Force Protection Industries is strengthening the international industry team it is leading in bidding for the Canadian TAPV program. The company announced today the addition of as the provider of integrated C4ISR systems for the program, and , to provide the Dual Remote Weapon Station ( ). CAE was announced recently as Force Protection’s main Canadian partner with responsibility for providing the in-service support solution. Force Protection is offering the Canadian military variants of the wheeled armored vehicles to meet requirements. The Canadian Department of National Defence ( ) expects to award a contract to the final selected bidder by early 2012.
Force Protection Industries is one of several competitors shortlisted to compete for the supply of up to 600 wheeled combat vehicles expected to replace patrol and recce vehicles currently serving the Canadian land forces. Bothand Lockheed Martin will rely on local manufacturing, further contributing to the team’s economic proposition. The , developed by Elbit Systems Land and C4I, will be produced in Nova Scotia , creating high-tech, high-value jobs in that region. Elbit has already competed in the previous round of the program, as a member of an international team led by L3.