"We are excited that AM General chose us to partner in this important program to support the United States military," Ted Wright, Navistar Defense chief executive officer, said. "AM General is a world class tactical vehicle manufacturer and we're eager to support their team.
"The JLTV trailer subcontract allows us to continue diversifying our business portfolio, support our growth in Mississippi, and expand our growing business.”
The JLTV A2 trailer is a multipurpose platform configured to support general purpose cargo and tactical generator mobility missions. The trailer is built to operate with the Closed Combat Weapons Carrier, the General Purpose, Heavy Guns Carrier and Utility JLTV variants over the same mission profile of those vehicles.
"Welcoming Navistar Defense to the JLTV A2 program is a key milestone in our operations," AM General Executive VP - Chief Business Development Officer John Chadbourne said. "Their commitment to excellence translates into the quality products they are known for in the industry. Since receiving the JLTV A2 program contract, our main focus is to deliver quality vehicles on time and on target and this includes the equipment needed to ensure our warfighters can succeed in their missions."
Production will begin in 2024 and will take place at Navistar Defense's Assembly Plant located in West Point, Mississippi. The period of performance is for five base years, with the option for an additional five years.