General Dynamics to Equip Canadian LAV IIIs with New Surveillance System

General Dynamics to Equip Canadian LAV IIIs with New Surveillance System

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Canada: General Dynamics Land Systems Canada (GDLS-C) has been awarded a contract to supply an enhanced surveillance suite for the Canadian Army's upgraded light-armoured vehicle III (LAV III) fleet. Under the USD 254 million contract, the company will supply and install the surveillance suite on 66 LAV 6.0 vehicles, improving the safety of soldiers and their ability to detect and engage threats from much greater distances than ever before.

The system will be equipped with a 10m retractable mast and operator control station, as well as a surveillance suite, which includes radar, thermal / day and image intensification sights, laser range finder and a GPS mounted on a stabilised platform. The enhancements are expected to enable superior detection ranges, on-the-move operation, integrated silent-watch power management and the transmission of images through the communications system.

Source: Army technology