Navistar Defense recently said that it received a contract extension and a delivery order to support Afghanistan Security Forces with a $28 million order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. The extension calls for 194 general troop transport vehicles and runs through December 2011 with a ceiling of $83 million to allow for additional vehicle orders and support packages.

Under the delivery order, Navistar will provide general troop transport vehicles based on the Internationalr 7000-MV, or WorkStarr, platform as well as parts. Other variants currently serving in Afghanistan include wreckers, water tankers and fuel trucks. Production will occur at the company’s Garland, Texas, and West Point, Miss., assembly facilities.

“Supporting the Afghanistan Security Forces has been one of our initiatives since 2005 and it is essential for our nation’s success,” said Archie Massicotte, president, Navistar Defense. “Today we have nearly 12,000 Navistar vehicles serving in security and rebuilding missions with Afghan forces. All of those vehicles leverage our current commercial platforms and we’ll continue to support those units throughout their 15-20 year lifecycles.”