WARRENVILLE, Ill. (Dec. 12, 2007) The more than 350 International® MaxxPro™ Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles in Iraq will continue to receive parts and support as the U.S. Marine Corps today awarded Navistar International Corporation’s (Other OTC: NAVZ) military affiliate, International Military and Government, LLC a contract valued at $151.9 million. This supplements previous parts and components contract awards, now totaling nearly $300 million.
The U.S. Marine Corps has ordered 2,971 MaxxPro MRAP vehicles to date to be delivered by April 2008. Overall, these vehicle, parts and support contracts total more than $1.8 billion.
“With our vehicles now in theater, Navistar’s global network provides the U.S. armed forces with the essential support they need to keep the MaxxPro MRAP mission ready,” said Archie Massicotte, president of International Military and Government, LLC.
Navistar’s commercial scale brings the military unique advantages in engineering, manufacturing and parts and service support. The company has nearly 1,000 dealership locations worldwide, including facilities in 75 countries outside North America, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
“We are bringing the total package to the military – vehicles, parts and field support,” said Tom Feifar, general manager, Global Defense and Export, Navistar Parts. “Our goal is to keep these vehicles up and running so the troops can focus on their mission. It’s an honor to be a part of the effort to support our troops.”
Last year, Navistar built more than 160,000 trucks and school buses and 560,000 diesel engines.
“We already have delivered more than 700 MaxxPro MRAP vehicles and 60,000 parts pieces and components since receiving our first contract at the end of May of this year. We are on our way to building 500 vehicles per month by February,” concluded Massicotte.
International Military and Government LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Truck and Engine Corporation. IMG was established to focus on military and government opportunities. Additional information is available at www.InternationalMilitaryandGovernment.com.
Navistar International Corporation (Other OTC: NAVZ) is a holding company whose wholly owned subsidiaries produce International® brand commercial trucks, military vehicles, MaxxForce brand diesel engines, IC brand school buses, and Workhorse brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine parts and service. Another wholly owned subsidiary offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
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