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Canada orders trucks from Mack Defense

Canada has given Mack Defense an order for military trucks and for in-service support worth more than $560 million.

By Richard Tomkins
Canada orders trucks from Mack Defense
Mack Defense trucks are to be supplied to the Canadian military. Photo by the Volvo Group.

ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 17 (UPI) -- Mack Defense has been contracted by Canada to provide 1,500 8x8 military trucks and to provide five years of in-service support for the vehicles.

The two awards were issued by the Canadian Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defense and are worth a combined total of more than $560.4 million.

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The Volvo Group, parent company of Mack Defense, said the contract for the trucks also includes the provision of 300 trailers and 150 Armor Protection Systems.

"Mack has supplied the Canadian Armed Forces with trucks since World War II and we are honored to continue to support Canada's domestic and international missions for years to come, said Ryan Werling, president of Mack Defense.

The vehicle systems will include multiple variants such as cargo, material handling cranes, load handling systems and mobile repair trucks

Mack Defense said it will work with key strategic Canadian partners including Volvo Group sister company Prevost; Dumur Industries Ltd; EODC, Inc.; and Link Suspensions of Canada (Raydan Division) to meet the order.

Deliveries will occur in 2017 and 2018. System assembly will take place in Canada.

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