Navistar Defense has won a contract extension and a delivery order to support Afghanistan security forces.
The contract extension runs through December 2011 with a ceiling of $83 million. Navistar will provide support packages and troop transport vehicles based on the International 7000-MV or WorkStar platforms.
Production will occur at the company’s Garland, Texas, and West Point, Miss., assembly facilities.
“Supporting the Afghanistan security forces has been one of our initiatives since 2005 and it is essential for our nation’s success, ” said Archie Massicotte, president of Navistar Defense. “Today we have nearly 12, 000 Navistar vehicles serving in security and rebuilding missions with Afghan forces. All of those vehicles leverage our current commercial platforms and we’ll continue to support those units throughout their 15 to 20 year lifecycles.”