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Data Cable Co. Lands $1.89 Million Contract with Canadian Armed Forces

ORANGEVILLE, Ont.—Data Cable is proud to announce a $1.89 million subcontract with General Dynamics Land Systems to support an updated fleet of light armoured vehicles for the Canadian Armed Forces. “The partnership demonstrates our continued support of our brave men and women in uniform and skilled Canadian workers—including right here in Orangeville,” said the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence. “Our investments will provide our troops with the modern equipment they need to conduct their missions safely and effectively for many decades to come while supporting Canadian workers across the country.” The Light Armoured Vehicle III Upgrade Project is one of four combat vehicle projects announced by the Government of Canada this year. The project will use evolving technology to improve protection, mobility and lethality of the Light Armoured Vehicle III fleet. Ensuring the protection, operation mobility and tactical agility of the combat vehicles, they will remain the backbone of domestic and expeditionary task forces as well as expand the vehicles life span to 2035. General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada and Data Cable have been working with each other for over 15 years, together they have supplied cables on the original Light Armoured Vehicle—Armoured Personal Carrier build of 650 vehicles. “We have worked very diligently over the years to earn the faith and trust of General Dynamics. They recognize our reliability and quality as very important to their success in each project,” said Paul Nelson, President of Data Cable. “We are honoured to have been awarded this important contract.” Data Cable will be providing high quality custom cable and wiring harnesses. These cables will be used in the chassis and turret to power the various vehicle subsystems. “The assemblies we are making vary from power distribution components, similar to a battery cable in a car, to fairly complex vehicle control and monitoring harnesses. All of our cables are built to Military specifications and standards,” said David Gillies, Development Manager at Data Cable -30 - Media Inquires: Paul Nelson, President, Data Cable Co. 1-877-395-5133 or 519-941-7020
Posted 2014-01-09
Last Modified 2014-01-09 17:39