Oshkosh delivers Canadian TAPV for testing

31 August 2011 (Last Updated August 31st, 2011 18:30)

Oshkosh Defence has delivered the tactical armoured patrol vehicle (TAPV) for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) to conduct mobility, survivability and weapons testing at Aberdeen Test Centre, Maryland, US. The Oshkosh TAPV, based on its mine-resistant ambush protected all-

Oshkosh Defence has delivered the tactical armoured patrol vehicle (TAPV) for the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) to conduct mobility, survivability and weapons testing at Aberdeen Test Centre, Maryland, US.

The Oshkosh TAPV, based on its mine-resistant ambush protected all-terrain vehicle (M-ATV) platform, is equipped with TAK-4 independent suspension system for mobility on rough terrain.

The vehicle has undergone independent testing for on- and off-road durability validation, ballistic and survivability threat requirements as well as live-fire demonstrations of the fully integrated dual remote weapon station (RWS).

The Canadian TAPV programme aims to replace the Canadian Army's existing armoured patrol vehicle (APV) and the Coyote reconnaissance vehicle.

TAPV will ensure the army remains capable of effective training, supporting domestic operations and sustaining deployed forces as part of the Canada First Defence Strategy.

The Oshkosh team includes General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada and London Machinery (LMI) in its bid for the TAPV programme.