General Dynamics Canada lands two defence contracts

Canadian defence contractor tapped to build ground stations, upgrade LAV surveillance systems.

0 November 13, 2014
by Design Engineering staff

14-Nov-General-Dynamics-Canada-LAV-625General Dynamics Canada announced that it has been awarded two Canadian defence-related contracts totalling more than $350 million. Worth CAD$59.1 million, the first contract is for the design-and-build of seven Mercury Global anchor stations across Canada. The network will provide access to the Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) constellation and Canadian Forces with high speed secure communications. In addition, the defence contractor will also provide support services, worth an additional $8.5 million.

In a separate contract, General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada was awarded a contract to equip 66 upgraded Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) with a new reconnaissance and surveillance system. The system improvements include integration of radar sensors within the LAVs and new infra-red equipment to improve night-time vision as well as upgrades to the vehicle’s firepower and mobility.

According to the company, the new contract will maintain 60 full-time positions at General Dynamics, mainly in its London, Ontario facility, and generate or maintain a significant number of additional jobs among the company’s sub-contractors.

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