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Delayed Canadian LAV recce system back on track

6th May 2021 - 09:54 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland

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LRSS programme will output the LAV 6.0 Recce variant, that provides the same level of survivability, mobility and firepower as the baseline LAV 6.0. It is designed to carry a crew of five (driver, gunner, commander, operator, fifth occupant) (GDLS-C)

The LRSS has suffered delays because of the bankruptcy of a subcontractor to DRS that was supposed to provide the telescopic mast system for the LAV surveillance system.

The handover of the first Canadian Army LAV 6.0 vehicle fitted with the new Light Armoured Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (LRSS) is anticipated later in 2021.

Deliveries will run through to mid-2022. This represents a delay of 12-18 months than initially planned due to a key systems supplier going ...

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