Canadian Armed Forces Purchases New Military Gear

The Canadian Ministry of National Defence has contracted Quebec-based Logistik Unicorp to deliver operational clothing and footwear to the Canadian Armed Forces.

The agreement covers more than 1,000 items, including badges and insignias, personal equipment, combat boots, winter gear, and uniforms with Canadian Disruptive Pattern camouflage.

Logistik Unicorp’s delivery is expected to support over 160,000 personnel from the Canadian rangers, junior rangers, cadets, firefighters, search and rescue technicians, and regular and reserve force members.

“The Canadian Armed Forces uniform is a source of great pride for Canadians at home and abroad, and this new contract with Logistik Unicorp will ensure that our members have the equipment they need, when they need it to fulfill the duties that we ask of them,” Canadian National Defence Minister Anita Anand said.

Availability of Operational Items

Once the contract is fulfilled, Canadian Armed Forces members can order online and have the items delivered to their doors.

It will also enable the service to distribute uniforms directly to units, lessening costs and improving inventory management.

“This contract speaks to the Government of Canada’s commitment to obtaining the best possible value for the Government and Canadians through open, fair and transparent procurement processes,” Canadian Public Services and Procurement Minister Helena Jaczek explained.

“It will provide CAF members with the necessary equipment to conduct daily operations anywhere in the world, while also creating economic benefits for Canadians.”

Supporting Canadian Industry

Logistik Unicorp will invest in research, development, and skills training as part of the agreement, creating more than 3,000 jobs and export opportunities in Canada’s footwear, apparel, and textile industries.

“Today’s investment will support thousands of well-paying jobs for Canadian workers, and deliver modern, cutting-edge equipment for the members of the Canadian Armed Forces,” Anand said.

“Our government couldn’t be prouder to simultaneously support both our troops and the workers at Logistik Unicorp and in its network of suppliers across the country,” Canadian Innovation, Science, and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne added.

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