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Tactical Armoured Vehicle

RCMP Tactical Armoured Vehicle


Response vehicle used by the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) for tactical deployment with action/reaction capability. Possible scenarios for use include hostage takings, armed standoffs, barricaded persons and search and rescue operations.


  • Contains: Gun ports, sentry hatches, protected observation station, elevated ladder platform system, fire detection/suppression system, front bumper winch, first aid equipment, infrared night lighting.
  • Weight: Can carry a full Emergency Response Team in addition to 1,000 lbs. for tools and additional equipment.
  • Design: Designed by RCMP engineers, built by Navistar Defence Canada Inc.
  • Cost of Navistar contract: $12,406,926.32 USD + tax = $14,019,826.74 USD.
  • Life span: Approx. 15 years.


  • Provides protection to the ERT during prolonged ERT operations
  • High ballistic & explosive protection
  • Excels in both on-road and off-road conditions (4-wheel drive)
  • Casualty extraction and rescue operation capabilities
  • Adjustable suspension, (4 levels), allowing it to operate at various levels of height depending on the terrain
  • Central Tire Inflation System – allows tires to inflate/deflate during operation



The RCMP's Tactical Armoured Vehicle driving off-road through difficult terrain.