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Canadian Army Tests Loki Secret Silent Snowmobile Prototype

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The Canadian army, in secrecy, is testing a prototype of a silent snowmobile for special operations in the Arctic. This was announced on Sunday, after the Canadian Press Agency published excerpts from documents received from the Ministry of Defense in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.


The snowmobile, the creation of which has already been spent on 620 thousand dollars, received the name "Loki" in honor of the god of cunning and deception in Norse mythology. It is equipped with a hybrid gasoline-electric engine.

The Defense Ministry announced a tender for the creation of a snow all-terrain vehicle in 2011 year. "The prototype should be reliable, with technical characteristics no worse than that of ordinary snowmobiles with internal combustion engines, but with a significantly reduced noise level," was the main requirement of the military.

Trials are conducted, in particular, at the Petawawa Army Base, Ontario. Soldiers check the maneuverability of "Loki", its speed characteristics, measure the noise level of the engine, find out how much a snowmobile can go on only one electric motor.

The representative of the Ministry of Defense Noel Payne confirmed on Sunday that the prototype was indeed created and is being tested, but refused to go into details. He left the answer to the question why the Canadian military want to get a similar snowmobile. "More quiet weapon and equipment gives the military of any country an advantage, "he noted.
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  1. Ruslan_F38
    Ruslan_F38 20 August 2013 11: 01 New
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    An interesting toy. I would have bought one. Just why Canadian, it really hurts like a Viking in the pit.
    1. grafrozow
      grafrozow 20 August 2013 12: 52 New
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      It is similar to Linox, the design is optimal, 2e skis in front, and not one, + suspension, springs and an armature, speed up to 120 km / h. The jacket is wrapped up. One drawback is that it is filled only with high-quality gasoline, 93-95. In our "Buran" you can fill up with gasoline 80 + diesel fuel, but Yamaha, Linox ... will not start.
      1. Papakiko
        Papakiko 20 August 2013 17: 45 New
        +1
        Quote: grafrozow
        One drawback

        That motorcycle without noise and dust, now snowmobiles without smoke and stink.
        The storytellers are full of land inhabited by Saxons and shaved.
        Quote: Flood
        And squirrels walk in the parks in beautiful fur coats.

        Krasava +++++
  2. psv910
    psv910 20 August 2013 11: 08 New
    +2
    In the hell Canada army? For the same reason as the goat button accordion?
    1. grafrozow
      grafrozow 20 August 2013 11: 32 New
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      Quote: psv910
      In the hell Canada army? For the same reason as the goat button accordion?
      Look at the map of the world. Canada is a northern country, and they will do it !!! Not equal to our "Buran" with an engine from "IZH". They do not make the ISS, but everyone is happy to wear their "Alaska" in the north. Because they are made of high quality, cannot be compared with our "padded jacket". I am a patriot, but real facts, I will not refute.
      1. Flooding
        Flooding 20 August 2013 12: 29 New
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        Quote: grafrozow
        Look at the map of the world. Canada is a northern country, and they will do it !!! Not equal to our "Buran" with an engine from "IZH". They do not make the ISS, but everyone is happy to wear their "Alaska" in the north. Because they are made of high quality, do not compare with our "quilted jacket"

        I can please you. The immigration program in Canada is still working.
        You have a chance to join the warm quality Alaska and silent snowmobiles.
        And there is snow there ... And it’s much more fluffy and whiter and better than Russian.
        And the pines. Yes, some needles are worth something, it's kind of expensive to see.
        And squirrels walk in the parks in beautiful fur coats.
  3. Tatar
    Tatar 20 August 2013 11: 10 New
    +1
    what is it noiseless, on batteries or something ??? and spent 620 thousand dollars on this?
    1. grafrozow
      grafrozow 20 August 2013 11: 36 New
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      Quote: Tatar
      what is it noiseless, on batteries or something ???

      It has a hybrid gasoline-electric engine.
      The article is the answer.
  4. Dmitry 2246
    Dmitry 2246 20 August 2013 11: 22 New
    +3
    On a silent snowmobile, any Canadian soldier has the advantage over his wife to go fishing quietly using an electric motor. Hence the importance of army development.
    1. grafrozow
      grafrozow 20 August 2013 11: 40 New
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      Quote: Dmitry 2246
      On a silent snowmobile, any Canadian soldier has the advantage over his wife to go fishing quietly using an electric motor. Hence the importance of army development.

      +++++ Hello to the fisherman !!! Here we would have one.
  5. Flooding
    Flooding 20 August 2013 12: 19 New
    +2
    Quote: article
    Canadian army in secrecy tests a prototype silent snowmobile for special operations in the Arctic.

    Quote: article
    Snowmobile, the creation of which has already been spent 620 thousand dollars

    Still not to classify such an expensive development.
    Russian and Chinese spies probably sleep and see how to pull off technical documentation.
    I hope they didn’t forget to paint it in white, or the satellites would spot it and write all the secrecy was gone ...
    1. engineer74
      engineer74 20 August 2013 14: 59 New
      +1
      This is the Canadian response to our hybrid armored personnel carrier, only very cheap - 620 thousand in all, not the unmanned vehicles or the stelstechnology, even the mine protection and uranium armor stinted! smile
  6. mealnik2005
    mealnik2005 20 August 2013 12: 52 New
    +1
    Now it’s clear what the E-mobile has transformed into. Nothing personal - just business ...
  7. Yozhas
    Yozhas 20 August 2013 13: 43 New
    +1
    Who is Canada going to fight in the Arctic ???? I’m just guessing ......

    PS Again, Russia probably North America does not give rest ....
  8. grafrozow
    grafrozow 20 August 2013 13: 59 New
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    Quote: Hedgehog
    Who is Canada going to fight in the Arctic ???? I’m just guessing ......
    Protecting your border, well, not like a war. What is any conflict where Canadian forces fought? Answer.
    1. INC_1254
      INC_1254 20 August 2013 14: 42 New
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      World War II, for that matter.
  9. Sochi
    Sochi 20 August 2013 14: 46 New
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    That's interesting, why do the border guards secretly? ETOGES are not saboteurs. And even that - noiselessly in the white snow on a black snowmobile ... Catch the blind?
  10. Andrew 447
    Andrew 447 20 August 2013 15: 56 New
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    Horde of silent snowmobiles drives Russian SSBN off the coast of Canada wink . Rather development for border guards. For this tsatsk on snow in the thermal imager, like the sun in the night.
  11. starhina01
    starhina01 20 August 2013 16: 40 New
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    maybe the idea is good, but they could simply upgrade the muffler request
  12. pensioner
    pensioner 20 August 2013 19: 13 New
    +1
    The Canadian Army, in an atmosphere of secrecy, is testing a prototype of a silent snowmobile for special operations in the Arctic.
    And what? Even the bears don’t hear, or what? Nonsense!
  13. eleeorka
    eleeorka 21 August 2013 08: 33 New
    +1
    Yes, it seems everyone is enthusiastic about how well it is made. But only a few people realize that it is being created for the possible technical exclusion of Russians from the Arctic and the conquest of new frontiers.

    Now the whole west is trying by any means to limit Russia from the Arctic minerals, even through the announcement of this zone as a reserve. Haha .... with ecology, it’s OK there. Better let them take care of the pollution of their countries.

    Canadians are enemies. He himself witnessed Russophobia on Canadian television. For them, Russia is an evil empire, and Russians are bloodthirsty animals.

    The events in the Russian-Georgian conflict were presented exclusively as the desire of the Russians to take away the freedom and land of the Georgians. The cry of an Abkhazian woman in front of a Georgian tank was presented as fear of Russian bloodthirstiness (Yes, that’s exactly what they said - Blood-hungry russians). The opposite is true.

    By striving to buy one of these machines, you are encouraging their company. Use Burana will be better.
  14. kkenkkk
    kkenkkk 21 August 2013 09: 20 New
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    people yesterday found a service for checking fines in the traffic police by the state number of the car, otherwise I had a bit more fines than I thought. By the way, there they can be appealed, I was canceled two fines :). You can check your fines yourself, here is the site - http://redir.ec/mvdbaz
  15. Whowhy
    Whowhy 3 October 2015 11: 21 New
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    The most silent and secret snowmobile is a tricycle on low-pressure pneumatics. It gives 12 km / h on virgin snow; it leaves almost no traces. It can ride on deep, loose snow, on a swamp, on stones (on a grassland), and generally on water, like on dry land. wink On the rear platform (between the wheels) it can carry up to 200 kg of cargo (although you can’t swim anymore).