MILITARY TRUCKS PURCHASES * USA: Navistar's
* Illinois - U.S. Army awards Navistar Defense $18.8 Million contract to build 115 Medium Tactical Vehicles
--- The U.S. Army tapped Navistar Defense LLC – the military vehicle division of the truck manufacturer – to build 115 International 7000-MV Medium Tactical Vehicles, or MTVs, headed to Iraq, worth an estimated $18.8 million... The MTVs are based on the International WorkStar severe-duty platform designed for off- and on-road operation. The vehicles are the “backbone for the company’s MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle,” Navistar said Tuesday... “Since 2004, Navistar Defense has delivered nearly 7,000 trucks and buses to Iraq through foreign military sales contracts,” said Kevin Thomas, the company’s president... The vehicles will be built primarily at Navistar’s assembly plant in West Point, Miss., and will be delivered in January 2018...
(Photo Navistar MaxPro Dash utility vehicle) -- Warrensville, ILL, USA - Trucks.com, by CLARISSA HAWES - JUNE 13, 2017
* Virginia - Army launches competition for new heavy dump truck
--- The U.S Army is inviting industry to compete for chance to build the service’s new, armored dump trucks... The Army intends to award a Single-Source Award, Firm-Fixed Price, Seven-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity commercial contract for the M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck, according to the May 26 solicitation... The service plans to buy about 683 M917A3 armored dump trucks... The last time the Army purchased new dump trucks was in September 2000 when it awarded a $400 million contract to Freightliner LLC to build almost 3,400 M917A2s, as well as M915A3 line haul tractors and M916A3 light equipment transporters...
(Photo: U.S. Navy - The U.S. Army has launched a competition that will result in the purchase of more than 600 new, armored dump trucks) -- Arlington County, VIR, USA - DoD Buzz, by MATTHEW COX - JUNE 2, 2017