Hendrickson, a Boler company, and AxleTech International, a General Dynamics company, announced today they have received a production award from Navistar Defense, LLC for independent suspension systems on 1,050 new International MaxxPro Dash vehicles. Production, expected to begin immediately, will be based at AxleTech’s flagship operation in Oshkosh, WI.
Hendrickson said the Independent Suspension Axle System (ISAS) to be supplied by the partnered firms “enhances the MaxxPro vehicle's mobility and maneuverability to enable improved performance in the rough terrain of Afghanistan.”
“The Hendrickson and AxleTech team have come together to provide a complete independent suspension system solution that is suitable for new production or field retrofit,” said Doug Sanford, vp & gm of Hendrickson’s Truck Systems Group.“Hendrickson’s chassis integration experience, vehicle dynamics expertise, and history of heavy-duty suspension design coupled with AxleTech’s unparalleled planetary drivetrain technology offer the MaxxPro Dash unsurpassed off-road mobility, reliability and vehicle performance.”
“With thousands of fielded vehicles successfully using AxleTech’s proprietary ISAS, we are the world’s largest independent supplier of such high-performance systems,” noted Mary Petrovich, gm of AxleTech International “This award reaffirms our position as a leader in mission-critical military drivetrain solutions.
“AxleTech is proud to be a vital supporter of U.S. soldiers around the world,” Petrovich added. “We are pleased to be associated with a world-class company like Hendrickson on this highly sought award.”