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Canada cancels $2 billion IFV project

20th December 2013 - 19:05 GMT | by Ian Kemp in London


The Canadian Department of National Defence announced on 20 December the cancellation of its controversial C$2 billion Close Combat Vehicle (CCV) project to acquire infantry fighting vehicles after four years of uncertainty.

‘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,’ said Minister of National Defence Rob Nicholson at a press conference.

With the CAF facing significant budget cuts some serving and retired officers, including retired Gen Rick

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Ian Kemp


Ian Kemp

Ian Kemp has written extensively on historical and modern defence issues for publications in Europe, …

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