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Major Arctic Push Includes Plans For Near Gear

June 26 2012


Canada plans to buy a wide range of military gear that can be operated in the Arctic, reports Defense News.

In the works are a new Arctic training base and construction of a fleet of Arctic and offshore patrol ships for Can$3 billion (US$3 billion), plus a Can$700 million Polar-class icebreaker, said top army officials.

The army is seeking new medium all-terrain vehicles to be used in the north.

BAE Systems has proposed modifying the existing Hagglunds Bv 206 vehicles, or...

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