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 6×6 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 will be the design authority and have overall responsibility for the vehicle design, configuration, production and delivery. Lead team member CAE of Canada will provide the in-service support (ISS) and integrated logistics support (ILS) services, including ongoing engineering support environment, training and fleet management services. CAE will also be responsible for assembling a pan-Canadian team to support the program. Two members that already have joined are Elbit Systems, providing a dual remote weapons system (DRWS) and Lockheed Martin Canada as the provider of C4ISR suite.