Navistar Defense Receives Incremental Vehicle Order to Support Afghanistan
- Contract extension to support security and rebuilding efforts
"Supporting the Afghanistan Security Forces has been one of our initiatives since 2005 and it is essential for our nation's success," said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. "Today we have nearly 12,000 Navistar vehicles serving in security and rebuilding missions with Afghan forces. All of those vehicles leverage our current commercial platforms and we'll continue to support those units throughout their 15-20 year lifecycles."
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Under the delivery order, Navistar will provide general troop transport vehicles based on the International(r) 7000-MV, or WorkStar(r), platform as well as parts. Other variants currently serving in Afghanistan include wreckers, water tankers and fuel trucks.
"Providing vehicles to allied forces continues to be one piece of our business strategy," said Massicotte. "While we are always pursuing new sales, providing sustainment services to our fleet of more than 32,000 vehicles also keeps us on track with our goal to maintain a $1.5 to $2 billion revenue base."
Source : Navistar International Corp.