U.S. & Canada Defense Update – September 2, 2011

EMS Technology to Provide Anti-Jam Antenna for the Fourth AEHF Satellite | Boeing has been Awarded Over a Billion US$ Toward the Procurement of Three Wideband Global SATCOM Satellites | Force protection’s Timberwolf Pursue Canadian TAPV Program | Optics Acquisition to Expands Bushnell's Reach Into Security, Military Markets

Force Protection’s Timberwolf Pursue Canadian TAPV Program

The Tactical Armored Patrol vehicle (TAPV) program of the Canadian Army is picking steam as the deadline for proposals nears. Force protection announced yesterday its offer submission for the program. The company is offering the ‘Timberwolf’, a 6x6 variant of the battle proven Cougar. A contract award to the final selected bidder for the TAPV requirement is currently expected by the second quarter of 2012.

Force Protection Expands Industry Team Targeting Canada’s TAPV Program

After teaming with CAE as its leading local partner, Force Protection Industries is strengthening the industry team adding Lockheed Martin Canada as the provider of integrated C4ISR systems for the program, and Elbit Systems, to provide the vehicle's main weapon system - an Israeli-designed, Canadian manufactured Dual Remote Weapon Station (DRWS).

Ocelot Selected for the British LPPV Program

Force Protection Europe Ltd (FPE), developer of the Occelot light armored vehicle, has been selected as the preferred bidder in U.K. Ministry of Defense (MOD)...