|Armored vehicles adopted by B.C. RCMP|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 07 April 2010 16:35|
April 7, 2010
The RCMP in B.C. are rolling out their newest crime-fighting tools — two surplus tactical armoured vehicles (TAVs) that were given to them by the Canadian Armed Forces.
The Cougars, as the military called them, were gathering dust and out of service, so the Canadian Forces decided to turn them over to the RCMP for free. The six-wheel vehicles will be stationed in the Vancouver-area for the emergency response team to use in dangerous situations.
When the vehicles last saw military service, they were armed with heavy guns and grenade launchers, but all the weapons were removed from the 32-year-old vehicles before they were handed over to the RCMP.
“It contains absolutely no special weapons inside. There’s no secrets here,” said RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 April 2010 21:03|