I have mod points, but dangit, I just have to say this:
I live in Canada, and I LOVE our government's goofy dedication to making sure we retain military capabilities in the frozen north.
(bit less happy with everything else the gov does, but ehhhh, politics)
Stealth snowmobile? FUND IT! More Icebreakers? FUND IT! New ice-base in the Arctic Circle? DO YOU EVEN NEED TO ASK?!
Honestly, it beats the heck out of invading Iraq.
The story is a bit misleading, by the way. $640,000 is the cost of the development contract, not the price per machine (which will be significantly lower, obviously).