Canada receives Kerax trucks fitted with Marshall loadbeds
The first Mack Defense Kerax trucks fitted with Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group’s loadbeds have been delivered to the Canadian armed forces as part of the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) Standard Military Pattern (SMP) programme, Marshall announced 28 November.
The Volvo Group, which includes Mack Defense and Arquus, was awarded a contract in 2015 to deliver more than 1500 8x8 trucks for the MSVS SMP programme.
In 2016, Mack Defense selected Marshall to provide the loadbeds and ancillary equipment for the cargo, cargo and crane, gun towing and repair truck variants.The ancillary equipment includes snow chain locker boxes for the whole fleet, which includes over 700 load handling system vehicles.
Trials to prove the integrity of the loadbeds were completed during 2017. Production of the loadbeds and ancillary equipment started in late 2017, with final delivery to be completed during 2020.
The Mack Defense Kerax 8x8 is a rigid logistic or tactical truck available with or without an armoured cab and self-defence weapon system. The twin steer front axles provide a tight turning radius and high performance.
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