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Navistar Defense receives Afghan vehicle order

22nd February 2013 - 14:57 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Navistar Defense will retrofit 205 armoured cabs onto Navistar Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV) designated for service with the Afghan National Security Forces. The company received a $23 million urgent delivery order for the work from the US Army (TACOM LCMC).

The order will see the company replace the current commercial cab with a specially designed armoured cab to protect the Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan National Police (ANP) from ballistic and blast threats in the theatre of operations. Original components of the MTV will be reused, and additional vehicle elements will be enhanced in order to provide improved survivability and the capability to conduct route clearance missions with mine roller applications.

Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense, said: ‘This order reflects Navistar's strong partnership with the US Department of Defense in providing high quality vehicles on very aggressive schedules in support of protecting the soldier on the ground. We are proud to continue to support the vehicle fleet that we have provided to the Afghan National Security Forces and deliver on our commitments to the US military and allies on this very important project and programme.’

The Navistar MTV is already in service in Afghanistan in a variety of key missions including general troop transport, water tankers, fuel trucks, recovery vehicles and cargo trucks. Since 2004, Navistar has provided nearly 9,000 MTVs to the ANA and ANP. Deliveries for this order are scheduled to begin in April with completion scheduled for July.

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