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General Dynamics Awarded $374 Million Light Armoured Vehicle Lifecycle Support Contract by the Government of Canada

Category: Defence Industry

LAV III

LONDON, Ontario --- The Government of Canada has awarded a contract valued at $374 million (US $367 million) to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for a full range of lifecycle support services for the Canadian Forces fleet of Wheeled Light Armoured Vehicles. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company's parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics.

Services provided under this contract include fleet management, supply support, repair and overhaul, major vehicle repair, obsolescence management, and engineering and technical services. The contract will cover a period of five years commencing on June 1, 2008, with additional option years to be exercised at the discretion of the government. This is the second phase of a lifecycle support contract originally awarded in April 2004 and successfully completed in May 2008.

Dr. Sridhar Sridharan, senior vice-president of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada said, "This represents the continuation of a government-industry partnership that has been working effectively for over 30 years. With such a large installed fleet of our vehicles in Canada, it is important for us to provide effective and timely support to our Canadian customer." General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada is the original equipment manufacturer for the Bison, Coyote and LAV III vehicles supported by this contract.

Lifecycle support continues to be an important part of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada's overall business and has grown significantly over the last several years. In addition to expanded facilities in London, the company has established a new facility in Edmonton and a fleet management team that supports the Department of National Defence on site in Ottawa. Additional support is also provided through a network of Canadian suppliers located from coast-to-coast.

General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, located in London, Ontario, Canada is a business unit of General Dynamics Land Systems of Sterling Heights, Michigan. For over 30 years, more than 1,800 highly skilled technical employees have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported to global customers a unique family of light armoured vehicles (LAV).

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 84,000 people worldwide and reported 2007 revenues of $27.2 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and mission-critical information systems and technologies.

General Dynamics
15.07.2008

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