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MaxxPro
MaxxPro MEAP Protected
MaxxPro Plus / MaxxPro Plus Ambulance
MaxxPro Dash
MaxxPro XL

The MaxxPro series of Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles incorporated a v-shaped hull design coupled with other survivability factors, being designed with crew protection in mind. The MaxxPro was intended to withstand ballistic arms fire; mine blasts; IEDs; and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical environments. The MaxxPro series featured a variety of armoring levels to fit various mission requirements. Different size variants further allowed the vehicle to be tailored to the mission.

The MaxxPro 4x4 series of vehicles, originally designed to fit the Category I requirements of the MRAP program, included the MaxxPro, MaxxPro Plus, MaxxPro Plus Ambulance, MaxxPro MEAP Protected, and MaxxPro Dash. Unlike all the other Category II MRAPs and contenders for those requirements, the MaxxPro XL was still in a 4x4 configuration, though the vehicle had been lengthed and otherwise modified to fit the requirements. The XL was clearly distinguishable from all the other variants by having 3 rear side windows instead of 2.

Like other MRAP types, the MRAP II requirements prompted the development of protection against Explosively Formed Penetrators (EFP), leading to the MaxxPro Plus variant, and a subvariant configured as an armored ambulance. The immediacy of the requirements for enchanced protection led to the development of an MRAP Expedient Armor Program (MEAP). Another subvariant of the MaxxPro was developed to accept these kits, simply referred to as MaxxPro MEAP Protected. A lightweight variant, designed to maintain a certain degree of protection, but also increase mobility, was also developed, called the MaxxPro Dash.

The MaxxPro line was initially sold under the International Military and Government brand name, a division of the Navistar International Corporation. In 2008, International Military and Government, LLC was renamed to Navistar Defense, which continued to offer the MaxxPro product line among others.

In August 2008, the Department of Defense announced that Navistar Defense LLC, of Warrenville, Illinois, had been awarded an $84,832,901 firm-fixed-priced modification by the Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico to a delivery order under a previously awarded contract for sustainment items needed to support Category I MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) vehicles. The order would also be used to support several engineering change proposals to increase the vehicles' capabilities and FSR support. Work would be performed in West Point, Mississippi. Work was expected to be completed in April 2009.

In September 2008, the Department of Defense announced that Navistar Defense LLC, of Warrenville, Illinois, had been awarded a $752,042,549 firm-fixed-priced delivery order by the Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico under a previously awarded contract for the procurement of Category I MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) low rate initial production vehicles with engineering change proposal upgrades for enhanced maneuverability and associated non-recurring engineering costs. The order would also be used to support the procurement of additional Category I MaxxPro vehicles to provide protection of US military personnel supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Work would be performed in West Point, Mississippi. Work was expected to be completed in February 2009.

In November 2008, the Department of Defense announced that Navistar Defense LLC, of Warrenville, Illinois, had been awarded $24,843,500 by the Marine Corps Systems Command for 2 firm-fixed-priced delivery order modifications under a previously awarded contract for the procurement of gunner restraints and for funding costs associated with accelerated Mine Resistant and Ambush Protected (MRAP) Category I MaxxPro production. Work would be performed in West Point, Mississippi. Work was expected to be completed by the end of June 2009.

In December 2008, the Department of Defense announced that Navistar Defense LLC, of Warrenville, Illinois, had been awarded a $362,283,452 firm fixed priced delivery order by the Marine Corps Systems Command under a previously awarded indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for the procurement of Category I Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) vehicles with Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) upgrades for enhanced maneuverability with greater armor protection. This delivery order would procure 400 Category I MRAP MaxxPro Dash vehicles to provide protection for US Military personnel then deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Work would be performed in West Point, Mississippi. Work was expected to be completed by the end of May 2009.

In July 2009, the Department of Defense announced that Navistar Defense of Warrenville, Illinois had been awarded $71,081,162 by the Marine Corps Systems Command for a firm-fixed-priced delivery order modification under a previously awarded contract for the procurement of battle damage assessment and repair (BDAR) kits for both the MaxxPro Base and MaxxPro Plus vehicle variants. Work would be performed at the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, Texas, and deliveries were expected to be completed by 1 August 2009.

Also in July 2009, there were 2 additional contract modification annoucements made by the DoD regarding Navistar Defense and the MaxxPro series. The first was awarded $21,025,465 by the Marine Corps Systems Command for a firm fixed priced delivery order modification under a previously awarded contract for the procurement of additional initial sustainment items in support of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) MaxxPro Dash vehicles. Work would be performed at the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, Texas, and deliveries were expected to be completed by 30 November 2009. Later in July 2009, the DoD announced that Navistar Defense had been awarded a further $9,902,450 by the Marine Corps Systems Command for another firm-fixed-priced modification to a delivery order under a previously awarded contract for the procurement of additional initial sustainment items in support of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) MaxxPro Dash vehicles. Work would be performed in West Point, Mississippi. Work was expected to be completed by the end of December 2009.

In response to the need for independent suspension capability in Afghanistan, new International® MaxxPro® Dash vehicles with DXM independent suspension began rolling off the manufacturing line in spring 2010. As of 29 April 2010, the Government accepted 135 of these trucks, exceeding the planned production goal of 38. In addition, DXM independent suspension kits would be shipped to Kuwait in summer 2010 to retrofit the original 1,222 Dash units fielded for Afghanistan. The design of the DXM suspension system also allowed for quick integration onto MaxxPro Dash vehicles without the need for cutting or welding, accelerating delivery of this needed capability.




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