LVM – Team 45°N

High-quality solution for Canada’s Logistics Vehicle Modernization project

Team 45⁰ North (45⁰N) offers a low-risk, high-quality solution for Canada’s Logistics Vehicle Modernization project (LVM). Part of initiative #40 of Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE), the project involves acquiring new fleets of light and heavy logistics vehicles, trailers, vehicle modules, armour protection kits, and initial in-service and long-term logistic support. The project will also fund associated permanent infrastructure upgrades and construction requirements.


Joining forces to support our Forces


Stronger together

In their bid for the LVM contract, Rheinmetall Canada, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles, and Navistar Defence Canada have joined forces as Team 45⁰ North (45⁰N). Each member brings unique strengths to the collaboration, making the team the solution of choice for the LVM project. Drawing on more than 200 years of combined expertise in developing technical solutions in the realm of defence and vehicle programs worldwide, Team 45⁰N combines two premier military vehicle manufacturers and a world-class integrator to offer the Canadian Army battle-tested trucks, purpose-built for military use.

Team 45⁰ North – About us


Rheinmetall Canada

Rheinmetall Canada Inc. is the Canadian arm of Germany’s Rheinmetall Group, Europe’s foremost supplier of defence and security technology and a longstanding partner of armed forces. With employees at locations in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Ottawa, and other offices throughout the world, Rheinmetall Canada has accumulated over 35 years of expertise in innovative solutions for vehicle systems and integration, air defence, and weapon, command and communications, soldier, and robotic systems. Rheinmetall Canada has also managed several major Canadian Army programs, such as the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) project with its partner Textron, in which 500 vehicles have been customized, integrated, and delivered; the repair and overhaul of 42 Leopard 2 A4 training tanks; and the conversion of 12 Leopard 2 A4 tanks to the Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV) configuration.


Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) is one of the world’s leading OEMs for logistic and tactical truck systems. Together with its predecessor companies, the Munich-based joint venture is looking back on a successful history of more than 100 years of engineering and production of military, militarised and commercial trucks. The HX family of tactical trucks is RMMV´s combat-proven flagship; over 15,000 4x4 to 10x10 vehicles in various configurations currently serve 20 nations worldwide, including Commonwealth nations (United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand) as well as numerous other NATO armies. High-quality standards, unique truck know-how, and industry-leading innovation build the foundation for a strong global market presence.


Navistar Defence Canada

Navistar Defence Canada is a division of U.S.-based Navistar Defense, LLC, a leading tactical and logistical wheeled vehicle original equipment manufacturer serving military, law enforcement, and government agencies worldwide. Committed to maximizing operational readiness, minimizing logistical footprint, and providing the best value proposition to its customers, this world-class OEM provides a complete portfolio of both tactical and commercial-off-the-shelf military vehicles, delivering more than 43,000 vehicles to NATO and allied countries globally since 2003, including nearly 9,000 armoured tactical MaxxPro® Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. The company leverages its depth of knowledge and global footprint to deliver innovative life cycle support solutions to its customers so that they successfully complete their missions and return home safely.

Proven solutions

In collaboration with its partners, Team 45⁰N will offer a comprehensive LVM solution that provides the capabilities needed to fulfil the Canadian Army’s logistics mission profile, specifically designed to meet military requirements – durability, protection, payload capacity, mobility, and an all-terrain capability.

The Team 45⁰N capabilities

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles’s HX series of tactical trucks already has a successful track record globally and has a well-established group of user nations, including Canada’s close allies (Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom) as well as other NATO countries (Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark). These reliable military vehicles excel in all climates, are highly off-road capable, and – most importantly – offer an unparalleled level of protection to the soldiers. The combat-proven ready-to-use design can also be upgraded and modified according to specific customer needs. A true military-off-the-shelf solution, the HX family of vehicles combines professional logistics with force mobility support and tactical special role applications, rendering it a reliable enabler for joint operations in a new and complex defence environment.
Navistar Defence Canada provides unrivalled domestic and expeditionary logistic vehicle solutions. Its vehicles are among the most versatile in the world. The flexible platform is easily tailored to meet specific mission requirements and includes vehicle variants such as water tankers; petroleum, oil and lubricant trucks; general troop transporters; wreckers; dump trucks; heavy equipment transport trucks; and more. They have been used in recent natural disaster relief missions in Canada and have also been a key logistics force-multiplier on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Light platform for Canada’s LVM project

Light platform for Canada’s LVM project
Mature platform tailored to customer needs
Protecting the soldiers
Combat-proven solution
Serving the population abroad
Backbone of DND’s domestic fleet

Heavy platform for Canada’s LVM project

Heavy platform for Canada’s LVM project
Operating in all kind of conditions
Cold-climate proven
Over 15,000 vehicles in service
Deep-fording capable

Total reliability

Team 45⁰N pledges to do more than just offer vehicle solutions. The team also provides 360° support thanks to its established pan-Canadian and international in-service support network. Throughout the vehicles’ lifecycle, Team 45⁰N will serve as a reliable, flexible, and efficient partner to the Canadian Armed Forces.

Canada first

Dedicated to supporting the Canadian Armed Forces while leveraging the Canadian industry

While Team 45⁰N logistic vehicles will help protect Canada from coast to coast, its dedication to the Canadian economy will also support economic growth nationwide. Rheinmetall Canada and its partners’ excellent track record in fulfilling their Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) commitments are a testament to Team 45⁰N’s dedication to the Canadian economic development.


The Team 45⁰N promise

Team 45⁰N is a low-risk partner with the experience and expertise necessary to support the Canadian troops.

Here’s why:

  • Team 45⁰N’s trucks are combat-proven and trusted by multiple Commonwealth and NATO nations.
  • A broad in-service support network means maintenance is available wherever and whenever it’s needed.
  • A long track record of successfully delivering major projects both within budget and on time proves that Team 45⁰N can be trusted to handle
    the mandate.
  • Team 45⁰N has the Canadian economy at heart, and its commitment to the Canadian industry is second to none.
  • By leveraging and expanding an already strong supply base, Team 45⁰N will create economic growth for decades to come.

Joining forces to support our Forces


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