Navistar Defense Gets $183M Order for MRAP Dash Ambulances

Navistar Defense announced today it has received a new $183 million delivery order from the US Marine Corps Systems Command for 250 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) International MaxxPro Dash ambulances with DXM independent suspension. This complements last week’s $13 million delivery order for MRAP field service representatives, instructors and mechanics, with work to be completed in Kuwait.

“Survivability and mobility continue to be key capabilities required to help our warfighters complete their missions safely,”
said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. “Medics face the same threats on the battlefield and we are proud to provide them with a vehicle that offers both MRAP level protection and independent suspension for off-road mobility.”

The MaxxPro Dash ambulance is the company’s latest MRAP variant and follows Navistar’s November and December orders for MaxxPro Dash and Recovery vehicles.

The vehicle includes an easy-to-use litter assist system as well as a protected work space benefiting medics and patients. This solution, paired with the company’s DXM independent suspension, helps medical aid navigate rough terrain to complete its mission. Navistar currently supports a fleet of more than 8,000 MaxxPro vehicles.

“All our MaxxPro units share commonality and this allows us to respond rapidly to changing mission needs with vehicle enhancements and fleet support,” said Massicotte. “This flexibility extends across our other vehicle fleets and is just one piece of a business strategy that moves us steadily toward our goal revenue base of $2 billion.”

Production will occur at the company’s West Point, Miss., facility. Delivery will begin and be completed by the end of September 2011.
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