GDLS-Canada Vanguard MagazineA 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 strategic partners they need to face any challenge.
Among the numerous benefits of the LAV 6.0 family of vehicles, the centerpiece 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 realizing cost savings in maintenance, training, and supply and storage of spare parts.

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Game Changers - Heather DamarenVanguard Magazine recognizes innovators and trailblazers, and this issue they focus on Heather Damaren (Director, Manufacturing – Canada Operations) as one of their Game Changers.
Read more about Heather here.

CDR Magazine has released it’s ranking of Canada’s Top 100 Defence Companies, and GDLS-Canada has once again scored top marks!

General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada (GDLS-C) has been very busy in 2024. “Early this year, the Government selected the General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada and Marshall Canada-led team as the preferred bidder to provide the CAF with a new fleet of light and heavy logistics vehicles, equipment, and in-service support,” said Jason Alejandro Monahan, GDLS-C’s Vice President and General Manager. “To meet the forward-looking needs of the LVM program, GDLS-Canada, Marshall Canada, Mercedes-Benz (Daimler Trucks), Soframe and Manac joined together to develop a common platform solution, in the same innovative vein as the use of a common chassis in the LAV 6.0 family of vehicles.”

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The One for Canada. The Power Team LVMThe Power Team partners have been named as preferred bidder on Canada’s flagship vehicle logistics project.

A contract is expected to be awarded in spring 2024, pending final government approvals.

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As a member of General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada’s Power Team bidding on the Canadian military’s Logistic Vehicle Modernization (LVM) project, Heather Damaren has a critical role as lead on the In-Service Support components of the bid.

Learn more about Heather on page 40 here.


Mark Reid is General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada’s program manager for the Government of Canada’s Logistic Vehicle Modernization (LVM) project.

His over 14 years with General Dynamics has given Mark extensive experience in business development, strategic customer engagement, and project delivery. His unique perspective compliments General Dynamics’ focus on innovative thinking.

Read more in Volume 27, Issue 6 of CDR here.


Manac Inc. (“Manac”), Canada’s largest and most diverse trailer manufacturer, is excited to announce that they have been selected by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada to design and build the light capability trailer and the heavy equipment transporter in the General Dynamics team bid for Canada’s Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) program. Manac has five manufacturing plants, one in Oran, Missouri, another one in British Columbia, and three in the province of Quebec.

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