Oshkosh Defense Expands Operations in Canada
By Design Engineering StaffGeneral Defense DND TAPV
New Ottawa office to support Canadian TAPV, MSVS defense vehicle programs.
Ottawa — Oshkosh Defense announced Jan. 9 that the company will open a new office in Ottawa to support vehicle programs for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND). The Ottawa office will provide program management, industrial and regional benefits management, engineering, contract management and purchasing support.
The office expands the company’s Canadian presence through Ontario-based London Machinery, Inc. (LMI), a subsidiary founded in 1905. In its 140,000-square-foot facility, LMI will provide advanced vehicle manufacturing capabilities including assembly, subsystem integration and final acceptance testing for DND programs. Oshkosh has also partnered with General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada to provide in-country vehicle support and system integration.
The company is currently pursuing the DND’s Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program, which will replace the Armoured Patrol Vehicle (APV) and the Coyote reconnaissance vehicle.
Oshkosh delivered its TAPV to Aberdeen Test Center in Maryland in August for DND mobility, survivability and weapons testing. The fully integrated Oshkosh TAPV is based on the Oshkosh Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) platform and is customized to the Canadian Forces’ requirements.
Oshkosh is also pursuing the DND’s Standard Military Pattern (SMP) portion of the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) program. The company will leverage its existing vehicle platforms and technologies for the MSVS proposal submission.