WARRENVILLE, Ill. (October 5, 2010) - Navistar Defense, LLC today announced that it has received an award for $18.9 million from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) for 38 International® 5000-MV heavy truck tractors (HTTs). The company’s first contract with the U.S. Navy includes three option periods for additional vehicle orders.
A proven heavy-haul tractor, the 5000-MV HTT unit will support Navy Seabee transportation needs. The vehicles incorporate a variety of armoring solutions derived from the International® MaxxPro® Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. Units include a manual 18-speed transmission and a MaxxForce® D 13L engine.
“We are very appreciative of the Navy’s decision to select our HTT offering,” said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. “The Seabees have a long history of building new infrastructures half way around the world and we are proud to be a part of that tradition going forward.”
Similar 5000-MV HTT variants were used by the U.S. Army during two Persian Gulf Wars to transport tanks across the Northern Saudi Arabian Desert. Nearly 600 HTT units are currently in service with KBR and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense to support security and rebuilding efforts.
Production of HTT vehicles will begin in early 2012. Spare parts and training services are included in the contract.
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.
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