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The Canadian army could not use some of its new tanks in Afghanistan shortly after their arrival because of technical problems, indicated the auditor General Sheila Fraser in a report published Tuesday. So that the tanks Leopard 2A6M are of return on the combat battlefield, it was necessary to strip some parts of other armoured vehicles in the zone of war, or on tanks intended for the training. According to the general auditor, the problem was worsened by a shortage of spare parts. She added that it is as a last resort that one takes parts on tanks on the field, but that the operational force in Afghanistan immediately started to use this method as of the arrival of the Leopard 2 A6M. A series of intense combat and a growing number of roadside bombs obliged the army to deploy a squadron of old tanks Leopard 1 in Kandahar, in the autumn of 2006. The commanders quickly realized that the tanks are old and that air-conditioning is not adequate in the desert. In April 2007, the conservative government announced that it was going to spend 650 million $ for an emergency plan for the acquisition of new tanksThe Canadian army could not use some of its new tanks in Afghanistan shortly after their arrival because of technical problems, indicated the auditor General Sheila Fraser in a report published Tuesday.

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