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.
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.
Canadian Forces McMillan Tac-50 (C15) long-range sniper weapon (LRSW)
Replacing the MLVW between 2009–2013. Option of 1690 including Off-the-Shelf and Standard Military Pattern, project close out fall 2013. Order for 1,500 more from Navistar International was cancelled. These vehicles are primarily intended for domestic, peacetime use by the Canadian Army Reserve.
In 2015, Mack Trucks Defense division was awarded a contract for 1,587 trucks based on the Kerax 8x8 platform which would be designated the Standard Military Pattern (SMP) to distinguish them from the earlier pattern of MSVS. Mack's order of 1,587 trucks is expected to be completed between 2019 and 2020.
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.
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.
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. Final retirement of the Coyote is set for 2019.
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). A project to replace the Bison fleet was outlined in the 2018 Defence Capabilities Blueprint. It is expected that these vehicles will be replaced along with the M113 fleet between 2025 and 2030..
LAV Infantry Section Carriers (313), LAV Command Post variants (181), LAV Forward Observation Officer (FOO) variants (47), LAV Engineer variants (44). 66 to be converted to Reconnaissance version with the fitting of Surveillance suite (Ex LAV-TUA vehicles, including the 33 converted into RWS equipped Infantry Section Carriers). All vehicles have been upgraded to the LAV 6.0 standard, an upgrade that includes new engine, drivetrain, sighting and data systems and is practically an entirely new vehicle, sufficiently so that hundreds of LAV 3 hulls are now available as monuments.
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.
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.
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.
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.