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Fact Sheet

Size of the Army

Approximate strength of Army (Regular Force): 18,808
Approximate strength of Army (Reserve Force): 15,683
Approximate number of civilians employed by the Army: 4,615
Data from Oct. 2005  
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Employment Equity

Number of women in the Army: 1,117
Number of women in the Combat Arms
(Infantry, Armoured, Artillery, Engineers)
155
Data from MonitorMass from Mar 06  
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Deployments

Number of Army personnel deployed overseas (forecast for 2002): 3, 927
Number of Army personnel deployed on overseas missions in 2001: 3, 281
Number of Army personnel deployed on overseas missions in 2000: 3, 831
Number of Army personnel deployed on overseas missions in 1999: 5, 599
Number of Army personnel deployed on overseas missions in 1998: 3, 470
Number of Army personnel deployed on overseas missions in 1997: 3, 881
Number of Army personnel deployed on overseas missions in 1996: 3, 818
Number of Army personnel deployed on overseas missions in 1995: 2, 615
Number of Army personnel deployed on overseas missions in 1994: 4, 586
Number of Army personnel deployed on overseas missions in 1993: 5, 949
Number of Army personnel deployed on overseas missions in 1992: 4, 834
Number of Army personnel deployed on overseas missions in 1991: 534
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Major Vehicles and Equipment:

Tanks and Armoured Vehicles

651 LAV IIIs
203 Coyote Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles
114 Leopard C2 Tanks
74 Bison Ambulances
60 Bison Mortar vehicles
35 Bison Recovery vehicles
16 Bison Mobile Repair Team vehicles
14 Bison Electronic Warfare vehicles
341 M113 A3 / MTVL tracked vehicle variants
9 Badger engineer vehicles
8 Taurus armoured recovery vehicles
9 Beaver bridge-layers
52 AVGP Personnel Carriers
80 AVGP Command Posts
10 AVGP Radio Relay vehicles
20 AVGP Unit Access Node vehicles
70 AVGP Mobile Repair Team vehicles
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Artillery

96 C3 Towed Howitzers 105mm
76 M-109 Self-Propelled Howitzers
28 LG1 Mark II 105 Towed Howitzers
18 AVGP Artillery Gun Tractors

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Air Defence

20 GDF 005 Twin 35mm Air Defence Guns
34 Air Defence Anti-Tank Systems (ADATS)
10 Oerlikon Skyguard Mark II
24 AVGP Very Short Air Defence vehicles
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Support Vehicles

99 Griffon Helicopters (in the CF)
1,212 HLVWs (Heavy Logistic Vehicle Wheeled)
2,500 Iltis jeeps
2,879 LSVWs (Light Support Vehicle Wheeled)
2,769 MLVW (Medium Logistic Vehicle Wheeled)
78 BV 206 all-terrain vehicles
 Updated: 2008-05-29 Top of Page Important Notices