N.S. firm gets subcontract as military overhauls armoured vehicles
Master Corporal James Brisson of the of the 3rd Batallion of the Royal 22nd Regiment, from Val Belair, Que., is protected against the sand as he rides a LAV at the Patrol Base Wilson in the Zhari District, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:46AM EST
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia's IMP Electronic Systems has been awarded a $2.74 million subcontract as part of a $1.06 billion upgrade of the Canadian Army's light armoured vehicles.
The contract, one of several recently awarded across the country by General Dynamics Land Systems, was announced today at IMP's Hammonds Plains plant by Defence Minister Peter MacKay.
IMP will build the LAV III's cable and wiring harnesses, which will be used in the vehicle's chassis to power various subsystems.
Ottawa announced the program to overhaul 550 of the vehicles in October 2011.
The program's goal is to extend the life of the vehicles to 2035.