Navistar Defense has been awarded a $35 million contract by the U.S. Navy to build 40 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) MaxxPro Dash DXM vehicles.
The U.S. Department of Defense said the work will be done at Navistar’s plant in West Point, as well as in Pakistan, and is expected to be completed by October 2018.
Navistar was the lone bidder on the contract, which was posted online.
Last May, Navistar was awarded a $29.7 million U.S. Army contract modification to upgrade 250 MRAPs. That work in West Point is expected to be finished by this May.
The MaxxPro Dash DXM is a lighter version of Navistar’sMRAP family, which features a V-shaped hull that deflects blasts from IEDs, or improvised explosive devices. The MRAPs also are designed to withstand ballistic arms fire and mine blasts.
Since 2000, Navistar has built more than 9,000 MaxxPro MRAPs.