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Qualification for new Canadian soldier suite

24th August 2015 - 16:14 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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A new suite of systems developed to modernise the dismounted capabilities of Canadian troops has entered qualification testing.

Known as the Integrated Soldier System Project (ISSP), the programme has now entered ‘Phase A’ testing as part of an initial C$8.5 million contract awarded to Rheinmetall Canada on 27 July.

Qualification work is expected to be completed by April 2016, with the contract stipulating that all Phase A work must be finished within nine months of the initial contract award.

‘Rheinmetall Canada will rigorously test its proposed system to ensure that it meets Canada’s qualification requirements,’ a Canadian Department of

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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