The U.S. Army Contracting Command recently awarded Navistar Defense a $369 million contract to deliver 2,293 Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV) to the Afghanistan National Security Force's (ANSF) fleet.
Production of the vehicles will begin immediately. Deliveries will start in January 2016 and end in 2019.
"We are honored to continue supporting the efforts of the Afghanistan National Security Force's missions to provide security and rebuilding in their country," Navistar Defense President Kevin Thomas said. "We have been supporting ANSF since 2005 and have provided more than 9,000 medium-duty vehicles to the Afghan forces during that time."
Navistar Defense will supply general troop transport vehicles, water and fuel tankers, ammunition trucks, wreckers and trucks with armored cabs. The fleet is based on the International WorkStar/7000-MV severe service vocational truck platform.
Assembly of the MTVs for ANSF will take place at Navistar's assembly plants in Springfield, Ohio and West Point, Mississippi.
Navistar International Corp. is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus brand school and commercial buses. Two affiliates to Navistar also provide services. One provides truck and diesel engine service parts and another offers financing services.