Two AVGP Cougar in the field during an exercise.
Source: US Army - © Public domain
The AVGP Cougar is a reconnaissance and fire support vehicle of Canadian origin. It is one of the three types of vehicles produced under the AVGP acquisition program. The Cougar is a Canadian production version of the Swiss Piranha I design. All vehicles in the AVPG program feature a 6x6 wheelbase and are fully amphibious.
The Cougar is fitted with the same turret as used on the British Scorpion light tank. The 76mm L23A1 gun can be used against light armored vehicles. In Canadian service the Cougar was replaced by the Coyote, which is a reconnaissance version of the Canadian produced LAV-III 8x8 series of armored vehicles.
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