General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has secured another international contract for a variant of its Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV). Following deals in the last 18 months with Colombia and Saudi Arabia, the London, Ontario-based firm was awarded a US$67 million contract by the Peruvian Ministry of Defence for 32 personnel carrier variants based on the LAV II, with amphibious capability.

The contract, which includes a complete logistics support package, was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation. Deliveries will begin next year.

“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,” said Danny Deep, vice-president of GDLSC.