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JANUARY 2012

OVIK Awarded TMV Development Contract

OVIK Special Vehicles has been awarded the contract to act as the the lead design and prototype house for the next phase of TMV development.

TMV’s core design features multi-wheel drive and multi-wheel steer together with variable suspension to produce a range of base platforms with unrivalled mobility in their respective classes.

Following three years of in-house research and development TMV have engaged OVIK to continue to develop the TMV chassis (aimed at the defence sector) and to design a new, more commercially focussed platform within the 7.5 tonne GVW weight category.

OVIK will undertake the design and prototyping at their new Dorset HQ adjacent to the Armour Centre training area in Bovington. “We’ve watched TMV and its products evolve over the past few years and we’re extremely pleased to have been selected to take the platform design and prototyping forward to market” said Jez Hermer, CEO OVIK Special Vehicles and TMV Project Manager.

“TMV owns some unique technological applications which represent a really exciting opportunity for OVIK’s design and development team. The twin-track, commercial and defence approach allows us to get started on a lighter and even more manoeuvrable chassis whilst continuing to develop a modular, medium-weight defence focussed chassis based upon the existing 10 tonne platform. Our brief is to consider all viable new technologies as we carry out our research and development programme. Having the scope to investigate and apply new technology is a great opportunity for us and we’ll be looking closely at electric hybrid drive systems and the many huge benefits that can be achieved through application of that kind of technology

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