Many would classify Canada as a nice nation, but looking at the country's first-ever Canada-made armoured combat support vehicle might give you a different idea. Thankfully, they can actually be used to do a lot of good too.
The new intense-looking machinery seems like it belongs in a classic action film but according to Canada's defence minister, it has some peaceful purposes too.
Meet the first new 🇨🇦 made armoured combat support vehicle. These vehicles will provide the #CAF with ambulance, mo… https://t.co/lcD1m8T23k— National Defence (@National Defence)1608732194.0
The vehicle was made in London, Ontario, and began production at the General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada manufacturing facilities in early August of last year, according to Canadian National Defence.
Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan said it can be used in disaster relief and peace missions.
The contracts of this vehicle and others like it represent more than $137 million in investments "to more than 30 Canadian businesses from coast to coast to coast, creating and sustaining over 400 jobs across the country."
Also, per the government website, the vehicle will need testing and training before it can be distributed to Canadian Armed Forces bases in 2022.