OVIK was initially forged as a pure consultancy - providing expert advice to major and minor OEMs in respect of military vehicle design and application. Our cumulative in-house knowledge, hard-won over decades of service on the front line of defence vehicle warfare, engineering, trials test and development placed OVIK - from its infancy - in high demand.
OVIK has been instrumental in assisting major OEMs such as BAE Systems and Singapore Technologies Kinetics (STK) in developing world-class equipment. We offer a tailored consultancy service, bringing our combined skills and knowledge to bear in support of our customers' products. From technical assessments to lethality enhancement, from market analysis to Concepts of Operations and requirements writing - OVIK has added value, strength and depth to many land systems products and platforms.
OVIK was commissioned as the lead UK consultancy for the development and transformation of the ST Kinetics BRONCO All Terrain Tracked Carrier (ATTC) into WARTHOG - a vehicle developed for the UK MOD's Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) programme.
Following the highly successful deployment of BvS10 VIKING (ATV(P)) into Aghanistan (with OVIK''s CEO commanding the VIKING capability in theatre) the VIKING platform became increasingly more vulnerable as the threat levels increased. Consequently, UK MOD decided to upgrade and improve the survivability of the all terrain vehicle (protected) (ATV(P)) capability.
BvS10 VIKING was not suitable for significant survivability upgrades due to limitations with gross vehicle weight. UK MOD, in a bid to provide theatre commanders with continuity in respect of a true all terrain armoured capability, looked east to Singapore - and Singapore Technologies Kinetics' BRONCO ATTC as a possible basis for a new, more heavily protected all terrain capability to replace VIKING in Afghanistan.
Given that the OVIK CEO and many of the OVIK team had seen VIKING through nearly seven years of design, development and employment onto operations in Afghanistan - OVIK provided the obvious choice as a UK consultancy to assist ST Kinetics in understanding the UK MOD requirement for a VIKING replacement, assisting and advising STK with respect to the UK procurement process whilst being perfectly placed to advise on design and development and to assist with trials and UK support.
Over a two and half year period OVIK provided a very broad range of services in support of the initial STK bid and the equipment development programme including providing full UK support, trials delivery and development engineering support.
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