List of equipment of the Canadian Army
- 1 Infantry weapons
- 2 Vehicles
- 3 Artillery
- 4 References
Colt Canada C7 rifle Canadian Army standard issue assault rifle
- C7A1 - The C7A1 (Diemaco C7FT) replaces the iron sight/carrying handle used on the C7 with a modified Weaver rail for mounting optics
- C7A2 - The C7A2, has a four-point telescoping stock unit similar to that of the C8 carbine and a 3-rail TRI-AD I mount on the front sight triangle. The C7A2 is also issued with the C79A2 ELCAN optical gunsight with 3.4× magnification but with a uniform green rubber armored coating, but some soldiers who are issued it have either been issued or have purchased sights like the EOTech holographic weapons sight and the Trijicon ACOG
- C7A3 - The Canadian Forces is looking to upgrade and modernise their stockpile of C7A2 rifles with the newer C7A3 from Colt Canada in the future. One of the biggest upgrades is the replacement of the standard flat-top upper receiver with standard handguards, handguard end cap and front sight base with a monolithic upper receiver with integrated aluminium quad-rail handguard for increased modularity with accessories and free-floating the barrel for augmented precision.
- C8A1 - The improved C8A1 (Diemaco C8FT) is essentially a C8 carbine with a C7A1 flat-top upper receiver.
- C8A2 - The C8A2 carbine is very similar to the C8, but having a cold-hammer forged heavy 14.5" barrel (as opposed to the 14.5" pencil-profile barrel) and a flat-top upper receiver.
- C8SFW - The Special Forces Weapon (SFW) features a longer, 400 mm (15.7 in) barrel of a heavier profile than the C8A1
- C8A3 - Features the same cold-hammer forged barrel and flat-top upper receiver as the C8FTHB as well as all the mid-life upgrades that appeared on the C7A2 such as the green furniture, ambidextrous charging-handle latch, magazine release and selector lever. It also includes the TRIAD I rail for C8, which has one slot less than the C7 TRIAD I, to accommodate the M203A1 sight.
- C14 Timberwolf - The C14 Timberwolf MRSWS (Medium Range Sniper Weapon System) is a bolt-action sniper rifle built by the Canadian arms company PGW Defence
- C15 Long Range Sniper Weapon (LRSW) - The McMillan Tac-50 is a manually operated, rotary bolt-action rifle. The large bolt has dual front locking lugs, and its body has spiral flutes to reduce weight. The heavy match-grade barrel, made by Lilja barrels, is also fluted to dissipate heat quickly and reduce overall weight and fitted with an effective muzzle brake to reduce recoil.
- F89 Minimi - The Canadian Forces C9A2 is a standard factory Minimi with four-point telescoping stock, C79 optical sight, and Laser aiming module.
- FN MAG 58 - Used in the Canadian Forces with the designation the C6 GPMG, it is used primarily as a platoon level support weapon
- FN P-35/Hi-Power - Use pistols made by the John Inglis Co. of Ontario, Canada as their primary service pistol.
- P225/P6 or P226
- Heckler & Koch USP - In use by Canadian Special Forces
Explosive, rocket, and missile systems
- M67 grenade - The M67 is used by the Canadian Forces, designated C13
- M203A1 - Under Barrel Grenade Launcher. M203A1 variant produced by Colt Canada (formerly Diemaco prior to 2005).
- M3 Carl Gustav - Recoilless rifle
- / M72 LAW - Shoulder-launched rocket
- BGM-71 TOW - Anti-Tank Guided missile, used by the Canadian Forces
- Heckler & Koch GMG - Grenade Launcher. 304 ordered. Designated as the C16 Close Area Suppression Weapon (CASW) and license-built by Rheinmetall Defence Canada.
|MILCOTS Silverado||Light Utility Vehicle||1,061||United States||Militarized Commercial Off-The-Shelf or, colloquially, the "Milverado". Replacing the Bombardier Iltis Light Utility Vehicle in non combat use. 2500HD - 2003 Basic model 861 (GM K25943HD)|
|G-Wagen||Light Utility Vehicle||1,159||Germany||Replaced the Iltis Light Utility Vehicle in combat zones.|
|M-Gator||Light Utility Vehicle/All Terrain Vehicle||48||United States|
|LSVW||Light Support Vehicle||2,879||Canada||Based on Iveco model 40.10 with trailer units|
|MSVS||Medium Logistic Vehicle||1500+||United States/ Canada||Replacing the MLVW between 2009–2013. Option of 1690 including Off-the-Shelf and Standard Military Pattern, project close out fall 2013. Order for 1500 more was cancelled. In 2015 an new order was made with Mack Trucks Defense division using the Kerax 8x8 platform. Mack's order of 1500+ trucks will begin delivery in 2017 and completed by 2018.|
|HLVW||Heavy Logistic Vehicle||1,212||Canada||Based on Steyr 1491 Percheron truck chassis and built under license by Urban Transportation Development Corporation.|
|Bv206||Tracked Utility Vehicle||78||Sweden||First used in combat during Operation Anaconda in March, 2002.|
|AHSVS||Armoured Heavy Support Vehicle Systems||86||Germany||Option for additional 26.|
|Western Star 4900 series||Heavy Engineer Support Vehicles||30||United States|| and also use to transport Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (Advanced Double-pass Portable Reverse-Osmosis Water Purification Unit)|
Armoured fighting vehicles
|Leopard 2A6M||Main Battle Tank||20||Germany||A squadron of 20 Leopard 2A6M ("M" for extra mine protection) tanks "for deployed operations" were leased from the German Bundeswehr for interim use in Afghanistan starting August 2007. 20 Leopard 2A6 were purchased from the Netherlands and then upgraded to the 2A6M standard. The 20 leased German Leopards have been retained and in their place Canada transferred the 20 tanks upgraded to the 2A6M standard purchased from the Netherlands to Germany at the end of the lease agreement. This leaves Canada with a total of 20 Leopard 2A6Ms.|
|Leopard 2A4+/2A4M||Main Battle Tank||60||Germany||80 Leopard 2A4 from Netherlands, with 20 updated in 2007–2008 to a 2A4M CAN version with extra belly armour for mine protection (M) and additional modular armour and other enhancements (CAN). An additional 40 tanks, designated "Leopard 2A4+", have been retained for training and the remaining 20 are to be converted to Engineer (13) and Bridge-Laying (7) support vehicles. 15 Leopard 2A4 from Germany in the summer of 2007 for Logistic Stock Vehicles (for spare parts). 12 Leopard 2A4 from Switzerland in 2010 for conversion to Armoured Recovery Vehicles. Engineering, Developing & Licensing Inc. EODC awarding a contract with IBD Deisenroth Engineering for the Leopard 2A4 with a new evolution concept for modern full spectrum warfare.|
|Coyote Reconnaissance Vehicle||Armoured reconnaissance vehicle||203||Canada||Replaced the Lynx in the armoured reconnaissance role. The Coyote is set to be replaced by 500 Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV), with an option of 100 more, starting in 2016.|
|Grizzly AVGP||Armoured Personnel Carrier||274||Canada||Variants include Personnel Carrier (52),Command Post (80),Radio Relay (10),Artillery Gun Tractor (18),Mobile Repair Team (70), Life-extended & relegated to support roles after 2000; 100 loaned to African Union troops in Sudan in 2005 and then sold on to Uruguay (along with 44 Cougar and 5 Husky) in 2009.|
|Textron TAPV||Armoured Patrol Vehicle||500||Canada||To replace the Coyote Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle and RG-31 Nyala MRAP vehicle.|
|M113A3/MTVL||Armoured personnel carrier||289||United States||289 of original 1,143 M113's delivered mid-1960s to early 1990s upgraded to A3/MTVL; remainder declared surplus. It is anticipated that the upgraded M113s will be in service until 2020.|
|Bison||Armoured personnel carrier||199||Canada||TRILS (Tactical Radar Identification and Location System) uses Bison chassis; as Ambulances (74), Mortar vehicles (60), Recovery vehicles (35), Mobile Repair Team vehicles (16), Electronic Warfare vehicles (AERIES) (14).|
|LAV III||Infantry fighting vehicle||651||Canada||LAV Infantry Section Carriers (313), LAV Command Post variants (181), LAV TOW Under Armour (TUA) variants (Turret equipped with 2 TOW launchers) (33), LAV Forward Observation Officer (FOO) variants (47), LAV Engineer variants (44). 33 surplus LAV TUA hulls will be converted into LAV ISC (Infantry Section Carrier), fitted with Nanuk Remotely Controlled Weapon Station and similar to the U.S M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicle 66 to be converted to Reconnaissance version with the fitting of Surveillance suite.|
|Nyala||Armoured Personnel Carrier||75||United Kingdom/ South Africa||The Canadian Forces use the RG-31 Mk3 with Protector M151 Remote Weapon Station. The RG-31 will be replaced by some of the 500 modern Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle from 2016 to 2018.|
|Cougar H JERRV||Armoured Engineer Vehicle (EOD)||40||United States/ South Africa||Returned to Canada following Afghan mission.|
|Buffalo A2||Mine Clearing System||19||United States/ South Africa|| Returned to Canada following Afghan mission.|
|JSFU||Mine Clearing System||5||United Kingdom||Returned to Canada following Afghan mission.|
|Husky||Mine Clearing System||5||South Africa||Returned to Canada following Afghan mission.|
|Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack||Unmanned Aerial Vehicle||5||United States||1 system acquired with 5 aircraft|
|IAI Heron||Unmanned Aerial Vehicle||2?||Israel|
|RQ-11 Raven||Unmanned Aerial Vehicle||N/A||United States|
Engineering and support vehicles
|Husky AVGP||Armoured Recovery Vehicle||27||Canada||The Husky will be life-extended and will continue to be used as a maintenance and recovery vehicle for the next decade. 5 loaned to African Union troops in Sudan in 2005 and then sold on to Uruguay (along with 44 Cougar and 98 surviving Grizzly) in 2009.|
|ARV 3 M Buffalo||Armoured Recovery Vehicle||2 (14)||Germany||2 Leopard 2-based ARVs were purchased from Germany and delivered to Afghanistan in August 2007. Another 12 are to be converted from purchased Swiss Leopard 2A4's into support variants to replace ARV Taurus (armoured recovery vehicles, armoured bridge-laying vehicles and armoured engineering vehicles are planned). A contract for conversion of 8 vehicles was awarded to Rheinmetall Land Systems GmbH, of Kiel, Germany, in November 2011 and extended to a further 4 vehicles in March 2012. Final deliveries should be completed by the end of 2014.|
|AEV Badger||Armoured Engineer Vehicle||9||Germany||Uses Leopard 1 chassis; armed with 7.62-mm machine gun (coax) C6–7.62-mm machine gun (external mount) 76-mm grenade launcher. To be replaced by 13 Leopard 2 based WISENT 2 Armoured Engineering Vehicles. FFG Canada awarded contract for conversion in May 2012, anticipated to be completed by late 2015.|
|AVLB Beaver||Armoured Bridge-Laying Vehicle||9||Germany||Uses Leopard 1 chassis To be replaced by 7 Leopard 2 based Armoured Bridge-Laying Vehicles.|
|ARV Taurus||Armoured Recovery Vehicle||16||Germany||Uses Leopard 1 chassis|
|Galion 850 series||Road grader||N/A||United States|
|Krupp KMK 2025||Crane||N/A||Germany|
|Daewoo Heavy Industries Solar 220LC-III||Tracked Excavator||N/A||South Korea|
|Arva Industries Multi-Purpose Engineer Vehicle||ballistic protected backhoe and front end loader||27||Canada|
Vehicle camouflage used by CF Land Forces varies. Older vehicles use the 3 colour (green, brown and black) and olive drab. Those in service in the United Nations missions were painted white with the words "UN" in black or with the UN logo and a blue banner with the words "United Nations" in white.
All Canadian Forces aircraft, including helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles intended for army use, fall under the command of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
|L16||81mm Mortar||N/A||United Kingdom|
|C3 Close Support Gun||105mm Howitzer||96||United States|
|LG1 Mark II||105mm Howitzer||28||France|
|M777||155mm Howitzer||37||United Kingdom||XM982 Excalibur 155mm artillery shells purchased for use with the M777.|
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