The US Army Tacom lifecycle management command has awarded a $138m contract to General Dynamics Land Systems for 82 light armoured vehicles (LAVs).

Under the contract, GD will produce LAV II version vehicles in four different variants for a foreign military sale (FMS).

The LAV II version is a 300hp 8×8 vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of up to 32,000lb.

The contract was signed through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown Agency of the Canadian Government, and deliveries of the vehicles will begin in January 2012.