Government of Canada Invests in Canadian Jobs and the

Government of Canada Invests in Canadian Jobs and the Canadian Armed
Forces' Fleet of Light Armoured Vehicles III 
LONDON, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/13 -- Mr. Joe Preston,
Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, on behalf of the
Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence
and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La
Francophonie), today announced a number of significant subcontracts
that will play an important role in providing the Canadian Army with
a new and improved fleet of Light Armoured Vehicles III and creating
jobs.  
General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada has recently awarded a number
of subcontracts in the London area, valued at a total of $19.67
million, in support of the Light Armoured Vehicle III Upgrade
Project. These include: 


 
--  A $5.04 million subcontract to The Fluid Power House Inc. for hydraulic
    reservoirs and other key power pack components; 
--  A $2.54 million subcontract to I.G.D. Machined & Tool Ltd. for tapped
    pads and other metal fabrications and machine components; 
--  A $2.34 million subcontract to Cantwell Cullen & Company Inc. for hose
    assemblies; 
--  A $1.93 million subcontract to Advance Manufacturing Technologies ULC to
    perform machining services on the turret shell as well as to provide
    tube assemblies and other metal fabrications and machined components; 
--  A $1.51 subcontract to Rho-Can Machine & Tool Company Ltd. for base
    plates and tube assemblies as well as other metal fabrications and
    machined components; 
--  A $1.47 million subcontract to Abuma Manufacturing Limited for metal
    guards and housings; 
--  A $1.22 million subcontract to Militex Coatings Inc., in association
    with Plasan Sasa Ltd., to manufacture spall liner - an advanced
    ballistic material that will provide high levels of protection against
    improvised explosive devices, mine blasts, as well as kinetic and
    chemical energy threats; 
--  A $1.29 million subcontract to Noordermeer Bros. Inc. for torsion bars
    and other fabrications and machined components; 
--  A $0.82 million subcontract to Calco Metal Manufacturing Corp. for tube
    and manifold assemblies as well as other metal fabrications and machined
    components; 
--  A $0.76 million subcontract to 
Davwire: Defense & Aviation Wiring Inc.
    for high quality cable and wiring harnesses; 
--  A $0.28 million subcontract to Electrozad Supply Co. (London) Limited
    for rails;
--  A $0.24 million subcontract to Vandex Manufacturing Limited for bracket
    and frame assemblies as well as other metal fabrications and machined
    components; and 
--  A $0.25 million subcontract to Hose Headquarters Ltd. for bulkhead
    tubes, fittings and connectors.

 
"Today's announcement demonstrates our continued support of our brave
men and women in uniform and skilled Canadian workers - including
right here in Ontario," said Mr. Preston. "Our investments will
provide our troops with the modern equipment they need to conduct
their missions safely and effectively for many decades to come." 
"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," said Minister
Valcourt. 
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 that will remain the backbone of
domestic and expeditionary task forces, extending the life span of
the Light Armoured Vehicle III to 2035. 
These subcontracts are 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 are prime examples 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 Land Systems - Canada commits the company to
re-invest 100 per cent 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." 
"Canadian soldiers need the best tools for the job and deserve the
best vehicle we can give them," said Danny Deep, vice president of
General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada. "The LAV III Upgrade Project
will enhance the LAV III fleet's survivability, operational
capability and long-term performance. With our Canadian design and
manufacturing base and over 500 suppliers located in every province
of Canada, we are proud to say that the best armoured vehicles in the
world are made in Canada."  
Note to editor/news director: A backgrounder is available at the
following link: http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouv
elles-eng.asp?id=3037
Contacts:
General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada
Ken Yamashita
Cellular: (519) 670-5887
yamashik@gdls.com 
Andrea Richer
Office of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, P.C., M.P.
613-996-3100 
Information: 1-866-377-0811/(613) 996-2353
www.forces.gc.ca
 
 
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