STERLING HEIGHTS, Michigan, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – General Dynamics Land Systems boasted on 18th February 2019 of a $37.2 million (USD) contract awarded to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for delivery of 60 hardware kits for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) Reset Program, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
The hardware kit that will modernize Marine Corps LAVs will contribute to key obsolescence and readiness issues and features a modern powerpack, driveline system, driver’s instrument panel and a new turret slip ring. The completely integrated kits will be procured by General Dynamics and supplied to the Marine Corps for installation at Marine Corps Production Plants.
The agreement was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown corporation of the Government of Canada, under the Defence Production Sharing Agreement (DPSA) between Canada and the United States.
The LAV-25 (Light Armoured Vehicle) is an armoured reconnaissance amphibious vehicle meaning that it has the ability to “swim”, but limited to non-surf bodies of water (no oceans). It was built by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, developed from the Canadian built AVGP versions of the Swiss MOWAG Piranha 6×6 family of armoured fighting vehicles. It is used by the United States Marine Corps, United States Army, and the Canadian Army. It is planned the LAV platform to remain in service with the Marine Corps until 2035 and the Marines aim to have prototypes for the LAV’s replacement, called the Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV), by 2023.
About General Dynamics Land Systems
Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. General Dynamics Land Systems offers innovative design, technology, engineering, production and full life-cycle support for land combat vehicles all over the world. The extensive experience of the company, its customer-first focus and seasoned supply chain network provide unmatched capabilities to the United States military and its allies.
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Source: General Dynamics Land Systems, Wikipedia