Navistar Defense Gets Order for 471 MaxxPro Dash Vehicles

Following last month’s delivery order for 250 MaxxPro Dash Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) ambulances, Navistar Defense announced that it received a $357 million delivery order for an additional 471 International MaxxPro Dash vehicles with DXM independent suspension.

Production of the new units will take placein Garland, Texas, and West Point, Miss. Deliveries will be completed by September 2011. MaxxPro Dash vehicles are powered by MaxxForce 9.3D engines.

Navistar has quickly grown its fleet of MaxxPro vehicles to more than 8,700 units by leveraging its current commercial capabilities and assets, which includes the proven commercial International WorkStar platform. First, the company added the DXM independent suspension solution capability to new production vehicles. This was followed by orders for the new MaxxPro Recovery vehicle and most recently the MaxxPro Dash ambulance. The company has also developed a MaxxPro flatbed truck.

“We have nine major MaxxPro variants in or on their way to theater today thanks to the flexibility of our proven vehicle platforms,” said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. “The MaxxPro Dash was the first MRAP to be modified specifically for the Afghan terrain and we have continued to enhance its capabilities all along the way. Keeping our warfighters equipped is priority one.”

The company has fielded more than 32,000 vehicles since 2004, including sales of the MaxxPro, International MXT, as well as vehicles based on the International PayStar and WorkStar platforms.

As for the previous order of 250 MRAP ambulances, that was worth $183 million. The MaxxPro Dash ambulance is the company’s latest MRAP variant, and includes an easy-to-use litter assist system as well as a protected work space benefiting medics and patients.
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