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Textron Systems delivers COMMANDO™ vehicles to Canada equipped with AxleTech International independent suspensions

Troy, Michigan – AxleTech International announced the first deliveries of its independent suspensions to the Canadian Army, which were integrated onto the Textron Systems’ Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPV). TAPV is Canada’s name for Textron Systems COMMANDO™ Elite vehicle. Textron Systems, a business of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), delivered the first vehicles to the 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown.

The TAPV is a 4x4 wheeled armoured vehicle specifically engineered and designed to provide survivability, mobility and versatility over the full spectrum of operations. The comprehensive, modern design is aimed at shielding troops from ballistics and roadside blasts while providing large power reserves for future electronics enhancements, with an ergonomically designed interior for optimum comfort and payload.

The TAPV is equipped with the proprietary AxleTech independent suspension axle systems (ISAS®), specifically tuned for Textron Systems. “We are privileged to support Textron Systems for this program. We developed structural componentry unique to Textron Systems’ platform to provide advanced off-road mobility and withstand the harshest conditions yet,” said Tyler Bean, Vice President Global Sales at AxleTech.

“We believe the TAPV is the best performing vehicle in its class, and our collaboration with AxleTech strengthens our commitment to provide the most reliable and technologically-advanced armoured vehicles,” said Textron Systems Vice President of Land Vehicles Rich Valenti.

Textron Systems was awarded the contract in June 2012 to build 500 vehicles, with an option to produce an additional 100. 

AxleTech is exhibiting at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition from October 2-5 in booth 8236.

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About AxleTech

AxleTech International, based in Troy, Michigan, is a supplier of off-highway and specialty vehicle drivetrain systems and components to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket for commercial and defense customers around the world. AxleTech has nine vocational markets: agricultural, aircraft ground support, construction, forestry, material handling, defense, mining, specialty truck, and transit. AxleTech has manufacturing, distribution, and engineering facilities in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Chicago, Illinois, Saint-Étienne, France, Osasco, Brazil, and Pune, India.

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