leveraging its current commercial capabilities and assets, which includes the commercial International WorkStar platform. According to Navistar, this business strategy not only allows the company to respond quickly to vehicle orders, but also simplifies the integration of vehicle enhancements and the development of new truck variants.

“We are honored to provide additional MaxxPro Dash vehicles so soon after receiving last month’s award for Recovery vehicles,” says Archie Massicotte, president of Navistar Defense. “This award is an element in a strategy that allows us to build our business around a revenue base of $1.5 to $2.0 billion. Another important element is our commitment to keeping warfighters safe.”

Since 2007, the company has been contracted to produce more than 8,000 MaxxPro MRAP units. MaxxPro Dash vehicles are powered by MaxxForce 9.3D engines. Production of the new units will be completed by summer 2011.