The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded Navistar Defense a $369 million contract to provide 2,293 Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTVs) to build upon the Afghanistan National Security Force's (ANSF) MTV Fleet. Production will commence immediately, with deliveries starting in January 2016 and concluding in 2019.
“We are honored to continue supporting the efforts of the Afghanistan National Security Force's missions to provide security and rebuilding in their country. We have been supporting ANSF since 2005 and have provided more than 9,000 medium-duty vehicles to the Afghan forces during that time,” said Kevin Thomas, President, Navistar Defense.
Under the contract, Navistar Defense will provide general troop transport vehicles, water and fuel tankers, ammunition trucks, and wreckers as well as a number of trucks with armored cabs. This fleet is based on the International® WorkStar®/7000-MV severe service vocational truck platform.
Production of the MTVs for ANSF will occur at Navistar's assembly plants located in Springfield, Ohio and West Point, Mississippi.
Navistar International Corporation is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services.