Piranha LAV

Saudi Arms Deal Tests Canada’s ‘Boy Scout’ Image

Saudi Arabia’s execution of 47 prisoners this month set off violent protests in Iran, instability in Yemen – and soul-searching in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new Liberal government said last week that it’s going ahead with a controversial arms deal with the Saudi government that secures thousands of jobs for Canada’s tumbling economy. But the deal […]

New Saudi LAVs to Come with Cockerill Turrets

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 […]