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Canadian Department of Defense cancels BVM CCV procurement program

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Canadian Department of Defense cancels BVM CCV procurement program

The Ministry of National Defense of Canada has announced the cancellation of the program to purchase armored combat vehicles CCV (Close Combat Vehicle), the cost of which was estimated at 2,1 billion Canadian dollars.


According to Defense Minister Rob Nicholson, based on the recommendations of the command of the Armed Forces, the Government of Canada decided not to continue the project to acquire the BBM CCV.

The purchase of BBV CCV was provided for by the program for the acquisition and replacement of a fleet of ground combat vehicles FLCV (Family of Land Combat Vehicles) worth $ 5 billion, which the Canadian government announced in July 2009. The project envisaged the purchase at the first stage of up to 138 armored vehicles (supply of 108 units with an option to purchase 30 units), which should fill the gap between the BBM LAV and the main combat tanks "Leopard".

According to the Canadian Ministry of Education and Science, the BBM CCV procurement program was initiated at the height of the operation in Afghanistan. New armored vehicles were supposed to provide high protection of personnel against mines and improvised explosive devices in the conditions of the use by the enemy of asymmetric methods of warfare. However, at the moment, the Canadian Forces mission in Afghanistan has been completed and the command is overestimating the priority needs of the troops.

In addition, according to the statement of the Canadian Forces Command, the implemented modernization program of the LAV-3 AFV allowed them to significantly increase their security and combat capabilities.

The Nexter management has already expressed its disappointment with the decision of the Canadian government due to the fact that significant efforts, time and resources have been invested in this program over the past four years.
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  1. Migari
    Migari 26 December 2013 10: 53
    +1
    The "master master" who pays is the one who calls the tune, apparently with finances, it sucks, if invested
    Significant efforts, time and resources have been invested over the past four years.
    it would be possible to purchase part of the ordered products.
  2. mountain
    mountain 26 December 2013 10: 58
    +2
    It seems that only China has no problems with purchases and armaments.
    1. kelevra
      kelevra 26 December 2013 11: 12
      0
      With us too! Rearmament is gaining momentum!
      1. alone
        alone 26 December 2013 22: 13
        0
        Quote: mountain
        It seems that only China has no problems with purchases and armaments.


        And we have no problems with purchases.
    2. kplayer
      kplayer 29 December 2013 15: 14
      0
      With their production cost (quality of components and the same cheap working power), of course not.
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  3. FREGATENKAPITAN
    FREGATENKAPITAN 26 December 2013 11: 05
    +3
    Well, now they’ve gathered with the Russians to fight for the Arctic, armored personnel carriers are not needed .... they’ll probably order icebreakers and skis. wink
    1. Alex Nick
      Alex Nick 26 December 2013 11: 15
      -1
      It seems they don’t want to fight. Everything is expensive, beyond their power.
    2. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 26 December 2013 11: 23
      +6
      Quote: FREGATENKAPITAN
      Well, now they’ve gathered with the Russians to fight for the Arctic, armored personnel carriers are not needed .... they’ll probably order icebreakers and skis. wink

      Net they are developing a secret superweapon laughing

      1. 31231
        31231 26 December 2013 17: 22
        +2
        The helmet must be hockey, and the rifle looks like a club. That would be easier for recruits after hockey to get used to in the army.
  4. individual
    individual 26 December 2013 12: 27
    +1
    Canadians are rightly called the nation of lumberjacks.
    In fact, being an additional US state, they do not need to have a land army at all.
    Fulfilling the will of their southern neighbor, they are forced to spend money on weapons to pull the fried "chestnuts" out of the hot inferno of Washington's policy around the WORLD.
  5. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 26 December 2013 12: 49
    +2
    They refused, and okay ... But one of the favorites of this competition was the German BMP "Puma" ... But apparently it was not destiny and the German armor-cat was again left without an owner ...
    Otherwise, they took her to Norway for testing. That is to say, closer to the North ... Then they took us to the Emirates, to roll in the sands in the heat ... But everything was somehow useless ... But this didn’t add to the potential customers and buyers of Puma .. ...
    And so, in appearance it’s a pretty nice car ... But the price probably matches the name - biting ... And I do not think that the other contestants were especially cheaper. That Canadians refused. And alright ...

    German BMP "Puma"
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  7. Leshka
    Leshka 26 December 2013 16: 34
    0
    Well, what the hell are they nukzhni
  8. baku1999
    baku1999 26 December 2013 18: 58
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    -))))))))))))))