via RTT News.
General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada , a business unit of General Dynamics (GD: Quote), said it has been awarded a US$24 million contract to produce 13 Light Armored Vehicles or LAV-A2 for the U.S. Marine Corps.The LAV-A2 is a mobile, survivable and lethal system for conducting a variety of functions, including security, reconnaissance, offensive and defensive operations as part of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. The eight-wheeled vehicle operates on land and water. It is equipped with enhanced armor protection and an automatic fire-suppression system for crew protection, as well as a robust suspension for mobility.Vehicle production will be performed at the General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada operations in London, Ontario, with the existing workforce. The first delivery is scheduled for June 2014 and the last delivery will be made in October 2014.