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Favourite Photo April 12, 2024

Oa frigid March night, two BV 206 tracked carriers with guests head out for a tour during Operation NANOOK-NUNALIVUT.

Shot by MCpl. Alana Morinon, on March 7, 2024, the carriers moved guests from the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre to Crystal City for a tour during the Operation.

The BV 206, also known as the Bandvagn 206, is a unique tracked carrier. Its name translates to ‘Tracked Vehicle 206’ in English. This all-terrain transport vehicle is designed to conquer any road, weather, or climate condition. According to the Canadian Armed Forces website, the vehicle is used predominantly by the Canadian Army Immediate Reaction Units in domestic operations in winter and Arctic conditions.

The Swedish-produced vehicle, BV 206, can also be used in collective training, with the main focus on preparation for support to domestic operations. It has a crew of five personnel and can carry 11 passengers.

The large track area allows the vehicle to travel over deep snow and soft ground that would be impassable to almost any other tracked and wheeled vehicle. The vehicle’s four tracks propel it through water, making it amphibious.

Operation NANOOK-NUNALIVUT, an annual exercise by the Canadian Armed Forces, is a testament to their commitment to honing their arctic warfare skills. Held in the North, the Operation is a rigorous training ground where military personnel face the challenges of the Arctic environment, preparing them for any potential threats.

Photo taken by MCpl. Alana Morin, Joint Task Force – North, Yellowknife.

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