Though the U.S. Army has been facing budget cuts for various maintenance projects, it has found the money to have Navistar Defense fix the Army's mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs).
The $9 million the Army is paying Navistar Defense for MRAP maintenance is an add-on to the multiyear maintenance contract the two organizations formed in January.
News of the new contract is emerging just as the Army is about to remove 13,000 MRAPs from its fleet. Of the vehicles that will remain in use, the majority—8,199—are reported to be versions of the Navistar Maxxpro.
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