Windsor Police of Canada to acquire refitting Cougar 6x6 armoured for law enforcement use 0204141

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Defence & Security News - Canada

 
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 08:15 AM
 
Windsor Police of Canada to acquire refitting Cougar 6x6 armoured for law enforcement use.
The Windsor Police Service of Canada is currently refitting a Cougar variant of the Canadian military’s AVGP (Armoured Vehicle General Purpose) for law enforcement use. The six-wheeled, 10-ton armoured fighting vehicle was donated to the city by the Department of National Defence last year.
     
The Windsor Police Service of Canada is currently refitting a Cougar variant of the Canadian military’s AVGP (Armoured Vehicle General Purpose) for law enforcement use. The six-wheeled, 10-ton armoured fighting vehicle was donated to the city by the Department of National Defence last year.
The Cougar 6x6 armoured vehicle
     

Windsor police of Canada wouldn’t comment on the acquisition, except to say that it should be ready for unveiling and operation this spring.

The Canadian Army retired its entire fleet of AVGPs in 2005, replacing them with the bigger, more modern LAV III.

Since phasing out the fleet, the military has been donating the surplus vehicles to law enforcement agencies across the country.

In May 2007, the Edmonton Police Service accepted the donation of a disarmed Grizzly from the Canadian Army.

In March 2010, the Canadian Army donated two disarmed Cougar AVGPs to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia for use by the Emergency Response Team.

Police organizations typically modify AVGPs for emergency response purposes by removing the turret and all armaments — a configuration known as the Tactical Armoured Vehicle (TAV) variant.

The Cougar is a 6x6 enters in service wit the Canadian army in January 1979. The vehicle is based on the six-wheeled version of the Swiss Mowag Piranha 1.

The vehicle is fitted with the CVRT Scorpion turret which is armed a 76 mm L23A1 gun with a 7.62 mm machine gun mounted coaxially and four smoke grenade dischargers mounted on either side of the turret.

 

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