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Canadian SMP truck contract nears

25th June 2015 - 15:33 GMT | by Tim Fish in London

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The tension is palpable as the Canadian Army gets closer to awarding a contract for a set of 1,500 new military trucks.

A long running programme that started in 2006 and listed as ‘urgent’ is finally coming to fruition: The Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) totalling C$1.58 billion. 

MSVS was initiated to replace Canada’s Medium Logistics Vehicle, Wheeled (MLVW) that were built in the 1980s by Bombardier but based on the 1950s-vintage M-35 truck design.

Some parts of the MSVS have already been awarded. But the largest segment – the Standard Military Pattern (SMP) – is the part that is

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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