Marines order more MaxxPro MRAPs

Continuing to grow its share of orders for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, the United States Marine Corps ordered additional International MaxxPro MRAP vehicles valued at more than $410 million from Navistar Defense LLC (formerly known as International Military and Government LLC) a wholly owned affiliate of Navistar International Corporation.

The new order of 743 increases Navistar's total Category I MRAP vehicle orders to 5,214; current production levels are at 500 vehicle units a month. The company has delivered 2,000 MaxxPro MRAP vehicles to the military. Navistar's overall MRAP vehicle orders total more than $3 billion since the first contract was awarded in May 2007.

MaxxPro MRAP vehicles are designed to protect troops from roadside bombs and other threats. Presently, there are more than 1,500 MaxxPro MRAP vehicles in theater.

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