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MRAP medium tactical vehicles for Israeli Defence Ministry


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Navistar
: 06 January, 2010  (Application Story)
Navistar will provide Israel with 114 mine resistant vehicles in a number of variants customised for different applications such as towing, cargo and recovery
Navistar Defence has made a new foreign military sale to the Israel Ministry of Defence. Under the $12 million contract, Navistar will deliver 114 medium tactical vehicles by June 2010.

In addition to the Israel contract, the company also received a second four-year, System Technical Support (STS) contract for up to $78 million to support its International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.

“Medium tactical vehicles provide a solid base for our US business and our ability to customise these vehicles allows Navistar to also support the mission needs of allied armed forces,” said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defence. “We are honoured to help serve US allies and we will continue to focus on growing our foreign military sales in 2010.”

Based on Navistar’s commercial International WorkStar, or 7000 Series, platform, vehicle variants for Israel will include cargo, recovery and tow trucks. Parts and service are not included in the contract.

Though the company will target growth in markets outside the United States as part of its 2010 strategy, the company remains dedicated to its US customers. Under Navistar’s four-year STS contract, the company will provide hardware to accompany work conducted under the previous MRAP STS engineering award announced November 9, which is also a four-year contract for up to $78 million. Navistar’s STS awards allow the company to improve MaxxPro MRAP vehicle reliability, support combat issues encountered in theatre, as well as provide new vehicle enhancements.

“As one of the leading providers of MRAP vehicles, we have a duty to evolve our vehicles to help counter changing in-theatre threats,” said Massicotte. “Both our STS contracts will enable us to quickly serve those who require new vehicle features to tackle the road - or lack of road - in Afghanistan.”

The company currently supports several vehicle fleets for the US armed forces, including more than 6,400 MaxxPro MRAP vehicles.
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