Vehicle Designed and Engineered to Meet the Canadian Forces Needs for
the Next 25 Years
GAGETOWN CFB, NB, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Textron Systems Canada Inc., a
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that it has been
selected by the Canadian government for the Canadian Forces Tactical
Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program. The contract provides that the Textron TAPV Team, led by Textron Systems Canada, together with Textron Marine & Land
Systems and Rheinmetall Canada, will manufacture 500 vehicles, with an
option for up to 100 more.
The TAPV contract has a value of $603.4 million CAD, excluding
government sales tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST), with an additional
five-year in-service support contract of $105.4 million CAD, excluding
GST/HST. The first vehicle is scheduled to be delivered to the Canadian
Army in July 2014 and the last delivery is scheduled for March 2016.
Ottawa-based Textron Systems Canada, as prime contractor, will provide
overall TAPV program and configuration management, act as design
authority for change management, coordinate vehicle integration
activities by Canadian subcontractors, manage the In-Service Support
contract, and implement the Industrial and Regional Benefits program.
"We are honoured that the Department of National Defence and Public
Works and Government Services found our team and vehicle best suited to
their needs for this important program," said Textron Systems President
and Chief Executive Officer Fred Strader. "The Textron TAPV will
provide the men and women of the Canadian Army a fully supportable
tactical armoured vehicle platform that delivers outstanding
performance in the world's most challenging environments."
Engineered over a five-year-period to meet and/or exceed Canada's
requirements, Textron's TAPV is designed to be the most reliable and
technologically advanced vehicle of its kind. It draws on the company's
more than 45 years of experience in the design and production of
armoured vehicles. A technology readiness level 8 vehicle, the Textron TAPV has
successfully completed extensive testing to confirm its ballistic,
blast, mobility and reliability levels.
"The Textron TAPV will deliver an unmatched blend of survivability, crew
protection, power, mobility and payload versatility," explained Neil
Rutter, general manager of Textron Systems Canada. "Our program team is
ready to move forward to produce this modern and upgradable 4 by 4
armoured vehicle, which will serve the Canadian Army extremely well for
the next 25 years."
The Canadian Textron TAPV team includes Kongsberg Protech Systems Canada
(London, ON), Rheinmetall Canada (St. Jean sur Richelieu, P.Q.) and
EODC - Engineering Office Deisenroth Canada (Ottawa, ON). As the
program is ramped up Canadian companies including Michelin (Waterville,
NS), General Kinetics (Brampton, ON), Evraz North America (Regina, SK),
SED Systems (Saskatoon, SK), Ontario Drive and Gear (New Hamburg, ON),
Mobile Climate Control (Vaughan, ON) and many others from across Canada
are expected to figure prominently in the Textron TAPV supply chain.
Textron currently employs more than 2,200 Canadians at its Textron
Systems Canada, Bell Helicopter and Kautex facilities in Canada.
Textron companies have procured approximately $450 million CAD in
materials over the past year from Canadian supplier companies.
For additional information, visit textrontapv.ca and textronmarineandland.com.
About Textron Marine & Land Systems
Textron Marine & Land Systems designs, produces and supports advanced
wheeled combat vehicles and cutting-edge maritime craft used by U.S.
and international armed forces, as well as civilian entities around the
globe. Its family of Armored Security Vehicles offers enhanced
survivability and highly mobile combat security vehicles with unmatched
capabilities. Textron Marine & Land Systems' innovative turret
technology and related subsystems also deliver outstanding performance
and reliability. Its strategic business, MillenWorks, operates an
Engineering Center of Excellence with a reputation as a highly
sought-after solution center, which designs and develops advanced
mobility solutions for demanding on- and off-road applications. Textron
Marine & Land Systems is an operating unit of Textron Systems. More
information is available at www.textronmarineandland.com.
About Textron Systems
Textron Systems has been providing innovative solutions to the defense,
homeland security and aerospace communities for more than 50 years.
Headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., the company is known for its
unmanned aircraft systems, advanced marine craft, armored vehicles,
intelligent battlefield and surveillance systems, intelligence software
solutions, precision smart weapons, piston engines, test and training
systems, and total life cycle sustainment and operational services.
Textron Systems includes AAI Logistics & Technical Services, AAI Test &
Training, AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Advanced Systems, Aerosonde,
ESL Defence, Lycoming Engines, Medical Numerics, MillenWorks,
Overwatch, Textron Defense Systems and Textron Marine & Land Systems.
To serve Canadian customer requirements, the company established
Ottawa-based Textron Systems Canada. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com.
About Textron Inc.
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. More information is available at www.textron.com.
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which may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or
other non-historical matters; these statements speak only as of the
date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update
or revise any forward-looking statements. These statements are subject
to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may
cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or
implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited
to, performance issues with key suppliers, subcontractors or business
partners; our ability to perform as anticipated and to control costs
under government contracts; changes in worldwide economic or political
conditions that impact demand for our products, interest rates or
foreign exchange rates; changes in foreign military funding priorities
or budget constraints and determinations, or changes in government
regulations or policies on the export and import of military and
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