ALLENTOWN, PA (May 28, 2019) – Mack Defense announced JWF Defense Systems (JWFDS) will provide the armored cab system for the M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT) contract the U.S. Army recently awarded to Mack Defense. JWFDS will be responsible for fabricating and painting the complete armored cab system, which will then be installed by Mack Defense. Read more details below.
ALLENTOWN, PA (Feb. 18, 2019) – Mack Defense recently started production
of five Mack Granite -based M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks (HDT) as part of the Production Vehicle Testing (PVT) phase of its $296 million contract with the U.S. Army for armored and armor-capable HDTs. Once completed, the trucks will enter 40 weeks of rigorous durability testing at the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Test Center this summer.
“Our production team and suppliers are excited to begin building these next
generation HDTs for the U.S. Army,” said David Hartzell, president of Mack Defense. “We’re confident the M917A3 will provide the Army the legendary durability and toughness Mack customers have come to depend on.”
TROY, Mich. (Feb. 14, 2019) ̶ Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced it has been selected to equip Mack Defense’s new heavy-duty dump trucks for the United States Army with a comprehensive drivetrain solution from Meritor including its MX810 front drive steer axle, transfer case, ProTec™ Series 50 tridem drive beam axles and Permalube™ RPL Series drivelines. The Mack Granite® armored and armor-capable dump trucks are scheduled to be delivered to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through 2025.
“With this solution, Mack and Meritor have taken steps to ensure that our soldiers can execute their missions with confidence,” said David Damian, director, Defense for Meritor. “Our axles and related components are widely applicable to multiple military applications.”
WOODRIDGE, IL & ALLENTOWN, PA – Hendrickson, and Mack Defense, LLC, announced they have received a contract award from the U.S. Army for PRIMAAX® EX suspension systems on all new Mack Granite®armored and armor-capable dump trucks. Bids were submitted beginning in June 2017 and production will continue through May 18, 2025.
The PRIMAAX® EX suspension system provides a rugged, weight efficient design that delivers advanced suspension technology for the rigorous demands of the military applications. The system features a robust structural design with optimized suspension geometry for exceptional stability, handling and equipment protection. Paired with the Mack Defense armored and armor-capable dump trucks, the vehicles will fully support the U.S. Army’s requirement for dependability and reduced cost of ownership. The vehicles will support mobility, counter mobility, survivability and sustainment operations for the Joint Forces as they work in areas of the world with austere infrastructures and little or no host nation support.
ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 6 (UPI) – Mack Defense has partnered with JWF Defense Systems for the assembly of Mack’s 6×6 Lakota armored vehicle system, which will come in five variants.
Under the agreement, JWF Defense Systems will also manufacture armored hulls for the vehicles.
“We look forward to working with JWF Defense Systems on the assembly of these vehicle solutions along with production of their armored hulls,” said Ryan Werling, president of Mack Defense, a member of the Volvo Group. “JWF Defense has a long tradition of supporting the U.S. Department of Defense, and we are excited to have them as part of our team.
“In addition to the partnership for the Lakota system, we also believe there is an opportunity for JWF to participate in the assembly of other armored vehicle programs that we are pursuing around the globe.”