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Upgraded tanks arrive in Canada

Canadian Defence Minister Peter MacKay has announced the arrival of upgraded Leopard 2A4 tanks from the Royal Netherlands Army.



Ottawa: Canadian Defence Minister Peter MacKay has announced the arrival of upgraded Leopard 2A4 tanks from the Royal Netherlands Army.

The tanks were purchased five years ago as part of a CAD 650 million (about USD 670 million) tank-replacement project.

A total of 42 Leopard 2A4s, which were upgraded from their earlier Dutch version, will be delivered to the Canadian Army by the end of next year, reported Xinhua.

Five are already being used for training at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in the eastern province of New Brunswick.

"Our government`s procurement of this impressive platform will ensure the Canadian forces have the capability they need to support future operations," said MacKay.

The tank-replacement project is part of a comprehensive 20-year Canada First Defence Strategy to bolster the Canadian military`s equipment and personnel.

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