Trucks for Afghanistan are based on International WorkStar vocational chassis. Some will get armored cabs.  Photo: Navistar

Trucks for Afghanistan are based on International WorkStar vocational chassis. Some will get armored cabs.  Photo: Navistar

The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded Navistar Defense a $369 million contract to provide 2,293 Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTVs) to add to the Afghanistan National Security Force's fleet. Production will commence immediately, with deliveries starting in January 2016 and concluding in 2019.

Under the contract, Navistar Defense will provide troop, cargo and ammunition transports, water and fuel tankers, and wreckers. Some will have armored cabs to protect occupants against roadside bombs.

The 6x6 trucks are based on the International WorkStar 7400-MV severe-service vocational chassis, the company said. They will have MaxxForce 8.7L diesels and 6-speed manual transmissions.

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

Workers at Navistar's plants in Springfield, Ohio, and West Point, Miss., will assemble the trucks. 

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