GURKHA by Terradyne Armored Vehicles on patrol at Bruce Power

The signature product from Terradyne Armored Vehicles is the GURKHA, a tactical vehicle typically used by law enforcement and military forces. The GURKHA RPV seen here is an ideal solution for Bruce Power's security needs and the company is adding several of these vehicles to its Emergency and Protective Services fleet. (CNW Group/Terradyne Armored Vehicles Inc.)

TIVERTON, ON, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - At the world's largest nuclear power generating facility - a 2,300-acre expanse on the shores of Lake Huron -- an unwavering commitment to safety and security goes with the territory. To effectively patrol its site, Bruce Power turned to Terradyne Armored Vehicles Inc. of Newmarket, Ontario.

Terradyne's signature tactical vehicle, the GURKHA, typically used by law enforcement and military forces, is an ideal solution for Bruce Power's security needs and the company is adding several of these vehicles to its existing Emergency and Protective Services fleet.

"At Bruce Power, we continuously strive to make our site safer and stronger and we're confident the GURKHA will help us achieve that goal," said John Collin, Chief of Emergency and Protective Services at Bruce Power.

"Terradyne has sold vehicles around the world, and our home market is just as important to us as any other. We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with a fellow Canadian company and welcome Bruce Power as a valued customer," said Durward Smith, Terradyne president. "With Bruce Power's record of innovation, dedication to excellence, and commitment to safety and security, our two companies make for a perfect fit."

The GURKHA performance specs include the following:

  • 6.7L V8 turbo diesel engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Tow/haul mode with engine braking
  • 200-amp alternator / 12V electrical system
  • Dual batteries
  • Fully insulated occupant area (floor / roof / verticals)
  • Upgraded tuned suspension
  • Military wheels / MPT81 tires
  • Reverse camera with monitor
  • Shift-on-the-fly 4X4
  • On- / Off-road capability
  • In-class highest level of ballistic and blast protection

About Terradyne

Terradyne Armored Vehicles Inc., a business unit of Magna International Inc., designs, develops, tests and manufactures a select range of armoured trucks, light tactical vehicles and SUVs for the global marketplace. From its manufacturing site in Newmarket, Ontario, Terradyne's flagship product is the GURKHA, a tactical vehicle in three current configurations: LAPV, MPV and RPV. In North America and overseas, GURKHA performs a vital role within law enforcement, homeland-security and military defense.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world's largest nuclear generating facility that provides roughly 25 per cent of Ontario's electricity. The company's site in Tiverton, Ontario, is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Cameco, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers' Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power's employees are also owners in the business.

SOURCE Terradyne Armored Vehicles Inc.

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For further information:

Bruce Power: John Peevers - (519) 361-6583 - john.peevers@brucepower.com

Terradyne: Tracy Fuerst - (248) 631-5396 - tracy.fuerst@magna.com