Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (video)

Video / November 15, 2016 / Project number: 16-0093

(Music – heavy electronic guitar)

(Shot of the front end of TAPV)

(Cut to shots of TAPV from both sides with person entering from the top)

(Cut to shot of TAPV driving through water in a dirt field)

CWO Ed Dallow - TAPV Senior Diver

(Cut to shot of CWO Ed Dallow speaking on camera.):  The TAPV can be employed in a couple of ways, one for our recce elements, and one for our combat service elements, to be used as force protection.

(Music becomes louder – heavy electronic guitar)

(Cut to close up shot of TAPV from behind. A maple leaf imprinted on the metal)

(Cut to shot of windshield wiper moving on a side window of TAPV)

(Cut to close up shot of soldier opening a storage space on the outside corner of TAPV) 

(Cut to shot of ocular instruments moving circularly on top of the TAPV)

(Cut to shot of two TAPVs driving on a road in a barren field)

(Music fades out)

Maj Stef Grubb - TAPV Project Director

(Voiceover): This is a highly protective vehicle, both for mine and IED blasts and ballistics.

(Cut to shot of Maj Stef Grubb speaking on camera. Soldiers and TAPV in the background):  It’s at the top end, as far as protection goes, for the armoured fleets that we have within the Canadian Armed Forces.

(Cut to shot of TAPV driving across barren field and drives towards a group of people)

(Cut to shot of TAPV pulling up behind a second TAPV. People walk toward TAPV.)

(Voiceover): At first glance, you may think that six people inside the TAPV- there’s not a lot of space. But there’s sufficient functional space at each workstation for a soldier wearing personal protective equipment, to do their job without hindrance and in relative comfort.

(Cut to scene of two TAPVs driving through a barren field)

(Voiceover): One of the primary positive characteristics is mobility.

(Cut to scene of TAPV driving through water in a dirt field)

(Voiceover): We ran through a very rigorous reliability, availability, maintainability and durability testing -130,000 kilometres over a wide variety of terrain, including medium and severe cross-country.  No issues at all with the cross-country capability of the TAPV.

CWO Stu Hartnell – 4 Cdn Div / JTFC

(Cut to close up of CWO Stu Hartnell speaking on camera. TAPV and soldiers in background):

After having driven the vehicle, I find it to be quite an effective vehicle going across some fairly significant physical barriers and the turning radius was outstanding.

(Cut to shot of TAPV driving over a mound)

(Cut to shot of TAPV driving through the field with ocular instruments moving at the top – then, to a shot of the TAPV parked with ocular instruments moving.)

(Voiceover): I did have a chance to operate the remote weapons system, not fire the weapons, but to use the sighting system. I thought that was actually a pretty excellent system. It has the stability systems in it for both the grenade launcher and the machine gun. It has some great optics, got great, great focus, the lasers are in there.

(Cut to close up of CWO Stu Hartnell speaking on camera) I see it as an ideal vehicle for the type of things that we will do.

(Cut to shot of CWO Ed Dallow speaking on camera.) A lot of technology has been put forth in this vehicle.

(Music fades in – heavy electronic guitar)

(Cut to scene of TAPV driving through water in a dirt field)

(Voiceover) And, it will be something for the young soldiers that will be operating this equipment, it will be unique, but something that I believe they’re really going to enjoy to use as soldiers in the Canadian Forces.

(Fade to black with Canadian Army tagline “Strong. Proud. Ready.”  in the centre of the screen.  The Canadian Army visual identifier is in the bottom right corner)

(Music fades out)

(Fade to National Defence wordmark with copyright information: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of National Defence, 2016)

(Fade to Canada wordmark)

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