Navistar Defence, LLC today debuted its International® Husky
Tactical Support Vehicle (TSV) at the U.K. Ministry of Defence vehicle
show known as DVD.
In April, the Ministry of Defence awarded the company a contract to
provide 262 Husky vehicles. Organized by the Ministry’s Defence
Equipment and Support division, DVD offers attendees the chance to see
vehicles in action on the show’s off-road course.
Specially designed to meet U.K. urgent operational requirements in
Afghanistan, the lighter and more mobile Husky is built to navigate the
rough Afghan terrain, while offering added protection from ballistics
fire, mines and roadside bombs.
The Husky, which is the medium variant for the TSV program, will be
procured in three vehicle types: patrol, ambulance and command vehicle.
Integrated with U.K. specific systems by Dytecna, the vehicle
accommodates a four-person crew and is equipped with a MaxxForce®
D 6.0 L V8 engine, Allison five-speed automatic transmission, and also
incorporates Plasan Sasa’s armouring solution.
Last month, Navistar also delivered its first two Husky prototypes,
ahead of schedule, to undergo final requirements testing before full
production begins this summer.
“The Navistar team is going after an aggressive delivery commitment to
provide our U.K. forces with the equipment they need as soon as
possible,” said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defence. “Not
only will we deliver quickly to support those in theater, but Navistar
is prepared to rapidly incorporate design changes into our vehicles as
in-theater threats evolve.”
Navistar Defence is an affiliate of Navistar International Corporation
(NYSE: NAV), a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce
International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce®
brand diesel engines, IC brand school and commercial buses, the Monaco®,
Holiday Rambler®, Safari®, Beaver®,
McKenzieTM and R-Vision® brand RVs, and Workhorse®
brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label
designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van
and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine and
service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional
information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
Navistar International Corporation
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