The Director of the Canadian state agency defense area Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) delivered to the Marina de Guerra del Peru the first unit of the Armoured Vehicle 8 × 8 LAV II manufactured by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada. The delivery took place in General Dynamics facilities in the city of London Ontario province in Canada. The first vehicle receiving ceremony (a total of 32 acquired) was attended by the General Commander of the Navy: Admiral Edmundo Deville del Campo. These vehicles will join the Expeditionary Brigade Amphibious (BEA).
The vehicles have been designed especially to Peruvian specifications: they are low-maintenance and lightweight so they can move and manoeuvre quickly in Peru’s varied and difficult terrain.
They are also amphibious, so able to carry personnel from ship to shore, and come equipped with a 50-calibre gun.
The contract will see 32 vehicles delivered plus logistical support package. GLDS was awarded the US$ 55 million contract only last year by the Peruvian Ministry of Defence via the Government of Canada.