MEERKAT - Super Light Tracked Vehicle
MEERKAT is a 21st century, super-light tracked vehicle born of a re-lifed CVR(T) hull.
OVIK Special Vehicles design and manufacture a range of specialist defence and security vehicles. The OVIK Group has significant experience with the CVR(T) family of vehicles and operates a global CVR(T) spares supply business.
MEERKAT will be available as an upgrade for existing fleets / vehicles or as a new, turn-key build (developed from re-lifed hulls or built from scratch to OVIK’s own hull design) in 2012. MEERKAT is a lean-manned, re-configurable, multi purpose, tracked platform; demonstrating exceptional strategic, operational and tactical mobility, improved protection and flexible lethality.
Produced from a scrapped CVR(T) hull in under five weeks (at full production rate) MEERKAT offers potentially the most cost effective way to re-life existing CVR(T) fleets for 21st century operations.
MEERKAT upgrades are available as:
OVIK can also offer discreet dieselisation, transmission or electrical upgrades as stand-alone enhancements.
MEERKAT is produced by the OVIK Group. The prototype has been produced in conjunction with a number of innovative, flexible and generous partners.
OVIK has a growing expertise and experience with CVR(T) based platfoms. We are one of the World's leading suppliers of genuine original, new, re-life and re-manufactured CVR(T) spares. We have a combined CVR(T) experience within the company totalling many decades, both from an end-user perspective and from an OEM / design and support perspective.
CVR(T) remains a phenominal platform. Anyone who's served with the vehicle will reinforce that sentiment. There are many more decades of useable life in the now ageing CVR(T) hulls - and OVIK is developing a strong business line in the re-fitting and re-lifing of in-service CVR(T) vehicles.
MEERKAT is a demonstration of both our spares support capability (everything on MEERKAT was sourced 'in-house') and our ability to refit and upgrade CVR(T). That isn't to say of course - that as a concept - MEERKAT isn't worth pursuing. Indeed we believe it represents one of the many potential future options for existing CVR(T) operators as they look to the future of the platform.