The Canadian special operations forces command is looking to acquire a multirole ground tactical vehicle platform as the military unit increases its participation in international counterterrorism operations, Defense News reported Saturday.
David Pugliese writes Canada could seek bids for the potential $180 million Next Generation Fighting Vehicle acquisition program in 2017 and award a contract in 2018.
General Dynamics Land Systems Canada and Mac Defense are among the companies that have expressed interest in submitting proposals, the report said.
Steve Hawken, a CANSOFCOM spokesman, told Defense News that the command is also interested in the procurement of an ultra-light combat and all-terrain vehicle platforms through a competitive process.
Additionally, the Canadian military has bought digital precision strike systems from the U.S. through a deal with the Naval Air Warfare Center, the publication reports.
The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Weapons Division says the technology is designed to transmit latitude, elevation and longitude data on targets to aircraft and precision guided munitions.