Big war deal

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Big Wheels -

THE war in Afghanistan means more busi­ness for Nav­is­tar. The Amer­i­can truck­maker has a deal to sup­ply an­other 175 mine-re­sis­tant trucks (above) to the US mil­i­tary. The con­tract, worth $125 mil­lion, raises its 2010 or­der of ar­moured pa­trol ve­hi­cles to more than 1500. The trucks are called Mine Re­sis­tant Am­bush Pro­tected trucks or MRAP and were ini­tially de­vel­oped to pro­tect troops in Iraq. Since 2007, Nav­is­tar has sold more than 8000 MRAPs for the US and al­lies.

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