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  • MRAP Slowdown Hits Home
    Posted by Paul McLeary 3:00 PM on Oct 02, 2008

    It looks like that big $752 million order for smaller MRAPs that Navistar recently inked couldn't stop some grim realities from hitting home:

    A plant that builds mine resistant ambush protected vehicles for the military has laid off 252 workers. 

    Officials with Warrenville-based Navistar say the layoffs came after the military announced fewer MRAP vehicles would be ordered. Navistar is the parent company of International Military and Government LLC in West Point, Mississippi.

    Navistar spokesman Roy Wiley says the Mississippi plant is still under contract to build a smaller MRAP model for the Marines. 

    Could this be shades of things to come now that the Pentagon is cutting back—or stopping—it’s future MRAP procurement?

    Tags: MRAP, Navistar

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