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CANSEC 2022: New Partners Added to Team 45° North for LVM Bid

Rheinmetall/Navistar Expand Canadian Involvement

Rheinmetall Canada, in concert with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) and Navistar Defence Canada, submitted its bid on 31 May for the Canadian Logistic Vehicles Modernisation (LVM) programme.

The companies welcomed additional partners to the Team 45° North consortium established for the bid, reaffirming the principals’ commitment to supporting Canadian industry and innovation. Drawing on a combined 200+ years’ worth of defence and vehicle programme solutions development, the team seeks to revitalise the Canadian Armed Forces’ light and heavy logistics vehicle capabilities. The newly-added partners are:

  • AGB Products – a metalworking company with 100+ years’ experience, which has built over 5,000 tanks, trailers and pumping apparatus since 2004, many for export markets;
  • Link Suspensions of Canada (formerly Raydan Manufacturing) – tailored solutions for the heavy vocational truck market, particularly for the 60,000-105,000lb suspension capacity sector;
  • DEW Engineering – design, engineering, prototyping, testing and serial manufacturing since
    1978, turning needs into field-proven products. It has played a role in most major Canadian Defence truck and module programs over the last four decades;
  • Weatherhaven – supplies a variety of agile and rugged infrastructure to military, commercial, peace keeping, and other scientific and government, including ISO container-based solutions, softwall shelters and integrated systems;
  • J&J Trailers – a leader in trailer manufacturing, service and parts, with several completed contracts for heavy and complex trailers for DND;
  • Cambli Group – over 60 years’ experience designing and building armoured trucks and mission support tactical vehicles;
  • Holmwood Highgate – Australia’s leading manufacturer of bulk liquid tankers, will open a Canadian branch to transfer knowhow to Canadian industry.

Team 45° North is offering a comprehensive solution for LVM, specifically designed to meet military requirements – durability, protection, payload capacity, mobility, and an all-terrain capability. The programme’s benefits will be felt across Canada, bringing modern technology to the nation’s industries and creating new, long-lasting, high-quality jobs.

Each member of Team 45⁰ North brings unique strengths to the collaboration, making our proposal the low-risk, high-quality solution for the LVM project […] Team 45⁰N is also reaffirming its commitment to working with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to further strengthen Canadian economic development,” commented Stéphane Oehrli, President & CEO of Rheinmetall Canada.

A light platform proposed for the LVM programme. (Rheinmetall)

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