The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) has tapped Navistar Defense to produce 1,928 additional medium tactical vehicles worth $348 million
. The company will also provide engineering support for its International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in a four-year contract worth up to $78 million.

The new delivery is part of a May 2008 contract for 7,072 units. The new order adds another 505 units to the contract, bringing the total number of vehicles that Navistar will provide to 7,577 units valued at $1.65 billion. The company expects to deliver the trucks by December 2010, and vehicle variants will include general troop transporters, petroleum, oil and lubricant trucks, wreckers and water tankers for use in Afghanistan.

"Foreign military sales of MTVs provide the foundation for Navistar's $2 billion business annually," said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. "Now, Navistar has marked another milestone with its first STS contract."

Under the new engineering support contract, Navistar will work to improve vehicle reliability, support combat issues encountered in theater, add new kits and hardware, as well as provide new vehicle enhancements. It includes 143,000 annual labor hours, as well as parts, to be used within 12 months with the option to renew the contract for three additional years.

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