News Release / December 20, 2013 / Project number: NR 13.365
The Government of Canada, based on the recommendation of the Canadian Armed Forces, has decided not to proceed with the Close Combat Vehicle (CCV) procurement project. Significant capability improvements have served to address a number of force protection concerns that existed when the CCV project was first conceived.
For further information, refer to attached statement from the Chief of Defence Staff and the Commander of the Canadian Army.
“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.”
Minister of National Defence
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Julie Di Mambro
Press Secretary to the Minister of National Defence
Office of the Minister of the Department of National Defence
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