Tuesday, May 17, 2011

DTN News - NAVISTAR DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. Marines Ordered 250 MRAP Ambulances

DTN News - NAVISTAR DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. Marines Ordered 250 MRAP Ambulances
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - May 17, 2011: The U.S. Department of Defense issued/notification # 411 dated May 16, 2011 to Navistar Defense, LLC, Warrenville, Ill., and awarded $18,638,750 delivery order #0018, modification #0001, under previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (M67854-07-D-5032) for the procurement of 250 MaxxPro Dash ambulance engineering change proposals (ECP) and Dash Phase IV ECPs.
Ambulance vehicles provide mobile and survivable ambulatory care for injured servicemen in theater. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed by the end of September 2011. Contract funds in will not expire by the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.
Navistar Defense has announced on May 5, 2011 in conjunction with aforementioned DoD contract that it received a $183 million delivery order for 250 International® MaxxPro® Dash ambulances with DXM™ independent suspension. The order from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles falls under the company’s existing indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract and is Navistar’s ninth major MRAP variant.
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