WARRENVILLE, Ill. (July 8, 2008) With seven more contracts to provide parts and support for its International® MaxxPro™ Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, Navistar Defense, LLC further solidified its status as a leading contractor for vehicles supporting hazardous missions. During the last two weeks, the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command awarded Navistar Defense the contracts, totaling approximately $125 million, to support MaxxPro vehicles in Iraq.
“We have stepped up to the challenge to become a leader in the defense industry and it’s a privilege to have that responsibility,” said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. “Crew survivability is our number one priority and Navistar parts and support help us provide U.S. troops with the best quality vehicle from one mission to the next.”
Under the contracts, Navistar will provide crucial replacement parts for vehicle repair such as wheels, axles and air-conditioning units. Navistar’s global network provides swift distribution and service for MaxxPro MRAP vehicles in theater. Navistar has shipped more than 185,000 parts pieces to the military for use in Iraq and Afghanistan and has more than 100 field service representatives in theater.
“Navistar builds a great vehicle and we recognize the criticality of vehicle uptime,” said Tom Feifar, general manager, Global Defense and Export, Navistar Parts. “Great parts support will keep these vehicles up and running so our troops always have the protection needed to complete their missions safely.”
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV), a Fortune 500 global company with roots stemming back more than 175 years, produces 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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