Tulmar Safety Systems Inc., a company known for its expertise in protective equipment for the aerospace and military sectors, has a new assignment from the Department of National Defence. General Dynamics Land Systems Canada (GDLSC) has engaged Tulmar, along with several other companies in seven provinces, as subcontractors for production of a new armoured combat support vehicle (ACSV) that will replace the Bison armoured personnel carrier and the M113 Tracked Light Armoured Vehicle that the Canadian Armed Forces use now for military and peacekeeping missions.
“Tulmar has been a long-standing supplier to General Dynamics Land Systems and is proud to maintain an exemplary supplier status,” stated Barney Bangs, Tulmar chief executive officer, in a news release. “The unique skills and capabilities of our Tulmar team is critical to this level of service. The Armoured Combat Support Vehicle provides the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces with a world-class vehicle, Canadian-made.”
The new ACSV will meet a variety of combat needs for Canadian soldiers, including troop/cargo vehicle, ambulance, mobile command post, and mobile repair and recovery vehicle. Tulmar’s subcontract involves dealing with seat assembly and making various textile products, straps and tarps for the vehicle.
“The participation in the ACSV contract is not only a testament to the professionalism of the management and its employees,” stated MP Francis Drouin, “but also its commitment to remaining in our community. As MP, I am proud to have companies like Tulmar Safety Systems supporting our troops and our local families.”
GDLSC expects to have the first vehicle in the ACSV project roll off the production line in December this year. The new ACSV will go out to Canadian Armed Forces bases in 2022 after testing, training, and procurement of spare parts is confirmed.