Welcome to the Close Combat Vehicle (CCV) Project web site. This site has been established to provide information related to the CCV Project. It contains CCV Project background information, reference documentation and provides points of contact to project staff.
The CCV project will deliver to the Land Forces an extremely well protected armoured vehicle with very high tactical mobility, able to deliver a combat ready Canadian Army infantry section in close combat, while operating in intimate support of CF tanks.
The Project scope is for the acquisition of 108 CCV (including IFV and FOO variants), with an option for up to 30 additional vehicles, plus an associated long-term or through-life in-service support contract.
The experience of the CF and that of other nations in operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and other operational theatre demonstrates the requirement for a new highly survivable medium-weight (25-45 tonnes) armoured CCV. The threats of mines, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), Explosively Formed Projectiles (EFPs) and anti-armour weapons have proliferated and are likely to be faced in most medium to high-threat missions. A more robust vehicle with both passive and active protection appropriate to the mission will likely be required frequently in the future.
The CCV is intended to overcome the aforementioned deficiencies in capabilities as well as fulfill future operational concept requirements. Changes in recent years to the threats facing the CF on operations have led to increased attention on protection. The CCV is envisaged as a medium armoured capability (25-45 tonnes) that will bridge the gap between the current light (5-20 tonnes) and heavy armoured (45 tonnes +) vehicle fleets. Specifically, the CCV will increase force/crew survivability, providing troops with the enhanced protection and mobility of a medium armoured vehicle, allowing them to effectively operate in intimate support of CF tanks in close combat with enemy forces.
For more information, see the CCV Backgrounder on the News Room.