Defence Minister BlairMinister Blair announced that Canada is investing up to $2.58 billion (including taxes) to acquire and maintain a new fleet of logistics vehicles for the Canadian Army. Canada has awarded contracts to General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada in a joint venture with Marshall Canada, for the Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) project. This project will provide the CAF with a new fleet of more than 1,000 light trucks and approximately 500 heavy trucks, as well as associated equipment such as armoured protection kits, modules, containers, and trailers.

This new, modern fleet of vehicles will enable the CAF to transport larger loads of personnel, equipment, and supplies, while also providing increased mobility and protection for CAF members. The vehicles are used to support a range of domestic and international operations including disaster relief, combat support, and peacekeeping. Delivery of the new vehicles is expected to begin in fall 2027, and they will replace the current fleet of light support vehicles, heavy logistics vehicles, and the minor fleet of heavy engineer support vehicles, which have all been in use since the late 1980s or early 1990s.


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.
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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 Power Team - LVM Vehicle➡ Equipment repairs
➡ Platform and vehicle maintenance
➡ Secure storage
➡ Advanced medical facilities

These are just some of the capabilities that Armed Forces are refining the ways in which they rapidly deploy, relocate, supply and maintain in the evolving world of modern warfare and emerging threats.

Find out why The Power Team is the partner of choice to support the global combat engineer through their logistical challenges:

Marshall Canada Executive Vice President Sam Michaud explains the transformative impact of the Logistics Vehicle Modernization project on Marshall’s business and the New Brunswick economy.

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Marshall CEO Kathy Jenkins welcomes the Canadian government’s decision to select General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada, representing The Power Team, as preferred bidder for its Logistics Vehicle Modernization project.

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"Marshall has operated in Canada for more than 17 years and views Canada as a second home." - Kathy Jenkins


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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