List of modern Canadian Army equipment
- 1 Infantry weapons
- 2 Vehicles
- 3 Artillery
- 4 Other equipment
- 5 References
|FN P-35/Hi-Power||Semi-automatic pistol||9×19mm||Belgium/ Canada||Purchased from Fabrique Nationale. Also produced under license by Inglis during the Second World War.|
|P225/P6 or P226||Semi-automatic pistol||9×19mm||Switzerland|
|Remington 870 c. 1950||Shotgun||12 gauge||United States|
|C7||Assault rifle||5.56×45mm||Canada||License produced and modified M16 built by Diemaco (now Colt Canada).|
|C8||Assault rifle||5.56×45mm||Canada||Carbine version of the C7.|
|C9 LMG||Light machine gun||5.56×45mm||Belgium||Canadian designation for the FN MINIMI.|
|C6 GPMG||General purpose machine gun||7.62×51mm||Belgium||Canadian designation for the FN MAG.|
|FN M2HB-QCB||Heavy machine gun||.50 BMG (12.7×99mm)||United States/ Belgium|
|C3A1||Sniper rifle||7.62×51mm||United Kingdom||Being phased out and replaced with the C14 sniper rifle.|
|C14 Timberwolf||Sniper rifle||.338 Lapua Magnum (8.6×70mm)||Canada||Entered service as the standard sniper rifle of the Canadian Forces.|
|C15 Long Range Sniper Weapon (LRSW)||Anti-materiel rifle||.50 BMG (12.7×99mm)||United States|
Explosive, rocket, and missile systems
|C13||Hand grenade||N/A||United States|
|M203A1||Underbarrel Grenade launcher||N/A||United States|
|M3 Carl Gustav||Recoilless rifle||N/A||Sweden|
|M72 LAW||Shoulder-launched rocket||N/A||United States/ Norway|
|ERYX||Anti-tank guided missile||435|| Canada
|Short-ranged, man portable anti-tank missile (Only sighting device is in use)|
|BGM-71 TOW||Anti-tank guided missile||N/A||United States||Used by infantry and mounted on LAV III vehicles|
|ADATS||Air Defence, Anti Tank||34||Canada/ Switzerland||ADATS are mounted on M113 Armored Personnel Carrier platform. The ADATS is considered to be the most successful SHORAD system in the world with 85% or better engagement success rate. ADATS is a completely self-contained system in an unmanned turret with FLIR (Forward-Looking Infrared) and TV sensors, laser rangefinder and designator, a search radar. Composed of eight missiles, the ADATS can hit multiple threats in a few seconds.|
|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||1300||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.|
|HLVW||Heavy Logistic Vehicle||1,212||N/A||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.|
|DAF XF95 Tropco Tractor||HET Tractor||1-2?||Netherlands||Leased from Dutch Army until delivery of AHSVS is complete|
|Broshuis HET||Heavy Equipment Trailer||1-2?||Netherlands||Leased from Dutch Army for use in Afghanistan.|
|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 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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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||N/A||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|
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.|
|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||N/A||Germany|
|Daewoo Heavy Industries Solar 220LC-III||Tracked Excavator||N/A||N/A||South Korea|
|Arva Industries Multi-Purpose Engineer Vehicle||ballistic protected backhoe and front end loader||27||N/A||Canada|
|TRILS||Battlefield radar||4||1997||Canada||Tactical Radar Identification and Location System. Based on Bison chassis.|
|AERIES||Electronic warfare||6||1995||Canada||Advanced Electronic Reconnaissance Intelligence Evaluation System. Based on Bison chassis.|
|ADPROWPU||Water Purification Unit||40||1990s||Canada||Advanced Double-pass Portable Reverse-Osmosis Water Purification Unit. Built by Zenon Environmental Inc (now GE Water). Delivery of units by DART; Contract to upgrade trailer units given to Seprotech Systems Incorporated, Ottawa ON; units used in Canada, Pakistan, Haiti and Afghanistan. Transported by HLVW or HESV.|
|CAT D7G||bull dozer||?||?||United States|
|Case Corporation||bull dozer||?||?||United States|
|Lift King||pick & carry boom lift||?||?||United States|
|Case Corporation||fork lift||?||?||United States|
|Case Corporation 602B||vibrating compactor||?||?||?|
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.|
|Vanguard Mk2 UGV||N/A||2009||Allen Vanguard, Canada||Vanguard Mk2 bomb disposal robot.  |
|Laser Dazzler||750||2009||R. Nicholls Distributors Inc. Canada||Non-lethal directed-energy weapon for visual warning.|
|4100 Fragmentation Vest||N/A||N/A||Pacific Safety Products, Canada||Model 4100. |
|CG634 Helmet||N/A||1997||CGF Gallet, Canada||Replaced M1 Helmet.|
|CADPAT (Canadian Disruptive Pattern) - Arid Regions uniform||N/A||2002||Canada||Replaced old olive green Combat Dress.|
|CADPAT (Canadian Disruptive Pattern) - Temperate Woodland uniform||N/A||1996||Canada||Replaced old olive green Combat Dress.|
|Improved Landmine Detection System (ILDS)||N/A||2000s||Qsine Corporation Limited Canada / General Dynamics Land Systems Canada Canada|
|Ferret Anti Sniper System||13||2005||MacDonald Dettwiler Corp Richmond, BC Canada||A microphone system mounted on the Coyote APC.|
|QuikClot||N/A||2007||United States||Chemical clotting agent to help clot wounds.|
|hypertonic fluid||N/A||2007||Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), Canada||Concentrated blood clotting agent.|
|Xaver 800||N/A||2007||Camero Incorporated of Vienna, Virginia United States||Microwave radar system - uses radio waves and converter to capture images.|
|Medium Floating Bridge (MFB)||N/A||N/A||N/A||Floating bridge.|
|Medium Girder Bridge (MGB)||N/A||N/A||N/A||Light modular bridge.|
|Minelab F1A4||N/A||N/A||N/A||Hand-held mine detector.|
|NODLR||N/A||N/A||N/A||Night vision camera.|
|Track Way||N/A||N/A||N/A||Portable road for soft ground conditions.|
|E-One Cyclone||N/A||N/A||N/A||Fire pumper.|
|Oshkosh Striker||N/A||N/A||N/A||Airport fire tender.|
|744RBL Multi-Purpose Engineer Vehicle||Arva Industries Canada||Rapid back hoe loader.|
|AT 3033||Arva Industries Canada||Rough/all terrain crane.|
- "MacKay announces 1,300 new military trucks". Winnipeg Sun. 2009-01-09.
- "Oshkosh Defense delivers MSVS SMP Medium Support Vehicle System to Canadian army". January 9, 2014.
- "AHSVS". Canadian American Strategic Review.
- "Tanks for the Lesson: Leopards, too, for Canada". Defense Industry Daily.
- "IBD and EODC Introducing the Evolution Concept for Medium Armored Vehicles" (PDF) (Press release). IBD Deisenroth. 2009-06-09.
- "Leopard 2A4 Evolution". IBD Deisenroth.
- "Comprehensive Protection in Urban Warfare" (PDF). Jane's Information Group.
- "Canada's Renewed Tank Capability". Department of National Defence.
- "Background—CF Leased & Purchased Leopard 2A6M/2A4 Tanks". Canadian American Strategic Review.
- "Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle – TAPV". DND.
- "Textron Readies More Mobile TAPV for Canada". Defence News.
- "Equipment > Canadian Army > Grizzly AVGP (Armoured Vehicle General Purpose)". Department of National Defence.
- "Textron Canada has delivered the first four TAPV 4x4 armoured vehicles to Canadian Army". August 9, 2013.
- "LAV TUA Hull Conversions to LAV Infantry Section Carriers". Canadian American Strategic Review.
- "Canadian Forces to Receive Additional Force Protection Vehicles > Canada > Military". Force Protection. 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
- "Equipment > Canadian Army > Husky". Department of National Defence.
- "Canadian Army's Leopard 2 a complicated beast". Ottawa Citizen.