Navistar International Corp. said its military affiliate, International Military and Government, has won a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for $71.5 million to provide parts support for the Marine Corps' International MaxxPro
mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles.
The contract builds on the more than $1 billion in total contracts the Navistar unit has previously announced to deliver 1,971 MaxxPro units to the Marine Corps. The MaxxPro is designed to protect troops from roadside bombs, improvised explosive devices and other threats.
"This contract award reflects positively on our track record for providing parts to support our durable vehicles," said Daniel C. Ustian, Navistar's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "This order is vitally important to the protection of our country's military personnel. Our goal is to assure that this life-saving technology reaches the troops as soon as possible."
Archie Massicotte, president of International Military and Government, said: "Providing solid support after delivery is essential - it's what we did with the more than 160,000 commercial vehicles we built in 2006. We have the expertise, infrastructure and global supply network to keep the MaxxPro vehicles mission ready."