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CANSOFCOM TAKES DELIVERY OF NEW COMBAT VEHICLE.

The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) has accepted delivery of its first Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles (ULCV). These vehicles, which were procured from Polaris Industries Limited, will help protect members of Canada's Special Operations Forces as they conduct missions in challenging environments.

It will provide fast, mobile transportation over demanding terrain, and has been specifically configured to support rapid deployment by most Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft, particularly the CH-147F Chinook helicopter.

This procurement--which was completed on time and on budget--will help ensure special forces operators have the tools they need to succeed for years to come.

"I am pleased to see this example of successful procurement--delivered on time and on budget.

The Government of Canada must provide the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces with the tools they need to be highly successful on operations. This is especially true for the members of our Special Operations Forces who are often placed in more complex and challenging environments.

This successful procurement will provide them with one more tool to keep Canadians safe at home and abroad." Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan

"The acquisition of the ULCV is a tremendous step forward in light mobility for the men and women of CANSOFCOM. This platform will serve as a unique complement to our existing mobility arsenal and assist CANSOFCOM in its delivery of agile special operations forces effects for years to come." Major-General Mike Rouleau, Commander, Canadian Special Operations Forces Command

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Publication:Canadian Defence Review
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Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Feb 1, 2018
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