28/05/2014: BAE Systems and Rheinmetall team to offer go-anywhere vehicles to Canada
Rheinmetall Canada Inc. will display the BAE Systems BvS10 all-terrain vehicle on its outdoor stand (#2102) at the CANSEC defense exhibition in Ottawa on May 28-29.
The move follows a teaming agreement signed by the two companies in late 2013 as part of a future bid for the Marginal Terrain Vehicles (MTV) program in Canada offering the BvS10.
Rheinmetall Canada has long experience in Canada with managing government furnished equipment and system integrations. Rheinmetall will supply and integrate Canada-specific sub-systems including the remote weapons station as well as carrying out support.
“Rheinmetall Canada has the technical and delivery capabilities we have been looking for to deliver this program and we are looking forward to a strong co-operation,” says BAE Systems Hägglunds managing director Tommy Gustafsson-Rask.
“The BvS10 is the original and best armored all-terrain vehicle,” says Rheinmetall Canada’s vice president for business development Alain Tremblay. “We believe it will provide Canadian forces the powerful and flexible capability they require.”
BAE Systems Hägglunds offers 50 years’ experience of tracked all-terrain vehicles. Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and France all operate its BvS10 and more than 10,000 of the earlier, smaller BV206 family of vehicles have been sold around the world. Soucy, based in Drummondville, Quebec. makes rubber tracks for the BV vehicles and, increasingly, for its larger CV90 stablemate.
Designed for use in arctic and other challenging conditions, BAE Systems Hägglunds’ all-terrain vehicles are seeing increased use in humanitarian aid and disaster relief around the globe.
BAE Systems Hägglunds’ Örnsköldsvik factory is currently building new BvS10s for Sweden and carrying out a major refurbishment of the British Royal Marines’ BvS10 Viking fleet.
For more information, please contact:
Mike Sweeney, BAE Systems
Phone: +44 780 171 6452
Oliver Hoffmann, Rheinmetall AG
Phone: +49 211 473-4748