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Saturday, February 15, 2014 10:36 AM
 
General Dynamics Canada to sell LAVs 8x8 armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia.
General Dynamics of Canada has received a new contract to sell armoured vehicles LAV to Saudi Arabia. The sale was secured with the help of the Canadian federal government for a total amount of $10 billion. The deal was announced Friday, February 14, 2014, by International Trade Minister Ed Fast at the London, Ont., plant of General Dynamics Land Systems.
     
General Dynamics of Canada has received a new contract to sell armoured vehicles LAV to Saudi Arabia. The sale was secured with the help of the Canadian federal government for a total amount of $10 billion. The deal was announced Friday, February 14, 2014, by International Trade Minister Ed Fast at the London, Ont., plant of General Dynamics Land Systems.
The LAV III was deployed in Afghanistan by the Canadian army
(Credit Photo Canadian army combat camera)
     

The Company is a subsidiary of General Dynamics United States with offices based in Canada. Delivery of the first vehicles is expected in 2016.

The total number of LAV vehicles sold to Saudi Arabia was not being revealed, but documents filed in the U.S. by General Dynamics Land System Canada put the contract at between $10 billion and $13 billion.

The contract with the Saudis follows an agreement last year that saw the General Dynamics operations in London, Ont., win a US$65.3-million contract with the Colombian government.

The Colombian Ministry of National Defence signed a deal to buy 24 light armoured vehicles from General Dynamics.

The General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) is the standard wheeled armoured vehicle in service since many years with the Canadian Army.

In January 1997, the Diesel Division, General Motors of Canada (today General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada), was awarded a contract worth C$552 million for the supply of 240 new LAV-III 8 × 8 armoured personnel carriers for the Canadian Forces.

The General Dynamics Canada LAV III is an 8x8 armoured vehicle personnel carrier equipped with a two-man turret. The turret is armed with a US ATK Gun Systems Company 25 mm M242 Chain Gun with a 7.62 mm C6 coaxial machine gun and a 5.56 mm C9 machine gun on the turret roof for air and local defence.

The LAV-III will be used for the troop transport role with a total of eight troops being carried in the rear troop compartment.

 

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