Navistar Defense will deliver 822 International MaxxPro Dash mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles one month ahead of schedule to aid urgent needs in Afghanistan.

Originally scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2009, the company has leveraged its supply base to speed up the delivery process by the end of January.

Navistar has already delivered 70 units two weeks in advance of its current delivery schedule.

President of Navistar Defense, Archie Massicotte, said that the company was driven to provide soldiers with the equipment they need as soon as possible.

“The Navistar team is going after an aggressive delivery commitment and we will be successful due to our partnering with the supply base,” said Massicotte.

The MaxxPro MRAP variant was designed especially for the rugged terrain in Afghanistan and has enhanced mobility as well as additional armouring and spare parts that are usable across the whole MaxxPro.

By Daniel Garrun.