Navistar Defense to provide technical support for MaxxPro MRAP vehicles of US Army

According to a contract released by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) on October 16, 2020, American Company Navistar Defense, Melrose Park, Illinois, was awarded a $44,817,631 modification (P00013) to contract for technical support services for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected MaxxPro family of vehicles of the U.S. army.
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U.S. Soldiers from the 501st Military Police Company begin a driving road test with MaxxPro MRAP vehicle. (Picture source U.S. DoD)

Navistar International Corporation is an American holding company created in 1986 as the successor to International Harvester. Navistar operates as the owner of an International brand of trucks and diesel engines. The company also produces military vehicles through its Navistar Defense subsidiary including the whole family of MaxxPro, MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush protected) combat vehicles in services with the United States and 24 foreign countries all over the world including NATO members. 

The MaxxPro MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle is a family of wheeled armored vehicles designed by American company Navistar International's subsidiary Navistar Defense along with the Israeli Plasan Sasa, who designed and manufactures the vehicle's armor. The vehicle was designed to take part in the US Military's Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program, led by the US Marine Corps, as well as a similar US Army-led Medium Mine Protected Vehicle program. 

The standard MaxxPro MRAP vehicle designated M1124 in the U.S. Army utilizes a crew capsule with a V-shaped hull, mounted on an International 7000 chassis. The V-hull deflects the blast of a land mine or improvised explosive device (IED) away from the vehicle to protect its occupants. 

The MaxxPro 4x4 MRAP is fitted with a one-man turret, equipped with a 7,62 mm or 12,7 mm machine gun. The turret is mounted to the right side, top of the hull.The vehicle has a crew of two including a driver and commander and can accommodate up to 6 infantrymen.  

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