Roshel Taps Babcock to Support Canada’s Light Utility Vehicle Replacements

Ontario-based mobility developer Roshel has chosen Babcock as an in-service support partner for the Canadian Armed Forces’ Light Utility Vehicle (LUV) replacements.

The teaming follows Roshel’s selection as a qualified bidder under Ottawa’s proposal to recapitalize the military’s Mercedes G-Wagon and Chevrolet Silverado LUVs upon their retirement.

Babcock will leverage sustainment experiences for ground-based vehicles operating under the Canadian military and NATO allies.

Tasks will involve maintenance, logistics support, project management, systems engineering, overhaul, and related support services.

“Our team is delighted to be working with Roshel to deliver a proposal that will support the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces,” Babcock Canada CEO Jerry McLean stated.

“Leveraging our experience and expertise as a recognized leader in providing in-service support enables us to combine our extensive capabilities and deliver innovative solutions.”

Supporting Canadian Military Vehicle Requirements

Canada announced in 2023 it would donate approximately 200 Roshel-made armored personnel carriers to Ukraine to defend against Russia’s aggression.

The same year, Roshel accepted a contract to deliver eight commercial-based armored vehicles for the Canadian military.

“The war in Ukraine has pushed us to rapidly develop, test, certify, and combat-prove our vehicles in challenging conditions,” Roshel CEO Roman Shimonov stated.

“As a well-established and mature manufacturer of armoured vehicles, we are confident that this collaboration will combine our expertise with Babcock’s extensive in-service support capabilities to deliver a robust and innovative Land Utility Vehicle solution tailored to meet Canada’s specific needs.”

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