BOGOTA, Colombia (October 31, 2012) Navistar Defense, LLC highlights its latest in International® brand military vehicles this week at the Expodefensa international defense and security expo in Bogota. As part of the display, the company is featuring its new Special Operations Tactical Vehicle.
The International® Special Operations Tactical Vehicle is the company’s vehicle entry for the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) 1.1 program. The vehicle’s highly-mobile, mission-ready platform is engineered specifically to carry large payloads while handling the roughest mission terrain with off-road racing speeds and performance. The vehicle is also transportable inside a CH-47 helicopter.
“The Special Operations Tactical Vehicle is ready for production and engineered to handle the demanding off-road missions of special operators throughout the world,” said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. “Our sophisticated design provides ready-to-roll transportability while providing unprecedented mobility.”
The Special Operations Tactical Vehicle includes an armored occupant safety cell with scalable armor packages to meet multiple threat levels. A variety of body styles are offered to meet different police and government needs. The vehicle can be integrated with a full government furnished Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) suite.
Navistar has fielded more than 34,000 military vehicles in the last eight years in 26 countries. This military vehicle fleet includes nearly 9,000 MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles used by U.S. and Coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan to defend against roadside bombs and other ballistic threats.
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 and Navistar RV brands of recreational vehicles. 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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