Force Protection bids for Canadian TAPV programme

4 September 2011 (Last Updated September 4th, 2011 18:30)

Force Protection has submitted its proposal to the Canadian Forces for the tactical armoured patrol vehicle (TAPV) project. The company has also offered the Canadian Forces a 6×6 variant of the Cougar wheeled combat vehicle, Timberwolf, to meet the nation's TAPV requirements.

Force Protection has submitted its proposal to the Canadian Forces for the tactical armoured patrol vehicle (TAPV) project.

The company has also offered the Canadian Forces a 6×6 variant of the Cougar wheeled combat vehicle, Timberwolf, to meet the nation's TAPV requirements.

Force Protection will be responsible for the acquisition contract, maintaining configuration control and serving as the design authority.

CAE, the main Canadian partner, will be responsible for providing the in-service support (ISS) solution including vehicle operator and mission training systems, engineering information environment, fleet management services, and systems engineering support.

Force Protection and CAE have also collaborated with Elbit Systems and Lockheed Martin for the TAPV project.

Elbit will provide a dual remote weapons system (DRWS), while Lockheed will provide a C4ISR suite for the Timberwolf vehicle.

The Canadian TAPV contract is expected to be awarded to the final selected bidder by the second quarter of 2012.