Navistar Defense LLC, already a key supplier to the Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan National Police (ANP), has received an order from the U.S. Army (Tank-automotive and Armaments Command [TACOM] Life Cycle Management Command [LCMC]) for 75 refrigerator vehicles designated for service with the Afghan National Security Forces.
The award, for $10.2 million, accounts for 75 vehicles as well as parts and support. The vehicles are based on the International WorkStar 7300 Series 4X4, and are consistent with the Navistar Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) fleet. They will be used to transport refrigerated goods such as meat and fresh vegetables.
“We are pleased to continue to provide and support International products for the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police,” says Bob Walsh, Vice President and General Manager, Navistar Defense. “Our refrigerated vehicles are an excellent continuation of our vehicle base in country, and will go a long way to provide for our warfighters in the heat and climate conditions of Afghanistan.”
Navistar Defense has supplied refrigerator vehicles since 2004. The vehicles will be delivered in the first part of 2014.