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Canadian Commercial Corporation announces $418M contract with Colombia for GDLS-Canada LAVs

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As part of CCC’s G2G contract, GDLS-Canada will design, manufacture, test, deliver and provide in-service support for the 55 LAVs over a period of six years.

OTTAWA — CCC announces its $418-million government to government (G2G) contract with the Colombian Ministry of National Defense for the supply of 55 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) from General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-Canada). As part of CCC’s G2G contract, GDLS-Canada will design, manufacture, test, deliver and provide in-service support for the 55 LAVs over a period of six years.

Based in London, Ontario, GDLS-Canada is a manufacturer of light armoured vehicle platforms and sub-system integration. It employs approximately 1,750 people and supports 9,300 direct and indirect jobs through its supply chain.

CCC’s G2G contract builds on the longstanding diplomatic and economic relationship between Canada and Colombia. In 2013, CCC signed a similar G2G contract worth $65 million with the Colombian Ministry of National Defense for LAVs manufactured by GDLS-Canada.

CCC is Canada’s government to government (G2G) contracting agency.

Every G2G contract signed with CCC has the legal effect of being signed in the name of the Government of Canada and comes with an assurance of contract performance and alignment with Canada’s integrity compliance expectations.

“CCC takes pride in supporting defence trade by facilitating the sale of leading-edge Canadian technology and expertise to Colombia, a NATO global partner,” said Bobby Kwon, President and CEO of the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC).

“This new G2G contract with CCC will help GDLS-Canada sustain domestic production and contribute to the fulfillment of Canadian public policy priorities, including the essential work of economic reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples,” said Jason Alejandro Monahan, Vice President and General Manager of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-C).

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