Navistar Defense has received a contract to supply additional medium tactical vehicles (MTVs) to the Afghanistan National Security Force (ANSF).
Awarded by the US Army Contracting Command, the $369m contract covers the supply of 2,293 MTVs to supplement the ANSF’s existing MTV fleet.
The vehicle types to be supplied include general troop transport vehicles, water and fuel tankers, ammunition trucks, and wreckers, as well as a number of trucks with armoured cabs.
Navistar Defense president Kevin Thomas said: "We are honoured to continue supporting the efforts of the Afghanistan National Security Force’s missions to provide security and rebuilding in their country.
"We have been supporting ANSF since 2005 and have provided more than 9,000 medium-duty vehicles to the Afghan forces during that time."
The MTV is a high-mobility vehicle currently used in Afghanistan for general troop transport, water tankers, fuel trucks and recovery, as well as petroleum, oil and lubricant (POL) vehicles and cargo trucks.
Based on the company’s International WorkStar / 7000-MV severe service vocational truck platform, the fleet is designed to protect the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police from ballistic and blast threats in the theatre of operations.
In addition to ANSF, Navistar MTVs are also operated by the armed forces of Iraq, Canada, Israel, Jordan and Taiwan.
Production of the MTVs will commence immediately at the company’s assembly plants located in Springfield, Ohio and West Point, Mississippi, US, while deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2016 and be completed in 2019.
Image: The Medium Tactical Vehicle is based on Navistar’s International WorkStar / 7000-MV severe service vocational truck platform. Photo: courtesy of Navistar International Corporation.