Kongsberg Protech Systems Canada will manufacture Dual Remote Weapon System for TAPVs
LONDON, Ont.—Kongsberg Protech Systems Canada is doubling its workforce at a London, Ont., plant after winning a $100-million contract for work on military tactical patrol vehicles.
Awarded by Rheinmetall Canada for work on the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program, the contract will see Kongsberg add 16 jobs to its roster at a London, Ont., production facility, bringing the total to 32 employees.
Kongsberg will manufacture the advanced Dual Remote Weapon System for the TAPVs, according to the Department of National Defence.
The sub-contract is part of a $603-million deal awarded to Textron Systems Canada in June 2012 for the delivery of 500 TAPVs.
The deal includes an additional five-year in-service support contract worth $105-million, bringing the total deal value to $708-million.
The first TAPV is scheduled for delivery to the Canadian army July 2014, with the last scheduled for March 2016.
Kongsberg’s deal was announced the same day Stratford, Ont.-based SteelCraft, Inc., was awarded a $10-million contract for work on an unrelated Canadian Forces vehicle program.