General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, a business unit of General Dynamics, has won a $65.3 million contract from the Colombian Ministry of National Defence to supply 24 light armored vehicles to the Colombian Army, according to a company statement.
Dr. Sridhar Sridharan, senior vice president and general manager for international operations, General Dynamics Land Systems said the company is proud to have been selected by the Colombian military to meet their armored vehicle requirement.
General Dynamics will provide the LAV III version including double-V hull technology and add-on armor equipped with a Rafael remote controlled weapon station to provide crew members protection against mine blasts, IEDs and other threats.
The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a crown agency of the government of Canada.
According to the release, deliveries are expected to be completed by May 2014.