ALLENTOWN, PA (July 13, 2020) – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has exercised the option to extend Mack Defense’s in-service and support contract for an additional five years from 2020-2025, covering more than 1,500 Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) vehicles.
ALLENTOWN, PA (May 23, 2019) – Mack Defense will showcase the ongoing delivery of its Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) trucks to Canada at the Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industries (CANSEC) trade show, May 29-30 at the EY Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. CANSEC brings together leading-edge technology, products and services for land-based, naval, aerospace and joint forces military units.
Canadian Army Today, a leading publication on Canadian military defense hardware, recently profiled the Standard Military Pattern trucks delivered by Mack Defense.
Mack Defense was recently profiled in Canadian Army Today, a leading Canadian military publication.
From Canadian Army Today – “Another fleet of new trucks is on the road to serve with the Canadian Army. The new Standard Military Pattern (SMP) truck is a four axle, 9.5 tonne capacity vehicle, intended mostly for use with the Regular Force.
“Expectations are very high within the Army and I am confident that this vehicle will live up to those expectations,” said Major John Bosso, the project director for the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS), of which the SMP is a part.
“This truck will enable significantly faster logistic support because we will be able to move more material more quickly by leveraging the much higher capacity of the truck, as well as enabling greater use of ISO containers to move material throughout the battlefield.”
An article published in Canadian Army Today recently profiled the new Canadian Medium Support Vehicle Systems (MSVS) expected to serve alongside regular forces of the Canadian military. The new vehicle is a four-axle 9.5 tonne capacity vehicle.
Mack Defense has been contracted by Canada to provide 1,500 8×8 military trucks and to provide five years of in-service support for the vehicles.
The two awards were issued by the Canadian Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defense and are worth a combined total of more than $560.4 million.
The contracts, awarded by the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defense, call for Mack to deliver more than 1,500 8×8 trucks, 300 trailers and 150 armor protection systems for the vehicles. Mack will provide an initial five years of in-service support for the truck fleet.
Deliveries will begin in summer 2017 with completion slated for fall 2018.