LAV Upgrades Funded, Contemplated

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LAV-25 in combat General Dynamics Land Systems Inc. in Sterling Heights, MI received a $14.6 million firm-fixed-price contract for Generation II Suspension Upgrade Kits for the family of light armored vehicles (LAVs). National Defense Magazine article looks at the lessons of Operation Iraqi Freedom and some of the ongoing challenges for the Marines’ LAV fleet. A subsequent article discusses the upgrades the Marines are contemplating for their LAVs, and provides a briefing on the status of several other programs and the Corps’ overall vehicle timeline as well. Work on the suspension upgrade contract will be performed in Ontario, Canada, and is expected to be complete by Aug. 31, 2007. This was a sole source contract initiated on Aug. 17, 2005 by the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, MI (W56HZV-06-C-0008).

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