General Dynamics Wins $65M to Supply Colombia with Armored Vehicles; Sridhar Sridharan Comments

general-dynamics-logo-lgGeneral 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.

You may also be interested in...

DARPA PPB program

FLIR Wins DARPA Contract to Develop Fabric for Biological, Chemical Hazard Protection

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded FLIR Systems a potential five-year, $20.5 million contract to produce a fabric material with built-in features that could offer warfighters protection from harmful biological and chemical agents. FLIR said Monday it initially secured $11.2 million from the agency to perform prototyping work under the Personalized Protective Biosystems effort with the goal of creating a suite of fabrics and garments for military use.

William Evanina Advisory Board Peraton

Peraton Appoints William Evanina to Advisory Board; Stu Shea Quoted

Peraton announced on Tuesday it has appointed William Evanina, former director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), to the company's advisory board. Evanina joined other experienced government and industry technology experts who provide advice and counsel to the company to guide its strategic direction.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Deploys Second Service Extension Vehicle for Intelsat Satellite

Northrop Grumman and its SpaceLogistics subsidiary have docked a satellite servicing vehicle to an Intelsat-built commercial communications satellite operating in geostationary orbit as part of a five-year life-extension contract between the companies. Northrop said Monday the Mission Extension Vehicle-2 will provide the IS-10-02 with robotics-based services to extend the satellite's life while in space.