WASHINGTON, D.C., (October 25, 2010) Navistar Defense, LLC today launched both the International® MaxxPro® ambulance kit and the MaxxPro Tractor variant at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition.
Since 2007, the company’s family of MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles has grown to include 11 different vehicle variants. The first six of these variants were developed in only 18 months.
“Our ambulance kit, which has received positive reviews from the U.S. Army Medical Department, can quickly turn any MaxxPro vehicle into a fully functioning ambulance and aid station - with full protection for both medics and patients,” said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. “The kit does not require new vehicles. Thanks to the flexibility of our proven truck platforms, we are able to quickly develop new vehicle solutions as well as vehicle variants like the MaxxPro Tractor.”
Ambulance kits include an easy-to-use litter assist system as well as a protected work space benefitting medics and patients. This solution paired with the company’s DXM™ independent suspension helps medical aid navigate rough terrain to get where it is needed. While the kit is displayed this week on a MaxxPro Dash unit, the solution is available for other variants such as the MaxxPro Base and Plus.
Combining a proven truck platform with proven survivability solutions, Navistar today also introduced the MaxxPro Tractor into its MRAP family. This vehicle uses an A kit / B kit armor solution with MRAP-level protection available, to allow two- to three-man crews to carry out support missions. The vehicle is powered by a MaxxForce® D 13L engine.
In addition to the MaxxPro Tractor, Navistar also offers two other MRAP utility variants, the MaxxPro Cargo and the MaxxPro Recovery Vehicle. All three utility vehicles utilize MaxxForce® D engines and heavy duty chassis.
To date, Navistar has been contracted to produce more than 7,500 MaxxPro units as well as retrofit 1,222 units in theater with its DXM™ independent suspension solution. MaxxPro vehicles are currently in operation with U.S. forces as well as with six coalition forces.
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 Bus® brand school and commercial buses, Monaco® RV brands of recreational vehicles, 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 service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
Media contact: Elissa Koc, Navistar Defense, +1 630 753 2669