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  Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 

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Armed Forces take delivery or 52 Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles built for speed and mud

By Dept of National Defence

 

One of 52 Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles backing off a trailer.

 

n the Strong, Secure, Engaged defence policy, the Government of Canada committed to ensuring the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have the support and equipment they need to carry out their important missions.

The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) has accepted delivery of its first Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles (ULCV). These vehicles, which were procured from Polaris Industries Limited, will help protect members of Canada’s Special Operations Forces as they conduct missions in challenging environments.  It will provide them with fast, mobile transportation over demanding terrain, and has been specifically configured to support rapid deployment by most Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft, particularly the CH-147F Chinook helicopter.

This procurement – which was completed on time and on budget – will help ensure special forces operators have the tools they need to succeed for years to come.

“The acquisition of the ULCV is a tremendous step forward in light mobility for the men and women of CANSOFCOM. This platform will serve as a unique complement to our existing mobility arsenal and assist CANSOFCOM in its delivery of agile special operations forces effects for years to com,” said Major-General Mike Rouleau, Commander, Canadian Special Operations Forces Command in a release Wednesday.

“I am pleased to see this example of successful procurement – delivered on time and on budget. The Government of Canada must provide the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces with the tools they need to be highly successful on operations. This is especially true for the members of our Special Operations Forces who are often placed in more complex and challenging environments. This successful procurement will provide them with one more tool to keep Canadians safe at home and abroad,” said Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan.

 


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