History

Since 1977, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, formerly General Motors Diesel Division, has been one of the major suppliers of armoured vehicles to the Canadian Army. The first series of armoured fighting vehicles called Armoured Vehicle General Purpose (AVGP) were manufactured in three variants - Grizzly, Cougar and Husky.

Evolving from the AVGP, the Light Armoured Vehicle has been designed and manufactured in multiple variants such as LAVII, LAVIII, and LAV 6.0 to meet the Canadian Army’s capability needs and the defence industry market trends.

Providing the Canadian Army with Canadian-made innovative armoured vehicles is still General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada’s main focus. We strive to ensure we meet the needs of Canadian soldiers, for the missions of today and tomorrow.