LONDON, Ontario, 5 Jan. 2011. General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada won a $138 million contract from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command for 82 Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs) for a Foreign Military Sale (FMS). Vehicle deliveries will begin in January 2012.
The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corp., a Crown Agency of the Canadian Government. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company's parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics.
"This order underscores the continued relevance of these proven combat vehicles in modern military forces,” Dr. Sridhar Sridharan, senior vice-president of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, says. “We are pleased to be working once again with TACOM in support of their Foreign Military Sales program."
Vehicles provided under this contract will be the LAV II version, a 300-horsepower, 8x8 vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of up to 32,000 lbs (14,500 kg). The vehicles will be produced in four different variants.