Admin Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:07 pm
The Canadian Forces are modernizing fleet of armored vehicles
The Canadian Forces (CF) are planning to upgrade or buy new armored vehicles to provide troops better protection, increased mobility and reduction of losses on the battlefield.
Chief of Staff of the Army of Canada, Lieutenant-General Andrew Leelay announced that on July 8 along with the Federal Cabinet in the GFB Gagetaune was allocated 5.2 billion dollars to upgrade vehicles and purchase new cars. Upgrading technology will make military operations the armed forces of more powerful, faster, better armed. Chief of Staff of the Army reported that 300-m men gathered to hear the announcement.
The Army has earned the most powerful technique.
Naturally, every day, Canadian troops risking all in order to ensure the safety of the citizens of Canada and those in need of assistance. Lieutenant-General Leelay said that they heard at least a better level of protection and the most powerful technique that can provide the CF.
Battle Park is implementing the reconstruction of four projects:
- According to an improved project (LAVU) light armored vehicles (LAV III) will be renovated 550 units, and possibly another 80 others. Weapons systems will be improved, will have extra armor, and power units, such as the transmission, suspension, chassis and brakes will be replaced. Improvements will extend the existence of LAV III to 2035g.
- The armed forces will acquire 108 small military vehicles (CCV), and, as an option, perhaps even 30. CCV slozhivschiysya fill the long interval between the LAV III and Leopard 2, allowing infantry to act, accompanied by tanks, with well-protected and the maneuverability of the vehicle, which will have at least the firepower of LAV III.
- The Armed Forces also gain tactical patrol vehicles (TAPV) to replace the Coyote and the RG-31 and the light infantry battalions practical vehicles. Two hundred units of the intelligence the vehicle will have a crew of four persons including an operator remotely controlled combat module. Three hundred vehicles will be designed for command and control, as well as armored personnel carriers (APC). These vehicles will have a crew of three people will be able to carry four additional soldiers, and will be staffed by RVS. The armed forces will acquire 500 TAPV and possibly another 100 later.
- As part of the Troops of increased mobility, the armed forces will acquire 13 engineering vehicles (AEV) and the BREM two, with the possibility of acquiring additional vehicles both versions. These replacements for the Badger will be made on Leopard 2 chassis, and their armor will allow them to operate under heavy fire in order to detect mines and other obstacles to the advance of troops, or, in the case of BREM, restore the tanks and other vehicles. The armed forces were ordered to carry out a very strong upgrade its military transport vehicles.
During the mission in Afghanistan, the Armed Forces were ordered to vigorously apply its military equipment to cross. Taliban insurgents have developed more powerful weapons, it is understood that improvised explosive devices (IED), and all the NATO troops are seeking ways to strengthen the protection of its troops. Military contractors are focused on improving ways to protect a military transport.
Coyote is well served the Armed Forces, but needed a stronger defense for intelligence and weapons, it was necessary to modernize them according to today's technology. The armed forces are also expected to improve internal ergonomics TAPV - Coyote in the space is very limited, especially when the soldiers have to wear all the gear, including flak jackets. TAPV satisfy the long-standing requirement for a rapid, well-protected vehicle for the transportation of light infantry and military equipment.
While the projects were approved, the final decision on the specification of vehicles and was not adopted until not finished negotiations with potential producers. Project Manager for the production of CCV, Major Robert Bouchard said that the vehicle will have a high rate of patency and firepower comparable to the LAV III. This will be the infantry vehicle in the future it is planned to be used in exploration. CCV will be equipped with integrated digital communications and other electronics. With a weight of about 30 - 45 tons, to the place of fighting, it will be delivered to the ship or C - 17.
Mayor Richard Ton, project manager for the development of engineering machinery and BREM said that they are a «dramatic leap forward» in the protection of the crew, as compared with the Badger. They will be equipped with enhanced power supply module, improved hydraulics and Technologies 2010 - 2011 years in contrast to technology 1983 - 1984 years at Badger. The Armed Forces also gain a bulldozer blade, mine plow and mine dump.
Planned period of commissioning of the engineering machinery and BREM - until 2011, for an improved LAV III s and CCV - until 2012, and for TAPV - until 2013.
Number of vehicles ordered:
LAV III - more than 550
TAPV - more than 500
CCV - more than 108
engineering machinery and BREM - over 15
Total cost: 5.2 billion dollars