A little more news on the slow process the Canadian government is making in its long-planned overhaul of its tactical wheeled vehicle fleet: BAE Systems has released some details, and pictures, of its submission in the Tactical Armored Patrol Vehicle (TAP-V) part of the bid.
We’ve known for some time that the company was submitting a refitted RG-35 to the Canadians, but the company said today that it’s 4x4 RG35 RPU is about 5.2m long, 2.6m wide, and with a ground clearance of 414 millimeters, and has a gross vehicle mass of 21,000kg with a payload of 3,000kg and seats a driver plus 9 crew members. The TAP-V, which is being pegged as the replacement to Canada’s RG31 and Coyote reconnaissance, will be used by Canadian forces in a reconnaissance role on the battlefield, and domestically as a general utility vehicle. An award for the TAP-V contract of 500 vehicles is due this fall.
Pics: BAE Systems