Navistar Defense unveils his new Light Tactical Vehicle International Saratoga at AUSA 2011

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AUSA 2011
United States Army Annual Meeting & Exposition
Washington D.C., United States

10 - 12 October 2011
 
Navistar at AUSA 2011
 
 
Saturday, October 8, 2011, 06:14 PM
 
Navistar Defense unveils his new Light Tactical Vehicle 'Saratoga' at AUSA 2011.
Navistar Defense, LLC will unveil its International® Saratoga™ light tactical vehicle at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Symposium, which will ber held from the 10 to 12 October 2011 in Washington D.C., United States.
     
Navistar Defense, LLC will unveil its International® Saratoga™ light tactical vehicle at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Symposium, which will ber held from the 10 to 12 October 2011 in Washington D.C., United States.
The new Navistar Defence Light Tactical Vehicle International® Saratoga™
     

The company designed the vehicle for superior survivability, mobility and transportability to target the gap between the current High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Modernized Expanded Capacity Vehicle (MECV) and Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) programs. The vehicle is ready for production to meet today’s mission needs.

“Defense budgets are shifting and the circumstances demand that industry anticipate what our warfighters need rather than wait for a written requirement,” said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. “Finding a gap in the market is what we do in the commercial world and we are at it again for the sake of our warfighters. The government needs options and the Saratoga is an affordable solution – available now.”

The Saratoga light tactical vehicle has a high degree of commonality with fielded vehicles and incorporates Navistar’s automotive and manufacturing expertise. The company has also designed and tested its own proprietary geometry survivability solution for the vehicle. Considering material mix, vehicle structure and hull shape, the Saratoga offers a more survivable solution for the light tactical vehicle class while also meeting 76” transportability height. The vehicle meets the most demanding performance needs and has undergone more than 25,000 miles of automotive testing.

The Saratoga incorporates the MaxxForce® D6.0L V8 engine, automatic engaging limited slip differentials, Allison 2100 SP 6-SP Automatic Transmission and air independent suspension for added control. “We believe the Saratoga is a turning point for tactical wheeled vehicles just as the Battle of Saratoga is considered the turning point of the American Revolutionary War,” said Massicotte. “The warfighter needs it today and we are ready.”

 

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