RCMP Receives Armoured Wheels from Navistar

OTTAWA — The RCMP recently received $14 million worth of Navistar Defence’s International MXT Armoured Personnel Carriers.
The contract with the Government of Canada is Navistar’s first MXT vehicles sale to the Canadian police and security sector. Currently, the vehicles are used by the British Army with their operation in Afghanistan.

Navistar said the RCMP will use the new armoured vehicles to increase protection and rescue capabilities in high-risk situations.

“The RCMP is well regarded throughout the world as a top police service and we are honoured to have been selected to provide MXT vehicles,” said Dan Webster, president of 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 MXT vehicles have been customized for the RCMP’s needs. The vehicles were produced in West Point, MS., home to the MXT assembly line, and have been delivered to the RCMP. Navistar said they will also offer fleet support through its Canadian dealer network.

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