USMC orders additional light armoured vehicles
General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada will supply the US Marine Corps (USMC) with 13 additional Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV-A2) under a $24 million contract announced on 15 January.
The contract was awarded through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown Agency of the Canadian Government, with the first delivery scheduled for June 2014 and the last delivery due in October 2014.
The USMC has ordered 253 LAV-A2 vehicles since 2007. The LAV-A2 is a mobile, survivable and lethal system for conducting a variety of functions, including security, reconnaissance, offensive and defensive operations as part of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. The eight-wheeled vehicle operates on land and water. It is equipped with enhanced armour protection and an automatic fire-suppression system for crew protection, as well as a robust suspension for mobility.
Michael Bolon, senior vice president, Marine and Navy sector at General Dynamics Land Systems, said: ‘General Dynamics Land Systems is proud of its heritage with the marine corps and is committed to serving the corps with cost-effective mission-critical products and services.’
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