General Dynamics to produce light armored vehicles for Marine Corps and Columbia
Ontario, Canada, 16 Jan. 2013. General Dynamics Land Systems Canada has been awarded two contracts for the production of light armored vehicles (LAVs).
-- General Dynamics Canada to provide software for NATO ground surveillance
-- General Dynamics acquires Applied Physical Sciences
-- General Dynamics acquires Fidelis Security Systems
The U.S. Marine Corps LAV-A2 is a mobile system for conducting a variety of missions, such as security, reconnaissance, offensive and defensive operations as part of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. The eight-wheeled vehicle operates on land and water. It is equipped with armor protection and an automatic fire-suppression system for crew protection, as well as a suspension system for mobility. The first delivery for the Marine Corps contract is scheduled for June 2014 and the last delivery will be made in October 2014.