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Canadian government ‘stuck in a rut’ over armoured vehicles

30th September 2013 - 12:06 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California

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With a potential contract award thought to be imminent, the Canadian Close Combat Vehicle (CCV) programme has drawn a new round of criticism and calls for termination.

A report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives published in September, which was prepared with the Rideau Institute, questioned the programme in light of today’s counter-insurgency (COIN) battlefield environment.

‘Instead of moving away from heavy armour and embracing contemporary COIN, [the Stephen Harper government] is about to spend billions of dollars on Close Combat Vehicles that are designed to accompany tanks into conventional battles,’ stated the report, which was titled ‘Stuck

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