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Putting armoured vehicle tracks to the test at icy 5 Wing Goose Bay

The Canadian military was slipping and sliding around the base at 5 Wing Goose Bay Wednesday as they put their vehicles to the test.
Officials tested out rubber and studded tracks 1:01

The Canadian military was slipping and sliding around the base at 5 Wing Goose Bay Wednesday as they put their vehicles to the test.

A group from Ottawa was in Labrador to take advantage of the cold weather to check out new technology on their armoured vehicles.

A two-inch thick slab of ice was used to see how the machines operated with new, studded winter tracks.

"If you look at Montreal, Ottawa or around the last week, the temperature was so high it was not good for us to do this trial," said Master Warrant Officer Pierre Carrier.

"So this is why we ask to do the trial in Goose Bay. We [knew] the temperature was good."

Canadian-made, the tracks were created in Drummondville, Que.

In the end it was evident that the studded winter tracks fared much better than regular rubber tracks.

Watch the video above of the testing at the base.

With files from Jacob Barker

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