Navistar Defense announced that it received both a contract extension and a delivery order to support Afghanistan Security Forces. The $28 million order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command calls for 194 general troop transport vehicles. The contract extension runs through December and has a ceiling of $83 million to allow for additional vehicle orders and support packages.
“Supporting the Afghanistan Security Forces has been one of our initiatives since 2005, and it is essential for our nation’s success,” says Archie Massicotte, president of Navistar Defense. “Today we have nearly 12,000 Navistar vehicles serving in security and rebuilding missions with Afghan forces. All of those vehicles leverage our current commercial platforms, and we’ll continue to support those units throughout their 15- to 20-year lifecycles.”
Under the delivery order, Navistar will provide general troop transport vehicles based on the International 7000-MV, or WorkStar, platform as well as parts; other variants currently serving in Afghanistan include wreckers, water tankers and fuel trucks. Production will occur at the company’s assembly facilities in Garland, Texas, and West Point, Miss.
“Providing vehicles to allied forces continues to be one piece of our business strategy,” says Massicotte. “While we are always pursuing new sales, providing sustainment services to our fleet of more than 32,000 vehicles also keeps us on track with our goal to maintain a $1.5 to $2 billion revenue base.”