A Navistar production line in Springfield. Bill Lackey/Staff

Springfield, Mason firms win big defense contracts

Navistar’s defense division has picked up an $11.4 million contract to produce trucks and parts for Iraq.

Navistar Defense, based in Melrose Park, Ill., was awarded an $11,442,992 firm-fixed-price “foreign military sales” contract for 6x6 and 4x4 general transport trucks, recovery vehicles and spare parts for Iraq, the Department of Defense said this week.

Work will be performed in Springfield and Ooltewah, Tenn., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2021, the department said.

Bids were solicited via the internet with five received, the DoD said.

The U.S. Army Contracting Command, based in Detroit, was the contracting activity, the department said.

Also this week, L3 Technologies, which has a significant presence in Mason, won a modification to a previously awarded U.S. Navy contract for the production of ammunition.

Mustang Technology Group LP, doing business as L3 Mustang Technology, was awarded a $14,849,324 modification to a previously awarded contract for 808 rounds of 57mm MK 332 high explosive-4 bolt guided cartridge ammunition.

Twenty-two percent of the work will be performed in the Cincinnati area, with the balance being performed in Plano, Texas by March 2021, the department said.

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