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Armoured Combat Support Vehicle (ACSV)

Project Type

Project Replace


The project will replace the M113 Tracked Light Armoured Vehicle and Light Armoured Vehicle II (Bison) fleets.


The project will deliver a protected support vehicle to sustain the Canadian Army light and heavy armoured fighting vehicle fleets on domestic and expeditionary operations. It will be a general-utility combat support vehicle that will fulfill a wide variety of support roles on the battlefield, including but not limited to protected command vehicles, ambulances and mobile repair teams. It will provide a high degree of maneuverability and protection to its crew and payload.

On September 5, 2019, the Government of Canada awarded a $2 billion contract to General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada to procure 360 vehicles, initial spare parts, technical manuals, and training.

Funding Range

$1 billion to $4.99 billion

Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)

Options Analysis Phase
Definition Phase
Implementation Phase
In Progress
Initial Delivery
Final Delivery

Defence Capability Areas

Defence Capability Investment Areas

Key Industrial Capabilities

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