Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

December 20, 2013 10:55 ET

Government of Canada Will not Proceed with the Close Combat Vehicle Procurement

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.

Quick Facts

  • 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

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Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Canadian Army Statement

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Contact Information

  • Julie Di Mambro
    Press Secretary to the Minister of National Defence
    Office of the Minister of the Department of National Defence
    (613) 996-3100

    Media Relations
    Department of National Defence
    (613) 996-2353
    Toll-Free: 1 866 377-0811