Colombian Ministry of National Defense has concluded with General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada contract price of $ 65.3 million to supply 24 light armored vehicle (LAV) for the Colombian Army. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company’s parent company, is a division of General Dynamics.
The treaty was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a crown agency of the Government of Canada.
This agreement relates to one of the priority programs of the Ministry of Public Procurement Colombian defense and provides new capabilities for the army of this country. Under this contract will be delivered light armored vehicles in the performance of LAV III, which are retrofitted with the technology of double V-shaped hull and armor more expensive, which will provide the crew members of the tallest available on such machine level of protection from mines, improvised explosive devices and other ugroz.Vse machine will be equipped combat units with remote control RCWS Israeli company Rafael. Deliveries will be completed by May 2014.
Dr. Sridhar Sridharan (Sridhar Sridharan), senior vice president and general manager of international operations of General Dynamics Land Systems, said: «We are proud to have been selected by the Colombian military to fulfill their requirements for armored vehicles and look forward to the establishment of long-term relationships with this very fundamental customer. «