is the cornerstone in the development of an Australian industry to support the growing number of ASLAVs
in the Asia Pacific region.
General Dynamics Land Systems - Australia (GDLS-A), formally General Motors Defence Australia, was established in October 2000. As a result of the sale of all General Motors Defense operations worldwide to General Dynamics Land Systems
in March 2003.
GDLS-A reports operationally to General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada
(GDLS-C) a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics
GDLS-A was established as a result of GDLS-C being awarded the Phase III contract to provide 144 Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) to the Commonwealth of Australia. The contract provided for the manufacture of the LAV-25 turret system in Adelaide and the establishment of a significant Australian supplier base.
GDLS-A’s primary customer is the Defence Materiel Organisation
, Commonwealth of Australia, located in Melbourne
GDLS-A's administration, manufacturing and maintenance plant is located north of Adelaide
. GDLS-A also has Support Centres in Darwin