Navistar Defense to deliver 115 medium tactical vehicles to Iraq

LISLE, Ill. U.S. Army officials selected Navistar Defense, LLC for a foreign military sales (FMS) contract valued at $18.8 million to provide 115 International 7000-MV Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV) to Iraq.

This equipment is being used by Iraqi security forces in the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense, officials say. Navistar Defense's dealer in , Hama, provides parts and service support to Navistar vehicles in Iraq and the region.

Navistar Defense MTVs are based on the multipurpose International WorkStar severe-duty platform designed for both off and on-road operation, and is part of the company's family of MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle.

"Since 2004, Navistar Defense has delivered nearly 7,000 trucks and buses to Iraq through foreign military sales contracts," says Kevin Thomas, president of Navistar Defense.

The majority of the work will take place at the company's West Point, Mississippi assembly plant. Delivery is planned to be completed in January 2018.

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