IMP Electronic Systems, Hammonds Plains NS, has been awarded a $2.74-million subcontract by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada in support of the Light Armoured Vehicle III Upgrade Project, as announced recently by the Ministry of National Defence.
"Our investments in renewing the Canadian Armed Forces' capabilities on land, sea and air are building a first-class, modern military that is ready to take on the challenges of the 21st Century - while supporting Canadian workers across the country," says Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency).
The Light Armoured Vehicle III Upgrade Project, one of four Family of Land Combat Vehicle projects announced by the Government of Canada, will capitalize on existing and evolving technology to improve the protection, mobility and lethality of the Light Armoured Vehicle III fleet. The project will modernize a portion of the existing fleet to ensure it remains a highly protected, operationally mobile and tactically agile combat vehicle and the backbone of domestic and expeditionary task forces by extending the life span of the Light Armoured Vehicle III to 2035.
This subcontract is a result of the Government of Canada's $1.064 billion contract award to General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada in October 2011 for the delivery of 550 upgraded Light Armoured Vehicles and is a prime example of the high quality work Canadian industry is carrying out as a result of the Government of Canada's Industrial and Regional Benefits policy. The Government of Canada's agreement with General Dynamics commits the company to re-invest 100% of the contract value in business activities in the Canadian economy, further expanding the economic benefits of this procurement in regions across the country.
"Our Government is leveraging large-scale investments and positioning Canadian industry to take advantage of not only current but emerging value chains," said the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry. "The Industrial and Regional Benefits Policy provides Canadian companies with access to lucrative business opportunities, ensuring that 100 per cent of contracts result in direct and indirect business activity in Canada."
IMP Electronic Systems will be providing high quality cable and wiring harnesses, which will be used in the Light Armoured Vehicle III chassis to power the various vehicle subsystems. IMP has been supporting General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada for over 15 years, supplying cables on the original Light Armoured Vehicle - Armoured Personnel Carrier build, awarded in 1996.