Continuing to grow its share of orders for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, the U.S. 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.
“Navistar’s worldwide service network, manufacturing power and family of truck and engine products offers the U.S. military and our allies tremendous scale,” said Archie Massicotte, president of Navistar Defense, LLC. “Building and servicing the MaxxPro MRAP is a privilege because this is about protecting our troops so they can fulfill their missions safely.”
To meet the demands of changing mission requirements calling for increased protection and payload capacity, Navistar introduced its recently updated Category I MaxxPro MRAP vehicle called the MaxxPro Plus.
“Our close collaboration with the military enables us to swiftly adapt the MaxxPro to overcome threats and other challenges faced by the troops in theater,” said Massicotte.