General Dynamics Awarded CAD$49 Million Contract to Supply LAV III Infantry Section Carriers to Canadian Forces

    LONDON, Ontario, Aug. 3 /CNW/ -- The Canadian Department of National
Defence has awarded a CAD$49.2 million (approximately USD$46.3 million)
contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada to provide 33 LAV III
Infantry Section Carriers.  General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian
company's parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:  
    Under this contract, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada will modify 33
existing LAV III chassis to an infantry section carrier configuration and
integrate a Remote Weapon Station on to the converted chassis.  The LAV III
chassis were originally manufactured under a previous contract for LAV III TOW
Under Armour (TUA) vehicles.  Rheinmetall Canada of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu,
Quebec, will supply the Remote Weapon Station, which will feature a universal
gun cradle capable of mounting 5.56, 7.62 and 12.7 mm armaments and a cooled
thermal sight system.
    Dr. Sridhar Sridharan, senior vice-president of General Dynamics Land
Systems-Canada, said, "As Canada's leading armoured vehicle manufacturer, our
workforce is committed and proud to support the Canadian Forces.  The
modification of these LAV III vehicles will provide the army with additional
capability as they conduct their challenging overseas missions."
    The delivery of the LAV III Infantry Section Carriers will occur from
June 2008 to March 2009.
    General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada, located in London, Ontario,
Canada is a business unit of General Dynamics Land Systems of Sterling
Heights, Michigan.  For 30 years, more than 1500 highly skilled technical
employees have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported to global
customers a unique family of light armoured vehicles (LAV).  More information
on the company is available at
    General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs
approximately 82,900 people worldwide and anticipates 2007 revenues of more
than $27 billion.  The company is a market leader in business aviation; land
and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and
marine systems; and information systems and technologies.  More information
about the company is available online at

For further information:

For further information: Ken Yamashita of General Dynamics Land Systems
-  Canada, +1-519-964-5813, +1-519-964-5488 (fax), Web Site:

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