Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Navistar Defence Canada to Support Royal Canadian Mounted Police with Armoured Vehicles

Navistar Defence Canada, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Navistar Defense, LLC, announced Jul. 23 that it delivered on a USD $14 million contract from the Government of Canada to supply the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with International MXT Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs). The new vehicles will provide increased protection and rescue capabilities for RCMP officers and members of the public during high-risk situations. The contract to support the RCMP is the company's first MXT vehicle sale to the police and security sector.

"The RCMP is well regarded throughout the world as a top police service and we are honored to have been selected to provide MXT vehicles," said Dan Webster, president, Navistar Defence Canada. "Navistar proudly supports allied military forces overseas and now we are taking steps to help security forces serve and protect here at home. In addition, this award supports the product diversification goals of our parent company."

The RCMP is unique as it serves as a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body. The RCMP provides policing services to three territories, eight provinces (except Ontario and Quebec), more than 150 municipalities and more than 600 Aboriginal communities. In addition, the RCMP provides federal policing services to all Canadians.

Navistar has used its manufacturing and engineering flexibility to customize MXT APC units to meet the RCMP's specialized needs. The proven MXT platform is currently in operation in Afghanistan with the British Army. The vehicle has demonstrated exceptional survivability and off road performance in theater in all environmental conditions.

Vehicles were produced in West Point, Miss., which is home to the MXT assembly line, and have been delivered. Navistar will also offer fleet support through its extensive Canadian dealer network. Asian Defence News

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