Canada awards $2.7 billion apparel and footwear contract to Logistik Unicorp

Canada has awarded a contract worth up to C$3.7 billion ($2.7 billion) over 20 years to Logistik Unicorp to supply operational clothing and footwear to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), according to a statement released Thursday.

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News/Sputnik – October 20, 2022) Canada has awarded a contract worth up to C$3.7 billion ($2.7 billion) over 20 years to Logistik Unicorp to supply apparel and operational footwear in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), according to a release Thursday.

“Today, Minister of National Defence, Anita Anand, announced that Logistik Unicorp based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, has been awarded a contract to supply operational clothing and footwear to the Canadian Armed Forces” , said the Department of National Defense. The defense said in the statement.

The contract will include approximately 1,222 different garments and footwear worn by CAF members while deployed, including combat uniforms using the Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT) camouflage; badges and badges, footwear including combat boots, hot/arid weather boots and mukluks; winter clothing such as parkas, head coverings and hand clothes; and soldiers’ personal equipment, such as sleeping bags and backpacks.

This contract will provide supplies to more than 160,000 people, including Regular and Reserve Force members, Canadian Rangers, Junior Rangers, Search and Rescue Technicians, Firefighters and Cadets. This contract also contains provisions allowing for the ad hoc purchase of equipment needed for unscheduled deployment operations – such as the immediate supply of personal protective equipment during critical emergencies.