Navistar Defense delivers first Afghan armoured cabs
Navistar Defense has delivered the first batch of armoured cab units designated for service with the Afghan National Security Forces. The company is delivering the armoured cabs as part of a $23 million urgent delivery order received from the US Army in February.
Under the February contract Navistar Defense is retrofitting 205 armoured cabs onto Navistar Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTVs), which are based on the international WorkStar platform. The work involves replacing the current commercial cab with the specially designed armoured cab — providing savings by reusing the original components of the MTV.
The armoured solution will protect the Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan National Police (ANP) from ballistic and blast threats in the theatre of operations. The order also includes enhancing addi- tional vehicle elements for improved survivability to provide Afghan National Security Forces with the capability to conduct route clearance missions with mine roller applications.
Bob Walsh, Vice President and General Manager, Navistar Defense, said: “Today we are celebrating the rapid manufacturing and delivery of armoured cabs that will assist in the transition of our security mission and facilitate the withdrawal of US forces while protecting the Afghan National Security Forces.”