Special operations forces get new Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles

An Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle driven by a soldier.
The Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles are being delivered as planned and on budget. Delivery of these vehicles will continue through to April 2018. Photo: DND/CAF

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The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) has accepted delivery of its first Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles (ULCV).

These vehicles will support Canada’s special operations forces as they conduct missions in challenging environments. The ULCV will provide fast and mobile transportation over demanding terrain. The vehicles have been specifically configured to support rapid deployment by most Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft, particularly the CH-147F Chinook helicopter.

“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,” said Major-General Mike Rouleau, Commander, CANSOFCOM.

Canada’s Defence Policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, commits to ensuring the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces have the support and equipment they need to carry out their important missions. 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.

Delivery of the ULCV is scheduled to continue through April 2018.

“The women and men of our Special Operations Forces deserve the best equipment to do the tough job we ask of them. We are proud of them, and through Strong, Secure, Engaged, our government will continue to make investments ‎in our most important asset: our people.”

– Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan

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