WARRENVILLE, Ill. (Sept. 18, 2008) Navistar Defense, LLC has received two new delivery orders from the U.S. Army worth more than $39 million. The award increases the company’s sales of Medium Tactical Vehicles, which are built on the International® WorkStar™ platform, previously known as the 7000 Series.
The two orders, awarded by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command for use in Iraq and Afghanistan, include one award for 199 vehicles and parts – worth more than $25.3 million, and another for 52 vehicles and parts – valued at approximately $13.4 million.
“Navistar’s track record for providing quality vehicles and rapid customization capabilities to defend against evolving threats has helped positioned us as a leader in the defense industry,” said Bob Walsh, vice president, Navistar Defense. “Our family of Medium Tactical Vehicles continues to provide the U.S. military and its allies with a comprehensive value solution that includes military vehicles and worldwide parts and field service support.”
The first award calls for 199 vehicles, which will include water tankers and fuel trucks. The second award includes 52 Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant (POL) vehicles and recovery trucks. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in February 2009 and be completed by January 2010. All the vehicles will be powered by MaxxForce™ D 8.7 I-6 engines, which are a part of the same family of engines that power the International® MaxxPro™ Plus.
Previously known as International Military and Government, LLC, Navistar Defense is an affiliate of Navistar International Corporation.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates 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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