Navistar Defense gets $142M order for armored vehicles

By Dennis Seid/NEMS Daily Journal

WEST POINT – A month after landing a big order for a variant of its MaxxPro armored vehicles, Navistar Defense got another $142 million contract on Monday.
The latest contract – this one is for the U.S. Marines – is for 140 MaxxPro Recovery vehicles with rocket-propelled grenade, or RPG, nets. The order includes parts and support.
In June, Navistar received a $357 million order for 471 of its MaxxPro Dash armored vehicles. In May it got a $183 million order for 250 of its MaxxPro Dash ambulances.
The MaxxPro is a mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, vehicle. Navistar has produced more than 8,200 of the vehicles since 2004.
The company received its first MaxxPro Recovery unit last November.
Navistar employs about 300 workers at its West Point assembly plant, but the latest order will not necessitate additional workers.
The order for the Marines is expected to be complete in September, while the latest order will be delivered in October and November.
dennis.seid@journalinc.com