Navistar wins a $368mn FMS from Afghanistan for 2,293 Medium Tactical Vehicles 20109151

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Navistar wins a $368mn FMS from Afghanistan for 2,293 Medium Tactical Vehicles
The US-based company Navistar Defense LLC was awarded a $368,932,767 foreign military sales contract for 2,293 medium tactical vehicles for Afghanistan. Work will be performed in West Point, Mississippi; Ooltewah, Tennessee; Marion, Wisconsin; Springfield, Ohio; and Mercer, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2019, the US DoD announced yesterday August 31.
Navistar wins a 368mn FMS from Afghanistan for 2 293 Medium Tactical Vehicles 640 001Navistar Defense LLC will deliver 2,293 MTV trucks to Afghanistan
Navistar Defense unveiled the high-mobility medium tactical vehicle (MTV) at the Modern Day Marine Exposition in 2010. The MTV is based on the International 7000-MV platform. The MTV incorporates the DXM independent suspension and can also accommodate a variety of survivability and armoring solutions derived from the International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle

The MTV also incorporates automatic traction control, anti-lock brakes, self-diagnostics, advanced electronics systems optional central tire inflation system (CTIS). It is offered with two powertrain options – utilizing the MaxxForce D 9.3L and 13L powertrains. The vehicle is capable of climbing a 60 percent gradient and maneuvering 40 percent side slopes.

According to Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense, since receiving the first contract in 2005 Navistar Defense has delivered more than 21,000 7000-MV vehicle platforms in 13 different variants. The current variant adds survivability and independent suspension technologies meeting the requirements of U.S. and allied nations operating in Afghanistan.

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