Mack Delivers Medium Support Vehicles
Mack Truck’s defense division has delivered the first of its new military trucks, a medium duty vehicle designed to go anywhere and do a little bit of everything.
Dubbed the Medium Support Vehicle System Standard Military Pattern, or MSVS SMP, the first of these 8×8 trucks were delivered to the Canadian Department of National Defense late in 2018.
The trucks can be armored and outfitted to serve in multiple battlefield functions:
*Material handling cranes
*Load handling systems (LHS)
*Mobile repair trucks (MRT)
Through the MSVS Project, the Government of Canada is acquiring a new fleet of medium capacity logistics trucks for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to replace its current fleet of Medium Logistics Vehicle Wheeled (MLVW) trucks in service since the 1980s. In addition, the project has acquired new ISO container-based mobile work spaces or “kitted shelters” that provide medical, dental, workshop, field kitchen, command post capabilities among others.
These new trucks and ancillary equipment will provide lift and logistical support on the ground, and will transport equipment and supplies where they are needed most both at home and abroad.