Navistar to upgrade 2,300 mine-resistant vehicles for troops in Afghanistan

| Thursday, September 20, 2012

Navistar Defense received a delivery order this week for up to $282 million to provide more than 2,300 survivability upgrade retrofit kits for International MaxxPro Dash Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, or MRAPs for short. The order from the U.S. Army will upgrade MaxxPro Dash vehicles with additional protection in response to evolving threats in Afghanistan.

Navistar has delivered nearly 9,000 MaxxPro units in nine major variants to the United States and its allies. This order follows the company’s MaxxPro rolling chassis body swap, which upgrades more than 2,700 MaxxPro vehicles with a DXM independent suspension, MaxxForce 9.3 engine, 570 amp alternator and driveline.

Work for the survivability upgrade will be done in Afghanistan beginning in December 2012. The order is scheduled to be completed by July 2013. The order also includes parts and service.

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