Tuesday, April 03, 2007

What Happens With the Worn Out LAVs?

Canadian Army Accelerating Rebuilding
of Worn Out LAV-3 Armoured Vehicles

Canadian mechanized troops aboard a
LAV-3 armoured vehicle in this file photo
in Kabul, Afghanistan.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (CP) - The Canadian army is accelerating the rebuilding of LAV-3 (Light Armoured Vehicles) armoured vehicles that are worn out or damaged from service in Afghanistan.
Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie said the light armoured vehicles are cycled through a repair plant in Edmonton. Leslie said within eight months, most of Canada's LAV fleet in Afghanistan will be sent through the rebuilding facility.
When worn out vehicles are sent back to Canada for repair, they are replaced by fresh LAVs.
Canada bought about 700 LAV-3s a few years ago, but the military won't say how many are in Afghanistan now.
Leslie said Canada expects to continue using its LAV-3 fleet for up to 20 years.

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