|Oshkosh and GDLS Collaborate on TAPV and MSVS||Jun. 06, 2010|
|Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation and General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada have teamed up for the Canadian Department of National Defence’s Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program, which will replace the Armoured Patrol Vehicle (APV) and the Coyote reconnaissance vehicle. The companies also are teamed up for the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) program, which will replace the Medium Logistics Vehicles, Wheeled (MLVW) fleet. The new programs will enhance the capabilities of the Canadian Forces with protected, high-performance vehicle fleets.
“The M-ATV and MTVR are proven, high-performance platforms that deliver world-class capabilities for operations in challenging environments,” said Ron Ziebell, Oshkosh Defense vice president and general manager, International Programs. “The M-ATV offers exceptional survivability and mobility for missions in extreme conditions. The MTVR is an easily transportable heavy-duty vehicle that can carry large payloads both on- and off-road.”
Oshkosh will serve as the prime contractor for both programs and will leverage existing vehicle platforms and technologies for proposal submissions. General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada will provide systems integration and testing support for the vehicles, as well as the complete spectrum of in-country sustainment support. Oshkosh uses the services of Valley Associates to provide Canadian-based
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