Navistar Defense wins MRAP RPG net contract
Navistar Defense has announced that it has received an order from the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command for 1,357 rocket propelled grenade (RPG) net kits for International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) units in Afghanistan. The order, an ‘urgent buy’, is worth $59 million.
RPG nets provide additional protection against the anti-tank weapon of the same name. Navistar previously fielded 970 RPG net kits for the MaxxPro family of vehicles to support Afghan operations and this newest order will see the kits fitted onto MaxxPro units operating in theatre.
According to the company, delivery is scheduled to begin in August 2012 and will be completed by December 2012.
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