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14 octobre 2015 3 14 /10 /octobre /2015 11:20
MaxxPro MRAP photo Navistar Defence

MaxxPro MRAP photo Navistar Defence


13.10.2015 Navistar - army-guide.com


Navistar Defense, LLC is displaying, for the first time, its latest MaxxPro® MRAP. A Reset vehicle coming straight from the Reset line in West Point, Miss., this vehicle has an enhanced level of blast protection and features the Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The company also has on display the General Troop Transport (GTT) variant of its 7000 MV Medium Tactical Vehicle line which is similar to what will be delivered to Afghanistan under a recent $369 million order.


“The MaxxPro on display incorporates two very significant steps forward in improving safety and mission performance for our country’s warfighters,” said Kevin Thomas, president, Navistar Defense. “First, it is a Reset vehicle which brings a MaxxPro that previously deployed in support of combat operations and has now returned for an extensive refurbishment effort to restore it to like new condition while also being upgraded to the latest configuration. The second is that we have added electronic stability control which further improves safety and performance. As a result of this Reset effort, all MaxxPro vehicles in the U.S. Army inventory will be at the same level of configuration.”


These newly Reset and upgraded MaxxPro vehicles are re-entering service in Afghanistan. A total of 785 MaxxPro vehicles, in two variants, are being Reset under a $75 million contract.


“Our Medium Tactical Vehicle on display is an example of state-of-the-art technology for taking our commercial Series 7000 WorkStar® truck platform and making it tactically viable and flexible,” according to Thomas. "The baseline MTV platform has been configured in 17 different variants ranging from the GTT to water and fuel tankers and recovery vehicles. This provides tremendous flexibility, commonality and supportability for the Afghan and Iraqi forces operating them.”


In late August 2015, the U.S. Army Contracting Command awarded Navistar Defense a $369 million contract to provide 2,293 Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTVs) to build upon the already existing Afghanistan National Security Force's (ANSF) MTV Fleet. Production will commence immediately, with deliveries starting in January 2016 and concluding in 2019.


A total of 17,000 MTVs are in service in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

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12 avril 2014 6 12 /04 /avril /2014 11:50
MRAP - Foto MORH  T. Brandt

MRAP - Foto MORH T. Brandt


April 11, 2014 By Richard Tomkins  (UPI)


ZAGREB, Croatia-- More than two dozen U.S.-made armored vehicles are now operational with the Croatian military following their donation by the U.S. government.


The 30 vehicles are MaxxPro mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles by Navistar Defense.


The Croatian Ministry of Defense said the MRAPs are part of a larger donation of 212 armored vehicles and will be used for patrolling, convoy security, reconnaissance, medical evacuation and personnel transport.


"The MRAP vehicles will provide the ballistic and counter-mine protection to the members of the Croatian armed forces, enhancing operational safety and security of task performance and upgrading the existing capabilities, and thus enable the Croatian armed forces respond to new challenges and threats of the unforeseeable future," said Gen. Drago Lovrić, Chief of the General Staff of the Croatian armed forces.


"It (the donation) is another confirmation of the United States of America being the foremost strategic defense partner of the Republic of Croatia."


The MRAPs were officially taken over by the Croatian military on April 7, the Ministry of Defense said.

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3 avril 2014 4 03 /04 /avril /2014 07:35
Source: Pakistan Already Has US-Made MRAPs, New Deal in Works

Mine resistant ambush protected vehicles are loaded onto the USNS Pililaau in 2007 at the seaport of Charleston, S.C. (US Army)


Apr. 2, 2014 - By PAUL McLEARY  - Defense News


WASHINGTON — While controversy swirls over reports that Pakistan may receive some of the excess Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles that the United States has sitting in Afghanistan, American and Pakistani officials are on the verge of completing a deal to send new and excess MRAPs to Islamabad, Defense News has learned.

The 160 vehicles, all of which would be the MaxxPro MRAP variant made by US manufacturer Navistar, would be a mix of new builds and some from US Army prepositioned stocks in Kuwait, according to a person familiar with the negotiations who is not authorized to speak for attribution.

While no formal notification of the deal has yet been sent to Congress since the last stages of the vetting process are still being completed, the official expected a notification to head to Capitol Hill by the end of this month.

The spat over the potential MRAP sale began in March when the Washington Post reported that the United States was considering giving Pakistan some MRAPs that the US didn’t want to pay to ship home once the mission in Afghanistan draws to a close. The report came at the same time as Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, commander of the coalition and US Forces in Afghanistan, said there are more than 1,200 excess MRAPs in country.

For a while, US forces were literally shredding to bits the hulking MRAP infantry carriers that it doesn’t want to pay to bring home, but Dunford has since put a halt to that program while final decisions on the ultimate fate of the fleet are being made.

The holdup on the deal for the 160 MRAPs centers around a congressionally mandated human rights vetting process that all US foreign training and equipping programs must undergo.

Known as the “Leahey Amendment” after the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Patrick Leahey of Vermont, the law stipulates that US forces cannot train or equip foreign military or police units that have been accused of human rights abuses.

The 160 MRAPs would be split among the branches of the Pakistani armed forces. Although specific army and air force units have been identified and vetted, the Pakistani Navy has yet to submit all of the required information, according to the official.

While it hasn’t been reported previously, the Pakistani armed forces have already been supplied with 22 MRAPs — 20 MaxxPro’s along with two “haulers” to move them if damaged — under a now-canceled State Department program known as the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capability Fund. The vehicles were drawn out of the US Army’s existing stock in Kuwait.

The fund was axed in the US government’s fiscal 2014 budget.

The State Department and the US Embassy in Islamabad have been tying themselves in rhetorical knots over the past week trying to explain the situation over the potential MRAP transfer, all without giving specifics or mentioning the MRAPs already sent to Pakistan or the deal currently in the works.

On March 31, the Islamabad embassy issued a statement confirming that Pakistan has requested “a variety of Excess Defense Articles (EDA). The U.S. is currently reviewing Pakistan’s request.” In what appears to be a nod to the pending deal, the embassy added that “if approved, this EDA is likely to be sourced from U.S. stock outside Afghanistan.”

The State Department weighs EDA requests on a “case-by-case basis taking into consideration a range of factors including the need of potential recipients, regional security dynamics, how the recipient nations intend to use the equipment and the ability of an EDA recipient to sustain the equipment,” the embassy said. ■

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4 décembre 2013 3 04 /12 /décembre /2013 18:50
MaxxPro Plus with Frag Kit 6

MaxxPro Plus with Frag Kit 6



BUDAPEST, Hungary, Dec. 4 (UPI)


The United States has lent a dozen MaxxPro Plus Mine Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicles to Hungary for military training.


The MRAPS, manufactured by Navistar International, were used by the U.S. European Command and were delivered to the Hungarian armed forces by a U.S. Embassy official in Budapest late last month.


"Due to the significant deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan in 2010 the most modern assets capable to provide service members with the highest level of survivability had been requested from the U.S. government," Defense Minister Csaba Hende said at a handover ceremony. "In the areas of operations, Hungarian military personnel have been using similar vehicles for years and such assets have greatly contributed to the minimization of losses."


About 200 Hungarian troops are currently deployed to Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. The MRAPs, which are used in Afghanistan, are needed for training of Hungarian personnel in their use.


The vehicles will be used at Hungary's Bakony Combat Training Center and the Szentendre NCO Academy.

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