WASHINGTON, D.C., October 6, 2008 – Attendees of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition will have the opportunity to see an impressive range of vehicle and engine products from Navistar Defense, LLC. The company is displaying its all-new MaxxProTM Dash, a durable MaxxForceTM engine for defense applications and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)—a joint project between Navistar and BAE Systems.
“The men and women of Navistar are proud to produce vehicles and components that will save American lives in the field,” said Archie Massicotte, president of Navistar Defense. “We’re continuing to develop new applications for the military, while constantly refining our existing line-up. Showing these items to the Army community is an honor.”
The MaxxPro Dash is a lighter, smaller and more mobile variant of the MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) family of vehicles. The Dash maintains the survivability system used on all MaxxPro MRAP vehicles while also allowing for greater mobility in a smaller, lighter weight vehicle optimized for relevant operations. Navistar was recently awarded a contract to build 822 Dash units valued at $752 million to be completed by February 2009.
Trusted MaxxForce engines have powered International® brand trucks for more than 75 years and are available to militaries as a stand-alone application. The company is showing off its MaxxForce D 9.3L engine, the same type used in the MaxxPro Dash.
Also on display is the JLTV, a multi-service initiative for a family of future light tactical vehicles being developed as a joint system between the U.S. Army and the Marine Corps. Navistar has teamed with BAE Systems on this project to achieve excellence in vehicle design, production and support capability from concept to combat.
Navistar Defense has been awarded more than $4 billion worth of contracts from the U.S. armed forces to build a range of current and future military vehicles, and also supplies necessary parts, service and support to keep these vehicles mission-ready.
The Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition is the world’s largest land power forum, and is also the leading defense-related exposition in the nation. This year’s show features new technologies that will equip the next generation of military vehicles protecting troops in harm’s way.
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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