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Offline MIGMaster

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Canadian CCV Program
« on: April 02, 2012, 11:18:17 AM »
http://www.materiel.forces.gc.ca/en/ccvp.page

The Forces are looking for a close combat vehicle to support the Lep 2 - sort of a Canadian Bradley. I think it will be real interesting to see what we end up with. Even more bizarre is the fact that just a few years ago we were going to get rid of out tanks !!!!!!!  Now they appear to be a central part of our force make-up.

Here are some of the CCV contenders:

http://www.casr.ca/bg-army-ccv-project.htm

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Re: Canadian CCV Program
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 05:47:24 PM »
The winner will be whatever company that brings the most jobs to Canada.  I was going to say "Quebec" but the Tories know that they're not going to make much headway there, so I'm thinking Ontario.
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Re: Canadian CCV Program
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 07:04:18 PM »
Seeing as how BC got the ship contract, you're most likely right.

I'm just shocked, Shocked!!! That the Grizzly doesn't cut it. 

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Re: Canadian CCV Program
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 07:27:02 PM »
We hit the jackpot with ship contract too.  But there are more seats in Ontario.  Oshawa, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Windsor (especially) could really use the jobs.

Say, where do they make Bradleys?
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Re: Canadian CCV Program
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 08:05:43 PM »
South Dakota I think ?
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Re: Canadian CCV Program
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012, 05:52:29 AM »
The French CCV option has aluminum armor! I think we need something more survivable given the Afghanistan experience with IEDs.

EDIT: Apparently the CCV program continues to run into trouble with a recent meeting between DND and the 3 competing firms being cancelled on short notice.

http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2012/04/02/close-combat-vehicle-meeting-cancelled-at-least-minute-candidate-vehicles-have-issues-say-sources/
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Re: Canadian CCV Program
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012, 11:49:28 AM »
I think there ia also a TAPV Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle program going on:

http://www.materiel.forces.gc.ca/en/tapv.page


This is an interesting little piece I found as well:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Canada-Looks-to-Upgrade-Its-Armor-in-Afghanistan-05190/

I like the Timberwolf best - looks mean and even sounds cool ! Just like Mechwarrior !

http://www.teamtimberwolf.ca/

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Re: Canadian CCV Program
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 11:50:01 AM »
The French CCV option has aluminum armor!

Yeah, I knew all those recycled Pepsi cans had to be going some where  :D

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Re: Canadian CCV Program
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012, 12:22:15 PM »
I think there ia also a TAPV Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle program going on:

http://www.materiel.forces.gc.ca/en/tapv.page


This is an interesting little piece I found as well:

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Canada-Looks-to-Upgrade-Its-Armor-in-Afghanistan-05190/

I like the Timberwolf best - looks mean and even sounds cool ! Just like Mechwarrior !

http://www.teamtimberwolf.ca/

Yeah the Timberwolf label is kickass.  Hmmm, how many conservative swing voters are there in New Brunswick?
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