Military and Government LLC, of Warrenville, Illinois received
a fourth production order for 755 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected
(MRAP) Category I vehicles. The current $414 million contract
brings the total orders awarded to IMG to over $1.045 billion,
placing it the first place among all MRAP suppliers. The Pentagon
expects to receive all vehicles produced by IMG, including 1,971
Category I and 16 heavier (Category II), before February 2008.
As the largest commercial truck and mid-range diesel engine
manufacturer in North America has the capacity and experience
to produce vehicles at a high rate. assures Daniel C. Ustian,
chairman, president and CEO of Navistar International Corporation.
He said the company is working with the U.S. military and its
supply base to increase our production capacity at our facilities
to meet the aggressive demand and expedite MRAPs to the troops
as quickly as possible.
"we produced over 161,000 commercial vehicles last year,
we know how to mass produce quality vehicles, we manufacture
our own diesel engines, we’ve forged strong relationships
with a number of key suppliers, and we provide comprehensive
global parts and service support for these trucks." said
Archie Massicotte, President of International Military and Government,
LLC. (IMG), the division producing the new MRAPs.
International utilizes a modular
armor concept, developed in conjunction with Israel's Plasan
Sasa, to armor its MaxxPro vehicles. Plasan Sasa is rapidly
expanding its capacity and focusing dedicated resources on meeting
the increasing MRAP demand for MaxxPro vehicles.