Wednesday, September 8, 2010
British to Order Navistar Tactical Vehicles
Navistar Defense, LLC today announced that it received a second delivery order valued at $56 million from the U.K. Ministry of Defence for an additional 89 International MXT Husky vehicles.
The award follows the company’s April 2009 contract for 262 MXT Husky units for the U.K. Tactical Support Vehicle (TSV) program. All units will be utility variants.
“MXT Husky units are currently supporting missions in Afghanistan and the Ministry of Defence has placed priority on getting these additional vehicles into theater,” said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. “Improvised explosive devices continue to threaten coalition forces and the MXT provides the protection and the mobility warfighters need to complete missions safely.”
The Husky is the medium variant for the TSV program and accommodates a four-person crew. The vehicle is equipped with a MaxxForce D 6.0 L V8 engine, Allison five-speed automatic transmission and also incorporates Plasan Sasa’s armoring solution.
Deliveries are scheduled to begin at the end of October 2010 and will be completed in early 2011.
Navistar International Corporation 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, Monaco RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse brand chassis for motor homes and step vans.