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Navistar receives U.S. Marines order

July 20, 2011 at 9:15 AM

WARRENVILLE, Ill., July 20 (UPI) -- Navistar Defense LLC has received an order for 140 International MaxxPro Recovery vehicles with rocket-propelled grenade nets from the U.S. Marine Corps.

The order from the Marine Corps Systems command, worth $142 million, includes parts and support for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

Navistar received its first MaxxPro Recovery vehicle order last November.

"Many mission types require MRAP survivability protection and that includes warfighters running vehicle recovery and support missions," Navistar Defense President Archie Massicotte said. "To meet urgent needs, we completed delivery of the last MaxxPro Recovery vehicle order two months ahead of schedule.

"We are proud that these vehicles are performing well and we will work swiftly again to deliver these additional trucks."

The MaxxPro Recovery vehicle is based on the same International WorkStar platform that lends its flexibility to the company's growing family of vehicles.

The company will produce the vehicles at its West Point, Miss., facility where assembly of recent MaxxPro Dash and Dash ambulance orders is conducted.

Recovery vehicles will be integrated into the running assembly line and will be delivered in October and November, the company said.

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