An International 7400 truck on the road in Afghanistan. The vehicle was part of the 2005 contract with TACOM.
WARRENVILLE, Ill. (May 5, 2008) Thousands of trucks from Navistar Defense, LLC will support rebuilding and security efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq as the U.S. Army today awarded Navistar Defense a multi-year contract valued at nearly $1.3 billion.
The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command awarded Navistar Defense a follow-on contract to provide Medium Tactical Vehicles and spare parts to the Afghanistan National Police, Afghan National Army and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. Previously known as International Military and Government, LLC, Navistar Defense is an affiliate of Navistar International Corporation.
Under the multi-year contract, Navistar will supply tactical vehicles built on Navistar’s severe service International® 7000 Series platform. It follows a $430 million contract awarded in 2005 to Navistar by TACOM for more than 2,900 vehicles and spare parts.
“This contract award reflects Navistar’s strong performance in providing quality vehicles and reliable service to the military;” said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. “We have stepped up to the challenge to become a leader. We continue to deliver on our commitment to provide the U.S. military and allies with a comprehensive value solution that includes military vehicles, and worldwide parts and field service support.”
The three-year contract is valued at $1,282,939,624 for 7,072 vehicles and parts. Approximately half of the order will be delivered during the first year of the contract with nearly 1,000 units expected to be delivered in fiscal year 2008.
Navistar will supply several vehicle variants, including General Troop Transporter, POL vehicles (petroleum, oil and lubricant), water tankers, wreckers and hazardous material trucks. In addition, Navistar will supply all required spare parts necessary to support several years of scheduled maintenance.
View Video Log of Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Debut
Navistar and teammate BAE Systems unveiled their Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) design in February. JLTV is the U.S. multi-service initiative for fielding a family of future light tactical vehicles. BAE Systems and Navistar announced their collaboration in October 2007 to take advantage of combined capabilities that most effectively support the JLTV program. To view the video log of the JLTV unveiling, visit www.navistar.com/newsroom.
Navistar International Corporation (Other OTC: NAVZ) is a holding company whose wholly owned subsidiaries produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce™ brand diesel engines, IC brand school and commercial 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 affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
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