More details of Saudi Arabia’s multi-billion dollar armoured vehicle order have emerged, indicating it includes fire support and infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) variants of the General Dynamics Lands Systems (GDLS) 8×8 Light Armored Vehicle (LAV).

The Canadian government announced what it described as “the largest advanced manufacturing export win in Canada’s history” in a 14 February 2014 statement that has now been removed from its website, but provided few details other than saying the “light armoured vehicles” would be designed and made by GDLS Canada.

The Canadian media reported at the time that the contract was worth USD10 billion and could increase to USD13 billion if all options are exercised. […]