The U.S. Army awarded Navistar Defense, LLC a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract delivery orders valued at $21.97 million for 134 Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV).
The orders are comprised of 4×4 cargo vehicles, 6×6 general transport trucks (GTT), 6×6 GTT vehicles with material handling equipment (MHE), and 6×6 30-ton wreckers, along with spare parts and technical data.
The vehicles’ end-user is the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF).
“Navistar Defense is proud to deliver additional Medium Tactical Vehicles to Iraqi security forces,” said Ted Wright, chief executive officer. “Providing vehicles to allied forces is an important part of our strategy to grow our business. Since 2004, we’ve delivered more than 7,000 military vehicles to the Iraqi Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense. This versatile and cost-effective platform, which shares commonality with their existing fleet, will support a variety of mission requirements.”
Most of the production will take place at Navistar Defense’s assembly plant located in West Point, Mississippi.
In September 2017, Navistar Defense, LLC was awarded a $18.8 million FMS contract by the U.S. Army to provide 115 International 7000-MV Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV) to Iraq. Since then, the company was awarded multiple contracts for the supply of trucks to Iraq.
Navistar Defense MTVs are based on the highly multipurpose International WorkStar severe-duty platform designed for both off and on-road operation and is the backbone for the company’s MaxxPro MRAP vehicle.
In total, Navistar Defense has delivered a total of more than 30,000 vehicles to U.S. allies since 2003 through FMS sales.