• publish: 10 September 2015
  • time: 10:09 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 1155

Afghan security forces receive 2,293 MTVs under the US army contract

The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are expected to receive 2,293 Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTVs) under a contract by the US Army, it has been reported.

The contract worth $369 million has been awarded to the Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) – a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses.

The Navistar Defense said production will commence immediately, with deliveries starting in January 2016 and concluding in 2019.

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.

Thomas further added “We have been supporting ANSF since 2005 and have provided more than 9,000 medium-duty vehicles to the Afghan forces during that time.”

Under the contract, Navistar Defense will provide general troop transport vehicles, water and fuel tankers, ammunition trucks, and wreckers as well as a number of trucks with armored cabs. This fleet is based on the International® WorkStar®/7000-MV severe service vocational truck platform.

Production of the MTVs for ANSF will occur at Navistar’s assembly plants located in Springfield, Ohio and West Point, Mississippi.

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