Initial cadre training for TAPV completed

Four soldiers in uniform and a trainer with a TAPV on snowy ground.
Canadian Forces operators and technicians were trained at Bases Valcartier, Montreal, Shilo, Edmonton and Petawawa. Photo: ADM (Mat)

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The last initial cadre training course in support of the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) fielding is now complete.

Over 1,075 operators and technicians received training at Canadian Forces Bases Valcartier, Montreal, Shilo, Edmonton and Petawawa. December 15 marked the end of the initial cadre training, which will provide the Canadian Army with a solid foundation of trained soldiers upon which it can rely to operate the fleet. The trained soldiers are now also qualified to train future TAPV operators and technicians.

The training was delivered by the TAPV manufacturer Textron System Canada Inc. in close partnership with their major subcontractor Rheinmetall Canada. Overall, it received very positive feedback from students.

Over 377 TAPVs are currently fielded. The remaining 123 will be delivered by Summer 2018.

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