One of the Canadian Army’s land programs is the focus of a teaming agreement entered into by DEW Engineering & Development and BAE Systems. Together, the two companies will collaborate on Canada’s Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) program, which will provide the Canadian Army with a new fleet of medium-sized logistics trucks for both regular forces and reserve troops and create further jobs in Canada.
With extensive experience in the tactical wheeled vehicle and protective systems market, BAE Systems is well positioned to meet the requirements of the Canadian Army. The company has a track record of producing more than 70,000 medium tactical trucks and trailers in 17 variants for the U.S. Army and other allied nations, and over 5,000 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.
"DEW Engineering and Development is pleased to be teaming with BAE Systems for the Canadian Medium Support Vehicle System – Standard Military Pattern Vehicle Program (MSVS SMP). We believe that BAE Systems offers the most comprehensive understanding globally of the MSVS SMP vehicle from both a production and support perspective. DEW looks forward to supporting both BAE Systems and the Canadian Military on this program on a wide variety of fronts”, stated Craig Campbell, Vice President of Business Development at DEW.
DEW Engineering & Development is a preeminent firm in Canada for land vehicle refit and refurbishment, as well as add-on armor protection systems. DEW has completed several programs for the Canadian Army, including extensive repair and refit work to the Army's light armored vehicle fleet, and major upgrade modifications to the Army's Leopard tanks. Most recently, they entered into a multi-year life extension program for the Army's M113 family of vehicles, to improve the vehicles’ mobility, firepower and protection, ensuring that it will be one of the safest vehicles in its class. DEW Engineering & Development is also the prime contractor for the baseline shelter on the MSVS program.
“By aligning with DEW Engineering & Development, we have an opportunity to combine our proven, high-quality tactical vehicle and associated systems pedigree with DEW’s detailed knowledge of and extensive experience with Canadian vehicle and customization requirements,” said Chris Chambers, Vice President and General Manager with BAE Systems’ Tactical Wheeled Vehicle product line. “Our goal is to deliver the very best to the Canadian Forces—the very best in a tactical support system, in lifetime sustainment support and value,” added Chambers.
BAE Systems has worked alongside DEW Engineering & Development on the M113 life extension program since 1999 and recently signed another agreement to partner with DEW on the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program.