The first Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) deliveries are scheduled to begin during the summer, reported by ottawacitizen.com. No specific date has been announced but the deliveries are expected in late August.
The fleet of 500 vehicles is expected to be distributed across seven bases. The Canadian Army expects to declare full operational capability by mid-2020.
TAPV has faced various problems – including suspension and drive issues. Textron says those issues have now been dealt with.
“The Army has closely followed the testing of this vehicle and they [Canadian Forces personnel] are relaying very positive feedback,” Brigadier-General S.M. Cadden, Chief of Staff Army Strategy, said in a statement n. “We are looking forward to fielding the TAPV to units.”
The TAPV is a 4×4 wheeled armoured vehicle specifically engineered and designed to provide survivability, mobility and versatility over the full spectrum of operations, according to Textron.