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General Dynamics Awarded USD 2 2 Billion Contract for Light Armored Vehicles presumably for the Saud.

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The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, in support of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC), has awarded a $2.2 billion contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for 724 Light Armored Vehicles (LAV) for a Foreign Military Sale (FMS). Vehicle deliveries will begin in April 2011. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company's parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics. The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown Agency of the Canadian Government. 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 10 different variants. The Light Armored Vehicles ordered under this contract are a variant of the Canadian Army’s Coyote; they will be exported, presumably to the Saudi National Guard.General Dynamics Awarded USD$2.2 Billion Contract for Light Armored Vehicles, presumably for the Saudi National Guard. Vehicles provided under this contract will be the LAV II version.

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