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General Dynamics Awarded $67 Million by the Peruvian Ministry of Defence for Light Armoured Vehicles - Jul. 24, 2014

July 24, 2014
Contact: Ken Yamashita
Tel: 519 964 5813
yamashik@gdls.com

General Dynamics Awarded $67 Million by the Peruvian Ministry of Defence for Light Armoured Vehicles

LONDON, Ontario, Canada – The Peruvian Ministry of Defence has awarded a USD$67 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for 32 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) for the Peruvian Marines. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company’s parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown corporation of the Government of Canada.

Vehicles provided under this contract will be personnel carrier variants of the LAV II family of vehicles with amphibious capability. Included in the contract is a complete logistics support package. Deliveries will commence by mid-2015.

Danny Deep, vice-president of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, said, “We are proud to have been selected by the Peruvian Marines to meet their armoured vehicle requirement and look forward to establishing a long-term relationship with this very important customer.”

For information about General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada, please visit www.gdlscanada.com

More information about General Dynamics is available at www.generaldynamics.com.

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Government of Canada News Release: Largest Advanced Manufacturing Export Win in Canada's History - Feb. 14, 2014

February 14, 2014

Shannon Gutoskie
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade
613-992-7332

Largest Advanced Manufacturing Export Win in Canada’s History

Manufacturing sector workers and firms to benefit from creation of thousands of jobs across southern Ontario and every region of Canada

February 14, 2014 - London, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and Danny Deep, Vice President, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, announced today a historic multi-billion dollar contract win for vehicles and associated equipment, training and support services.

The announcement was made in London, Ontario, where the light armoured vehicles will be designed and manufactured and which will become the epicentre of a cross-Canada supply chain directly benefiting more than 500 local Canadian firms.

This 14-year contract will create and sustain more than 3,000 jobs each year in Canada, with southern Ontario accounting for approximately 40 percent of the supply base.

Facilitated by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), the Government of Canada’s international government-to-government contracting organization, the contract is with Saudi Arabia, a priority market under the government’s new Global Markets Action Plan.

Quick Facts

Minister Fast led trade missions to Saudi Arabia in 2012 and 2013.

In 2013, Canadian merchandise exports to Saudi Arabia totalled $900 million.

In 2012, the advanced manufacturing sector contributed an estimated $164.6 billion in GDP and supported 1.7 million jobs across the country.

Canada’s manufacturing sector spent $7.3 billion on R & D in 2013, which accounted for 47 percent of total business R & D expenditures in Canada.

In 2012-13, CCC was active in 72 countries with more than 210 Canadian companies and signed approximately $1 billion in contracts.

Quotes

“Our government is focused on creating good jobs and opportunities for Canadian workers and their families. This landmark contract win will create thousands of advanced manufacturing jobs and new sources of prosperity throughout southern Ontario and every region of Canada. Our government will continue to support our exporters and manufacturers to create jobs, as part of our government’s most ambitious pro-trade, pro-export plan in Canadian history.”

- Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade

“This latest contract confirms our position as a leading armoured vehicle designer and manufacturer in the world and a Key Industrial Capability in Canada. This is a testament to the skills and quality of work that exist in Canada today. In addition, we are grateful for all of the assistance provided by the Government of Canada. The whole-of-government approach to export sales gives us a strategic advantage as we pursue international markets.”

- Danny Deep, Vice President, General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada

“This is an Olympic win for Canada and for Canadian manufacturers. It shows how great people in truly innovative companies like GDLS can compete internationally and bring home the gold. Like all victories, it's been the result of a team effort in which the Government has played a crucial role. All Canadians should be proud of this record achievement.”

- Jayson Myers, President and CEO, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

Associated Links

Global Markets Action Plan

Canadian Commercial Corporation

Contacts

Shannon Gutoskie
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade
613-992-7332

Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
613-995-1874

media@international.gc.ca
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General Dynamics Awarded $52 Million to Develop Upgrades for U.S. Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle Program - May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014
Contact: Ken Yamashita
Tel: 519 964 5813
yamashik@gdls.com

General Dynamics Awarded $52 Million to Develop Upgrades for U.S. Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle Program

LONDON, Ontario, Canada – The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command has awarded a USD$52.3 million contract modification to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada to develop upgrades in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Mobility and Obsolescence (MOB) Upgrade and Integration Program. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company’s parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown Agency of the Canadian Government.

Under this contract, General Dynamics will develop a fully integrated replacement power pack, suspension, driveline, steering system and upgraded electrical components. The work scope includes the development and delivery of engineering and logistics data, as well as test support and delivery of prototypes. Work under this contract will continue until May 2017.

For information about General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada, please visit www.gdlscanada.com.

More information about General Dynamics is available at www.generaldynamics.com.

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GDLS-C Awarded $287 Million by the Government of Canada for LAV Reconnaissance Surveillance System Upgrade - November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014
Contact: Ken Yamashita
Tel: 519 964 5813
Fax: 519 964 5488
yamashik@gdls.com

General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada Awarded $287 Million by the Government of Canada for LAV Reconnaissance Surveillance System Upgrade

LONDON, Ontario – The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, announced today that the Government of Canada has awarded a CDN$287 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for the provision and integration of an enhanced surveillance suite on to Canadian LAV III Upgrade vehicles, known as LAV 6.0.

The upgraded surveillance system will include a 10-meter retractable mast, an Operator Control Station and a surveillance suite inclusive of radar, thermal/day and image intensification sights, laser range finder and GPS mounted on a stabilized platform. These enhancements will allow for superior detection ranges, on-the-move operation, integrated silent watch power management and the transmission of images through the communications system.

"General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada continues their 37 year partnership with the Government of Canada," said Danny Deep, vice president of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada. "More than 20 years ago, we designed and delivered to the Canadian Army the Coyote vehicle which at the time was the best reconnaissance/surveillance vehicle in the world. We are now privileged to deliver the next generation of advanced surveillance capability to the Canadian soldier."

Deliveries of LAV 6.0 vehicles equipped with the upgraded surveillance suite will commence in December 2016.

For information about General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada, a business of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), please visit www.gdlscanada.com.

More information about General Dynamics is available at www.generaldynamics.com.