Rheinmetall, Navistar to jointly bid for Canada’s logistics vehicle project


Canada Army Logistics Vehicle Modernisation Project: Rheinmetall Canada and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles have joined hands with Navistar Defence Canada to jointly bid for Canada’s Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) project, an initiative that will revitalize the Canadian Army’s light and heavy logistics vehicle capabilities.

Drawing on more than 200 years of combined expertise in developing technical solutions in the realm of defence and vehicle programmes in Canada, Team 45⁰N brings together two premier military vehicle manufacturers and a world-class integrator to offer the Canadian Army battle-tested trucks that are purpose-built for military use, said the German defence giant.

Rheinmetall, Navistar Team 45⁰N

Rheinmetall said Team 45⁰N offers a low-risk, high-quality solution for Canada’s LVM project.

“For decades, Rheinmetall Canada has been a trusted partner of the Canadian Armed Forces in several programmes. The company is an internationally acknowledged system integrator in the defence and security industry and a dependable provider of in-service support to large Canadian vehicle projects,” Rheinmetall said in a statement sent to Defence Star.

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The group is offering a complete range of services, including project management, systems engineering and integration, through-life support, repair and maintenance, as well as spares management.

Navistar Defence Canada rounds out Team 45⁰N, offering significant experience in working with the Canadian government. Navistar Defence Canada delivered 1 300 militarized commercial-off-the-shelf (MilCOTS) vehicles to the Canadian Department of National Defence for the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) project to support domestic and expeditionary missions. It continues to provide logistic support through its vast parts and service network across Canada.

The company also supplied the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with armoured personnel carriers to provide increased protection and rescue capabilities for RCMP officers and members of the public in high-risk situations.

Rheinmetall Canada Army Vehicle.

Rheinmetall HX Truck.

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Rheinmetall, Navistar Canada Army Logistics Vehicle

Team 45⁰N will offer a comprehensive LVM solution that fulfills the Canadian Army’s logistics mission profile, specifically designed to meet military requirements – durability, protection, payload capacity, mobility, and all-terrain capability, said the company.

RMMV’s HX series of tactical trucks already has a successful track record globally and has a well-established group of user nations, including Canada’s close allies (Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom) as well as other NATO nations (Germany, Norway, Denmark) and western countries (Austria, Sweden).

Rheinmetall said these military vehicles excelled in all climates, are off road capable, and – most importantly – offer an unparalleled level of protection to soldiers.

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