PARIS, France (June 16, 2008) The MaxxPro™ Plus, Navistar Defense, LLC’s upgraded Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, debuted to the public this week during European defense trade show Eurosatory.
The MaxxPro Plus utilizes the best of the company’s original MaxxPro MRAP vehicle and incorporates enhancements to performance and survivability, including increased payload and additional engine power. Customers will also notice many commonalities across platforms to maximize troop interface, training and maintenance.
Speaking from Paris, Navistar Defense President Archie Massicotte commented, “The Maxx Pro Plus expands our vehicle portfolio and provides tremendous cross-platform value to our customers. The additional armoring and other capabilities will provide troops additional protection from hazards in theater.”
Navistar Defense, an affiliate of Navistar International Corporation, has won contracts to build 5,214 MaxxPro and MaxxPro Plus MRAP vehicles to be delivered by the end of 2008. These orders total nearly $3 billion.
In addition, Navistar has shipped more than 130,000 parts pieces, components and other field support services to keep the MaxxPro MRAP vehicles mission-ready. Parts and service contracts thus far total nearly $300 million.
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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