29/08/2011: TAPV team submits proposal

Textron Systems Canada Inc. announced that it has submitted its proposal for the Canadian Forces Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program. The Textron TAPV Team, led by Textron Systems Canada, includes Textron Marine & Land Systems and Rheinmetall Canada. Additional key Canadian suppliers include: Kongsberg Protech Systems Canada, a subcontractor to Rheinmetall Canada for the Remote Weapons systems. A contract for the TAPV program to procure 500 vehicles, with an option for up to 100 more, is expected to be awarded in early 2012.

The Textron TAPV Team is pleased to be offering a 4x4 armoured vehicle that will provide the Canadian Forces with an unmatched blend of survivability, protection, power, mobility and versatility. Building from the combat-tested Armored Security Vehicle platform, Textron’s TAPV has undergone five years of extensive research and development. The result is a technology readiness level (TRL) 8 vehicle, designed to deliver outstanding performance and sustainability for a broad spectrum of operations in the world’s most challenging environments.

If awarded the TAPV project, Ottawa-based Textron Systems Canada, as prime contractor, will provide overall program and configuration management, act as the design authority for change management, coordinate vehicle integration activities by Canadian subcontractors, manage the 25-year In-Service Support contract, and execute the Industrial and Regional Benefits program.

Rheinmetall Canada will perform multiple integration functions and final vehicle assembly to include the remote weapons station and government furnished equipment, and play a large role in the program’s long-term system support. Through a subcontract with Rheinmetall Canada, Kongsberg Protech Systems Canada will provide its Remote Weapon Station (RWS). Kongsberg would be responsible for assembly, testing, and delivery of its RWS for the TAPV program, using its production facility in London, Ontario.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems.

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