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Vanguard April/May 2024

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22 APRIL/MAY 2024 P E R S P E C T I V E Sponsored Content Soframe, and Manac, will supply the CAF with Daimler Truck's Zetros platform in Heavy and Light configurations with over 90% commonality across the chassis and its subsystems. Rather than supporting and maintaining two completely different fleets, the high commonality across the CAF's new fleet will provide savings to Canada through a common logistics footprint that reduces fied by the Government of Canada as the preferred bidder for the Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) Program to supply the CAF with a new fleet of light and heavy logistics vehicles, trailers, mission modules, and in-service support, replacing the CAF's aging fleet of support vehicles. General Dynamics Land Systems-Cana- da and Marshall Canada, with the other Power Team members Daimler Truck, GENERAL DYNAMICS LAND SYSTEMS-CANADA: MEETING THE EVOLVING DEMANDS OF THE CANADIAN ARMY'S LAND-BASED OPERATIONS A History of Excellence General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, headquartered in London, Ontario, is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and support of Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) and other capability solutions for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Canada's allies around the globe. For over 47 years, the most important mission of every General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada employee is to work in partnership with the CAF to deliver the best capability for our soldiers to ensure they have the products, technologies, and strate- gic partners they need to face any challenge. Among the numerous benefits of the LAV 6.0 family of vehicles, the center- piece of the CAF's combat vehicle fleet, is its ability to deliver multiple variants with a common baseline chassis. The LAV 6.0 shares its baseline chassis and performance with all eight Armoured Combat Support Vehicle (ACSV) variants developed for the CAF, including Ambulances, Command Posts, Maintenance and Recovery Vehicles, Fitters, and Troop-Cargo Vehicles, thus re- alizing cost savings in maintenance, train- ing, and supply and storage of spare parts. A Common Platform for Logistics Vehicles Early this year, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada and Marshall Canada, representing the Power Team, were identi- The Power Team's Zetros platform for the Logistics Vehicle Modernization program.

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