Another procurement embarrassment has some in Ottawa predicting that Peter MacKay's days as defence minister are numbered.
On the heels of the F-35 debacle, it appears a $2 billion competition to choose a supplier for up to 138 armoured infantry fighting vehicles has gone awry.
According to a story in the National Post, the new, medium-weight infantry support vehicle is intended to fill the gap between the LAV IIIs that were hit so often by improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan and the Leopard C2 tank.
"Three bidders were chosen — French giant Nexter, General Dynamics Land Systems and BAE/Hagglunds — but sources suggest that all failed tests set by National Defence," notes the article written by John Ivison.
"A bidders' conference was convened by DND to discuss price and technical modifications. However, the meeting was cancelled by the independent Fairness Monitor, which deemed it may have been unfair to bidders that did not make it onto the short-list and expose the governmentRead More »from Latest defence department blunder could mean an end to Peter Mackay’s political career