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Last July, Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced the Canadian government would spend 5 billion Canadian dollars on the Close Combat Vehicle (CCV) program, the Force Mobility Enhancement program and tactical armored patrol vehicles.
He also said that the price included an estimated 1 billion Canadian dollars to upgrade the current fleet of light armored vehicles, known as LAV-3s.
Extensive use and the rough Afghanistan terrain have taken their toll on the LAV-3 fleet, he said.
The government has already selected General Dynamics Land Systems Canada, the builder of the LAV-3, as the prime contractor and systems integrator for the upgrade. The project will upgrade 550 vehicles with an option for an additional 80.
Originally posted by purplemonkeydishwasher
-_-edit on 3-8-2011 by purplemonkeydishwasher because: (no reason given)