Canada chooses Textron for bid competition

Aug. 31, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Canada has chosen Louisiana's Textron Marine & Land Systems to participate in its Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicle Competition.

The company said selection by the Canadian government to compete for selection to submit a bid for the program came after a solicitation of interest and qualification process.

Textron said it plans to offer a 4x4 wheeled armored vehicle specifically engineered and designed to provide survivability, mobility and versatility in full spectrum operations.

The vehicle has been tested extensively to confirm ballistic, mine blast, mobility and reliability levels that meet or exceed the Canadian TAPV requirements, it said.

"Our team has been working diligently to develop and test this modern combat vehicle for the Canadian military to achieve the highest possible level of crew protection while maintaining the mobility and reliability of our combat-proven Armored Security Vehicle," said Textron Marine & Land Systems General Manager Tom Walmsley. "We are offering the Canadian military the ultimate balance of survivability, mobility and lethality in a modern, ergonomically designed platform."

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