Rheinmetall Canada Inc. and BAE Systems teamed to offer BAE’s BvS10 all-terrain vehicle for the Canadian Marginal Terrain Vehicle program.
Rheinmetall has a BcS10 vehicle on its outdoor stand at the CANSEC defense exhibition in Ottawa this week.
The two companies signed a teaming agreement in late 2013 as part of a future bid for the Marginal Terrain Vehicles (MTV) program in Canada.
Rheinmetall Canada will supply and integrate Canada-specific sub-systems, including the remote weapons station, as well as carry 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,” said Tommy Gustafsson-Rask, managing director at BAE.
Alain Tremblay, vice president for business development at Rheinmetall Canada, said: “The BvS10 is the original and best armored all-terrain vehicle. We believe it will provide Canadian forces the powerful and flexible capability they require.”
Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and France all operate the BvS10 and more than 10,000 of the earlier, smaller BV206 family of vehicles have been sold around the world.
Soucy Track, part of the privately held Soucy Group, 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’s all-terrain vehicles are seeing increased use in humanitarian aid and disaster relief around the globe.
BAE’s factory in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden is currently building new BvS10s for Sweden and carrying out a major refurbishment of the British Royal Marines’ BvS10 Viking fleet.