Canada will upgrade 66 additional LAV Light Armoured Vehicles with General Dynamics 1311121
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Defense News - Canada
|Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 12:35 AM|
|Canada will upgrade 66 additional LAV Light Armoured Vehicles with General Dynamics.|
A General Dynamics Canadian subsidiary is to upgrade 66 additional LAV light armored vehicles for the country's military under a $133.2 contract modification. The LAV by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada is an 8x8 vehicle based on the Swiss MOWAG Piranha IIIH. It is the Canadian army's main armored infantry vehicle.
LAV III combat armoured vehicle of Canadian Army in Afghanistan
(Credit photo Combat Camera Canada)
"Helping to protect the men and women of the Canadian forces is a privileged role and we understand our responsibility and what is at stake," said Danny Deep, vice president of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada. "The upgraded LAV III will provide our Canadian soldiers with one of the most advanced and modern vehicles of this type in the world.
"It will also provide much-needed job stability throughout Canada's high-value defense sector."