A Textron systems armoured vehicle was on display at the CANSEC weapons fair in Ottawa, June 1, 2011.
Credits: Chris Roussakis/QMI Agency
Textron Systems Canada has been selected to provide tactical armoured patrol vehicles to the Canadian Forces following a formal procurement process.
The government says the total project costs associated with this procurement is $1.25 billion.
"Our investments in the Canadian Army now will provide our troops with modern equipment they need to conduct their missions safety and effectively for decades to come," Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino said in a statement.
The vehicles will be used in a number of roles including reconnaissance and surveillance and will replace Canada's old LAVs and Coyotes which spent 10 years in Afghanistan during Canada's mission.
The estimated life expectancy of the vehicles is 25 years.