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Following rigorous testing and delays that lasted almost two years, Canada is renewing its battlefield reconnaissance and tactical armored vehicle fleet, with the first shipment of Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) this month.
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Canada has announced the selection of Textron Systems Canada, a subsidiary of U.S. Textron Systems, as the preferred bidder to deliver 500 armored vehicles to equip the Canadian Army under a $708 million contract.
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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.
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).
BAE Systems has unveiled the RG-35 RPU, promoted for the Canadian Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicle (TAP-V) program. The RPU is designed to offer very high survivability for the crew and be adapted for patrols and recconnaissance or tactical utility transport.
Oshkosh Defense, one of six competitors offering armored vehicles for the Canadian Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) armored vehicles replacement program, unveiled recently the version of its M-ATV tailored to meet the Canadian TAPV requirement. The coompany also plans to pursue Canada's tender for tactical trucks, with a derivative of its MTVR model.
The Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) is a component of the Canadian Department of National Defense (DND) Land Combat Vehicles and Systems (LCVS) program,...
Above: The Australian Bushmaster armor and mine protected vehicle. Photo: Thales Two companies the Australian subsidiary of Thales and U.S. based Textron Marine & Land Systems...
The Israeli XTREAM, an All-terrain 4x4 armor protected vehicle is designed to up to 4.6 tons of payload or up to seven people under full...