U.S. Army Orders Trucks For Afghanistan

Water and fuel tankers are among vehicles to be produced by Navistar Defense for Afghanistan. Photo courtesy Navistar Defense

LISLE, Ill., Sept. 10 (UPI) — More than 2,200 medium tactical vehicles are to be produced for the Afghanistan National Security Force by Navistar Defense.

The 2,293 MTVs ordered by the U.S. Army Contracting Command will include general troop transports, water and fuel tankers, ammunition trucks, and wreckers.

The trucks will be based on the International WorkStar/7000-MV severe service vocational truck platform.

“We are honored to continue supporting the efforts of the Afghanistan National Security Force’s missions to provide security and rebuilding in their country,” said Kevin Thomas, president, Navistar Defense. “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 said the contract for the vehicles is worth $369 million. Production is to begin immediately, with deliveries to begin next year and continue to 2019.

Navistar Defense’s facilities in Springfield, Ohio, and West Point, Miss., will manufacture the vehicles.


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