Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle
September 14, 2017 – Oromocto (New-Brunswick) – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
The Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle is a wheeled combat vehicle that can fulfill a variety of roles on the battlefield, such as reconnaissance and surveillance, security, command and control, cargo, and armoured transport of personnel and equipment. The Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle provides a very high degree of protection to the crew while remaining highly mobile. It is designed to tackle tough terrain, providing troops with a cross-country capability and greater flexibility in choosing routes.
The Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle replaces the Armoured Patrol Vehicle (RG-31), a portion of the Coyote reconnaissance vehicle (LAV 2) fleet and will complement the Light Utility Vehicle Wheeled (G-Wagon) fleet.
There are two variants of vehicles: one for reconnaissance and one for general utility. The reconnaissance variant, which replaces a portion of the Coyote reconnaissance vehicle fleet, has a crew of three and seating for two additional fully equipped soldiers. The general utility vehicle variant has a crew of three and seating for three additional fully equipped soldiers. Both vehicles will have a Remote Weapon Station.
On June 8, 2012, the Government of Canada announced two competitively awarded contracts to Textron Systems Canada Inc., of Ottawa, Ontario, for the acquisition of 500 Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles for the Canadian Army, and for associated long-term support. The acquisition contract, valued at $603.3 million (excluding GST/HST), includes both configurations of the vehicle, as well as associated equipment. The support contract, valued at $105.4 million (excluding GST/HST), includes the deliverables necessary to establish and conduct long-term support for the fleet for five years following the last vehicle delivery.
Deliveries of the vehicles to the Canadian Army began in August 2016 at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Gagetown. As of August 2017, a total of 238 TAPVs were delivered with the remaining vehicles expected by mid-2018. Vehicles are being fielded to Canadian Forces Bases Gagetown, Valcartier, Petawawa, Borden, Montreal, Edmonton and Shilo.
The Government of Canada’s Industrial and Regional Benefits policy applies to this procurement, which means the winning company must generate economic activity in Canada, dollar for dollar equal to the contracts values.
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