Navistar wins follow-on contract for Iraqi tactical vehicles

By Ethan Sterenfeld / February 4, 2022 at 11:31 AM

Navistar Defense will sell medium tactical vehicles and spare parts to Iraq under an $87 million contract, according to a Jan. 26 Pentagon contract announcement and an Army spokeswoman.

The company will build 4x4 cargo trucks, 6x6 general transport trucks and 30-ton wrecker and vehicle recovery trucks, a spokeswoman for Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command wrote in a Feb. 3 email.

No orders have been placed yet under the contract, and no orders are “in the pipeline,” the spokeswoman wrote.

This contract, a follow-on from previous production, will last through Jan. 29, 2027, according to the Pentagon announcement.

Iraq last ordered Navistar’s medium tactical vehicles in March 2020, according to a Pentagon contract announcement at the time.

Navistar supplied mine-resistant vehicles to the Army during the counter-insurgency campaigns of the last two decades, and the company also sold medium tactical vehicles to the U.S.-supported Afghan government.