The first model of a brand new Armoured Combat Support Vehicle (ACSV) was rolled on the General Dynamics Land Systems plant in London, Ont.
A Troop Cargo Vehicle (TCV) manufactured for the Canadian Army was unveiled throughout a digital occasion with Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan, celebrating the “roll-out” of the Armoured Combat Support Vehicle (ACSV) program’s first automobile.
The firm will construct 360 Armoured Combat Support Vehicles (ACSV) in eight variants as a part of a $3-billion contract with the Canadian Armed Forces.
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They’ll exchange older LAVs which have protected Canadian Soldiers on missions overseas for greater than 40 years.
“You do critical work for Canada every single day…because of your skill and dedication, Canadian Forces members will soon have combat support vehicles they can rely on,” Harjit Sajjan mentioned.
London Mayor Ed Holder, London North Centre MP Peter Fragiskatos and London West MP Kate Young, amongst others, have been current to have fun the ‘roll-out.’
“‘We are so grateful for the ongoing support for advanced manufacturing in London, and for this facility in particular, the positive economic impact represented by GDLS Canada is felt not only here in London but across the province and around the country,” mentioned Holder.
“For nearly 20-years, GDLSC has employed thousands of Londoners, all dedicated to building the equipment our military needs to conduct operations at home and abroad. GDLSC is a pillar of our local economy in London and certainly in the southwest region of Ontario as well,” Fragiskatos added.
The first automobile rolled off the manufacturing line in December 2020 with deliveries occurring via Feb. 2025. The automobiles will assist the LAV 6.0 automobiles in service with the Canadian Forces.