14 janvier 2019 | Local, Terrestre

Nouveaux camions logistiques livrés à Valcartier

Le 14 janvier 2019, Valcartier (Québec) Défense nationale/Forces armées canadiennes

Aujourd'hui, le ministre de la Famille, des Enfants et du Développement social, Jean-Yves Duclos, au nom du ministre de la Défense nationale, Harjit S. Sajjan, a rendu visite aux membres des Forces armées canadiennes (FAC) à la Base de soutien de la 2e Division du Canada Valcartier pour voir les nouveaux camions logistiques canadiens qui y ont été livrés. Ces camions appuient la politique de défense du Canada, Protection, Sécurité, Engagement, en fournissant l'équipement moderne dont dépendent les femmes et les hommes des FAC pour réaliser leur travail.

Les véhicules de soutien, comme ces camions, constituent l'épine dorsale du transport terrestre pour notre Force régulière et notre Réserve. Ces véhicules sont au cœur de presque toutes les opérations nationales et internationales des FAC, et transportent du matériel, du personnel et des fournitures essentiels là où ils doivent se rendre. Qu'il s'agisse d'aider les collectivités canadiennes à faire face à de graves inondations ou à d'autres catastrophes nationales, ou d'appuyer les opérations de l'OTAN en Lettonie et dans l'ensemble de l'Europe de l'Est, ces nouveaux camions serviront nos femmes et nos hommes pendant des décennies à venir.

Des plus de 1 500 camions achetés, près de 450 seront basés au Québec et seront utilisés par les unités des FAC, y compris la Réserve. Il y aura cinq variantes de ces camions, allant des camions de transport régulier aux camions de transport avec grue de manutention de matériaux. Les cabines peuvent également être remplacées par une cabine blindée pour être utilisée dans des environnements très dangereux.

L'achat de ces camions est assujetti à la politique sur les retombées industrielles et technologiques (RIT) du Canada, ce qui signifie que pour chaque dollar que le gouvernement consacre à des achats importants de matériel de défense, l'entrepreneur retenu doit remettre un dollar dans l'économie canadienne. Gr'ce à cette politique, le pouvoir d'achat du gouvernement est utilisé pour soutenir l'innovation et créer des emplois bien rémunérés dans la classe moyenne.

Citations

« Gr'ce à notre politique de défense, Protection, Sécurité, Engagement, nous fournissons aux femmes et aux hommes des Forces armées canadiennes le matériel dont ils ont besoin pour réaliser leur travail. Les camions logistiques sont un élément essentiel de la façon dont les militaires des Forces armées canadiennes effectuent leur important travail. C'est pourquoi je suis heureux de voir ces nouveaux véhicules modernes livrés à Valcartier et à d'autres endroits au Canada pour remplacer et moderniser la flotte actuelle de camions logistiques de poids moyen qui ont atteint la fin de leur vie utile. »

– Ministre de la Défense Harjit S. Sajjan

« Je suis très heureux de voir que ces nouveaux camions sont livrés à Valcartier pour être utilisés par un nombre d'unités basées au Québec. Que ce soit pour des opérations à l'étranger ou pour fournir un soutien aux collectivités locales pendant les inondations printanières, ces camions aideront les militaires des Forces armées canadiennes à accomplir leur travail. »

Ministre de la Famille, des Enfants et du Développement social Jean-Yves Duclos

Faits en bref

  • En juillet 2015, le gouvernement du Canada a octroyé deux contrats à Mack Defense, d'une valeur totale de 834 millions de dollars, pour la livraison de nouveaux camions, remorques, systèmes de protection blindée et pour du soutien en service.

  • Au Canada, plus de 1 500 camions, 300 remorques et 150 systèmes de protection blindés devraient être livrés au cours des deux prochaines années.

  • Les nouveaux camions peuvent transporter jusqu'à 9,5 tonnes.

https://www.canada.ca/fr/ministere-defense-nationale/nouvelles/2019/01/nouveaux-camions-logistiques-livres-a-valcartier.html

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