General Dynamics Awarded $65 Million by the Colombian Ministry of National Defence for Light Armoured Vehicles

  General Dynamics Awarded $65 Million by the Colombian Ministry of National
                     Defence for Light Armoured Vehicles

PR Newswire

LONDON, Ontario, Jan. 10, 2013

LONDON, Ontario, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Colombian Ministry of
National Defence has awarded a USD$65.3 million contract to General Dynamics
Land Systems-Canada for 24 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) for the Colombian
Army. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company's parent
corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown
Agency of the Government of Canada.

This contract was a priority acquisition by the Colombian Ministry of National
Defence and provides a new capability for the Army. Vehicles provided under
this contract will be the LAV III version with double-V hull technology and
add-on armour that provides crew members with the latest in protection against
mine blasts, IEDs and other threats. All vehicles will be equipped with a
Rafael Remote Controlled Weapon Station. Deliveries will be completed by May
2014.

Dr. Sridhar Sridharan, senior vice-president and general manager for
International Operations, General Dynamics Land Systems, said, "We are proud
to have been selected by the Colombian military to meet their armoured vehicle
requirement and look forward to establishing a long-term relationship with
this very important customer."

For information about General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada, please visit
www.gdlscanada.com.

More information about General Dynamics is available on the Internet at
www.generaldynamics.com.

SOURCE General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada

Website: http://www.gdlscanada.com
Contact: Media: Ken Yamashita, +1-519-964-5813, yamashik@gdls.com; Investors:
Amy Gilliland, +1-703-876-3748, agilliland@gd.com
 
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