Oshkosh and GD Partner for Canadian Vehicle Programmes

22 March 2010 (Last Updated March 22nd, 2010 18:30)

Oshkosh Defense and General Dynamics Land Systems Canada have agreed to collaborate on two wheeled-vehicle programmes for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND). Under the agreement, the companies will work together on the tactical armoured patrol vehicle (TAPV) programme and t

Oshkosh Defense and General Dynamics Land Systems Canada have agreed to collaborate on two wheeled-vehicle programmes for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND).

Under the agreement, the companies will work together on the tactical armoured patrol vehicle (TAPV) programme and the standard military pattern (SMP) portion of the medium support vehicle system (MSVS) programme of the DND.

The TAPV programme is designed to replace the armoured patrol vehicle (APV) and the Coyote reconnaissance vehicle, while the MSVS programme will replace the medium logistics truck fleet.

As the prime contractor, Oshkosh Defense will provide for the current vehicle fleets in its responses for the TAPV and MSVS programmes.

General Dynamics Land Systems Canada will provide systems integration and testing support for the vehicle as well as extensive logistics, training, technical manuals, and spare parts management to Canadian requirements.

The two vehicle programmes enable the Canadian Forces to operate protected and high-performance vehicle fleets.

Currently, Oshkosh is providing over 120 TAK-4 independent suspension systems for the General Dynamics Land Systems Canada RG-31 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle to deliver enhanced off-road mobility and ride quality.