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, the armoured vehicle, general purpose (AVGP), was manufactured in three variants: the Grizzly, Cougar and Husky.

Evolving from the AVGP, the LAV has been designed and manufactured in multiple variants, such as the LAV II, LAV III and LAV 6.0, to meet the Canadian Army’s capability needs and to reflect 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 that we meet the needs of Canadian soldiers for the missions of today and tomorrow.