Thursday, 22 November 2012

Rheinmetall signs Canadian TAPV contract 2012

Textron TAPV was elected team, led by Textron Systems Canada, in June, for the manufacture of 500 Canadian Forces armored tactical vehicle patrol (TAPV) with options for up to more than 100 people. TAPV contract has a value of $ 603400000 CAD, with an additional year fifth in the support service to maintain CAD ​​105.4 million.
And it will work in the program Rheinmetall Rheinmetall Canada. During the production phase TAPV fleet, the company will hold the final critical assembly and testing of the vehicles, and the integration of basic subsystems such weapons station remotely controlled, the vehicle navigation system and improve the system driver's vision. It is expected that the production phase of the acquisition of the contract extends from July 2014 to March 2016.
Once deployed, provide Rheinmetall support services (ISS) for the TAPV fleet. We begin with initial operational capability when the delivery of the first 47 vehicles to be held in 2014, and is expected to be completed in 2021, five years after the last car is delivered.
The prime contractor will be Textron Systems Canada TAPV programs and configuration management, as design authority for change management, integration and coordination of the activities of the Canadian automotive subcontractors and the ISS contract management.

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