In what has to be the most Canadian story of the year, the Canadian Press is reporting that the Canadian military has been secretly testing a $620,000 stealth snowmobile.
We first heard about this project two years ago when Canadian Department of Defence posted a public tender for a hybrid-electric snowmobile (you can read about that here). According to the tender, the stealth snowmobile required a range of at least 15 kilometers (about nine miles) at an average speed of 20 km/h (12 mph) when in quiet mode. The tender also stated that the stealth snowmobile must have the ability to switch to silent mode easily and quickly with minimal tools. CrossChasm Technologies from Waterloo, Ont. put together the winning bid and built the prototype.