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General Dynamics wins Peruvian Marine LAV contract

25th July 2014 - 11:04 by The Shephard News Team

General Dynamics wins Peruvian Marine LAV contract

General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada will supply the Peruvian Ministry of Defence with new Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) under a contract signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation of the Government of Canada. The $67 million contract was announced on 24 July.

The contract will see GDLS-Canada supply 32 personnel carrier variants of the LAV II family of vehicles with amphibious capability. They will be used by the Peruvian Marines.

Danny Deep, vice-president, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, said: ‘We are proud to have been selected by the Peruvian Marines to meet their armoured vehicle requirement and look forward to establishing a long-term relationship with this very important customer.’

A complete support package is also included in the contract. Deliveries are scheduled to begin mid-2015.

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