Canadian Military Testing Stealth Snowmobiles. Those Canadians Sleigh Me

Canadian stealth snowmobileThe Canadian military has been secretly test-driving a $620,000 stealth snowmobile in its quest to quietly whisk troops on clandestine operations in the Arctic. The Canadian Press has learned that soldiers have taken the new hybrid-electric snowmobile prototype on trial runs to evaluate features such as speed, noise level, battery endurance and acceleration. The Department of National Defence even has a nickname for its cutting-edge, covert tool: “Loki,” after the “mythological Norse shape-shifting god.” Word of the federal hunt for a stealth snowmobile first surfaced two years ago when National Defence’s research and development agency posted a public tender. That 2011 tendering document, however, offered few details on the future of these missions, except for the top priority: silence. (read more at CBC News)

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