Friday, June 10, 2011

DTN News - NAVISTAR DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. Marines Ordered 471 MaxxPro Dash MRAP From Navistar

DTN News - NAVISTAR DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. Marines Ordered 471 MaxxPro Dash MRAP From Navistar
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - June 10, 2011: The U.S. Department of Defense issued/notification # 495 dated June 10, 2011 released indicates Navistar Defense, LLC, Warrenville, Ill., is being awarded a $357,112,582 firm-fixed-priced delivery order 0019 under previously awarded contract (M67854-07-D-5032) for the procurement of 471 MaxxPro Dash vehicles.
Work will be performed in West Point, Miss., and is expected to be completed by the end of September 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.
The MaxxPro Dash DXM™ is a lighter, smaller, and more mobile variant of our MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) family of vehicles. The DXM independent suspension is a no-compromise solution, allowing ease of integration and installation. The suspension solution increases payload, offers a 54ft turning radius, and central tire inflation system (CTIS). The Dash maintains the survivability system used on all MaxxPro MRAP variants while also allowing for greater mobility optimized for Afghanistan operations.
Navistar Defense
In 2003, Navistar, Inc. started Navistar Defense, LLC, to answer the U.S. government's request for armored and unarmored military vehicles. Navistar Defense has transformed from an idea into a company with annual sales of more than $2 billion.
Navistar utilizes nine different manufacturing plants and has the capacity to produce more than 100,000 trucks and 500,000 engines each year. Navistar's vast array of proven vehicle systems and technologies are made available to Navistar Defense in support of Military customers. Navistar Defense leverages its commercial truck engineering and manufacturing expertise and global supply network to provide cost effective solutions to the Armed Services. These capabilities allow Navistar to swiftly adapt its vehicles to meet the growing threats and challenges faced by the troops.
Navistar has gained tremendous momentum as a leader in producing and servicing top-quality military vehicles. To date, the company has won contracts to build more than 30,000 military vehicles for the United States military and our Allies.
Navistar Defense headquarters are located in Warrenville, Illinois, with offices in Washington, DC, Madison Heights, Michigan, Millbrook Proving Grounds, United Kingdom and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Production sites for military vehicles include: Garland, Texas, Tulsa, Oklahoma and West Point, Mississippi. MaxxForce® D diesel engines are produced at the company's engine assembly plants in Melrose Park, Illinois and Huntsville, Alabama.
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