Canadian Forces in the market for new military trucks

New plan could cost up to $1 billion

The Canadian military wants lots of new trucks with plenty of features, and so the Harper government is now in the market for between $750 million and $1 billion worth of new military vehicles, the Ottawa Citizen reports. The new trucks will replace 4000 older machines and will include ambulances, dump trucks, tractor-trailers and wreckers. In a letter to potential suppliers, the government acknowledged that the “wide range of deliverables” it is looking for “may be challenging to individual companies.” Critics of the plan point out that the government has yet to award a single contract for an earlier plan for new trucks announced in 2006.

The Ottawa Citizen


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