OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 20, 2013) - The Government of Canada, based on the recommendation of the Canadian Armed Forces, has decided not to proceed with the Close Combat Vehicle (CCV) procurement project. Significant capability improvements have served to address a number of force protection concerns that existed when the CCV project was first conceived.
For further information, refer to attached statement from the Chief of Defence Staff and the Commander of the Canadian Army.
- The $5 billion Family of Land Combat Vehicle project is delivering exciting new capabilities to the Canadian Army, including 550 upgraded Light Armoured Vehicles, 500 Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles, and assorted Armoured Engineering Vehicles.
- In addition, 82 Leopard II Main Battle Tanks are in the process of being delivered to the Canadian Army, vehicles which played a central role in Afghanistan.
"After a careful review of priority military requirements and given improved capabilities across the Canadian Armed Forces due to significant Government investment, the Canadian Armed Forces recommended that the Government not proceed with this acquisition. We accepted the military's recommendation."
- Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence
Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Canadian Army Statement
2013 Speech From the Throne - http://www.speech.gc.ca/
Major Military Procurement Projects - Land - http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/app-acq/stamgp-lamsmp/terr-land-eng.html#s2