Ottawa, CANADA – The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is proud to announce the successful delivery of 22 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) to the Chilean Navy, which CCC helped acquire from New Zealand through a $31 million government to government (G2G) contract.
Originally manufactured by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada through a contract with the New Zealand Government, the LAVs were surplus inventory of New Zealand’s military.
The LAVs, to be operated by the Chilean Navy’s Marine Corps, will contribute to the country’s coastal and territorial defence, and support humanitarian efforts during natural disasters like earthquakes and flooding.
CCC’s government-to-government (G2G) contract with the Chilean Navy builds on the bilateral defence collaboration between Canada and Chile, which has grown in scope and intensity in recent years, particularly since the signature of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on defence cooperation in April 2012. Chile became a member of Canada’s Military Training and Cooperation Program in June 1998, with approximately 393 Chilean students having received training to date.
CCC is Canada’s government to government (G2G) contracting agency. For over 75 years, CCC has been helping Canadian companies establish successful commercial relationships with foreign governments. Every G2G contract signed with CCC has the legal effect of being signed in the name of the Government of Canada and comes with an assurance of contract performance and alignment with Canada’s integrity compliance expectations. To learn about how Canada’s G2G contracts support defence trade, contact CCC.
“This delivery of 22 light armoured vehicles originally manufactured by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada to the Chilean Navy is a key marker of the growing defence trade between Canada and Chile, which CCC is proud to support.” – Kim Douglas, Vice-president of Business Development and Marketing, CCC.
The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is Canada’s government to government contracting agency. We help build successful commercial relationships between Canadian businesses and governments around the world through our government to government contracting approach. We are also the Government of Canada’s designated contracting authority for U.S. DoD requirements from Canada. To learn more about how we have facilitated billions in trade between Canadian businesses and governments around the world, visit ccc.ca.