06/10/2021 | Press release

Rheinmetall and Navistar Defence Canada join forces in bid to win Canada’s Logistics Vehicle Modernization project

Rheinmetall Canada and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) are proud to welcome Navistar Defence Canada to their partnership, dubbed Team 45⁰ North (45⁰N), in pursuit of Canada’s Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) project – an initiative that will revitalize the Canadian Army’s light and heavy logistics vehicle capabilities. Drawing on more than 200 years of combined expertise in developing technical solutions in the realm of defence and vehicle programmes in Canada, Team 45⁰N brings together two premier military vehicle manufacturers and a world-class integrator to offer the Canadian Army battle-tested trucks that are purpose-built for military use.

Team 45⁰N: Joining forces to support our Forces

With its members’ extensive experience in various logistics vehicle solutions and in the execution of complex defence projects, Team 45⁰N offers a low-risk, high-quality solution for Canada’s LVM project.

For decades, Rheinmetall Canada has been a trusted partner of the Canadian Armed Forces in several programmes. The company is an internationally acknowledged system integrator in the defence and security industry and a dependable provider of in-service support to large Canadian vehicle projects. Rheinmetall Canada is also known for its collaborative approach in working with its customers throughout the full lifecycle of their programmes.

Bringing unique skills and deep knowledge to the team, RMMV has successfully developed, built, and serviced military vehicles around the globe for more than a century. To satisfy all of its customers’ needs and to support them in fulfilling their most demanding missions, the company offers a complete range of services, including project management, systems engineering and integration, through-life support, repair and maintenance, as well as spares management. 

Navistar Defence Canada rounds out Team 45⁰N, offering significant experience in working with the Canadian government. Navistar Defence Canada delivered 1 300 militarized commercial-off-the-shelf (MilCOTS) vehicles to the Canadian Department of National Defence for the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) project to support domestic and expeditionary missions. It continues to provide logistic support through its vast parts and service network across Canada. The company also supplied the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with armoured personnel carriers to provide increased protection and rescue capabilities for RCMP officers and members of the public in high-risk situations.

Reliable capabilities, proven solutions

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

RMMV’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 nations (Germany, Norway, Denmark) and western countries (Austria, Sweden). These reliable military vehicles excel in all climates, are off road capable, and – most importantly – offer an unparalleled level of protection to 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, making it a reliable enabler for joint operations in complex environments.

Navistar Defence Canada provides unrivalled domestic and expeditionary logistic vehicle solutions. Its vehicles are among the most versatile in the world. The flexible platforms are easily tailored to meet specific mission requirements and configured in several 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 been a key logistics force-multiplier on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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

Team 45⁰N is committed to supporting the Canadian Armed Forces before, during, and after deliveries while creating pan-Canadian economic growth. The partnership draws on a coast-to-coast network of suppliers and will help bolster an in-country workforce and supply chain. 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 Canadian industry.

Thanks to the alliance’s exceptional product offering, extensive experience in working with the Canadian Armed Forces, and its commitment to Canadian economic growth, Team 45⁰N is the solution of choice for Canada’s LVM project, as well as all other future logistic vehicle initiatives.


More information about Team 45⁰N can be found here: www.rheinmetall.ca/LVMTeam45N


About Rheinmetall Canada

Rheinmetall Canada 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 communication, 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 main battle tanks; and the conversion of 12 Leopard 2 A4 tanks to the Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV) configuration.

About Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (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, militarized, 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 and partner countries. High-quality standards, unique truck know-how, and industry-leading innovation build the foundation for a strong global market presence.

About 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 9000 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.


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