A wide variety of specialized equipment is used by Armoured Crewmen. These include weapon systems, battlefield communications systems, radars, optical sensors, environmental sensors, and personal survival equipment.
The Armoured Crewman must be able to operate in the harshest extremes of environments and survive dismounted for extended periods of time performing a wide variety of tasks. Thus extensive training in all the primary gear used within the Canadian Army is a pre-requisite before a crewman is ready for operational deployment. Our soldiers have been called upon to augment direct fire regiments, decades ago in Germany and most recently in Afghanistan, which required additional training as tank crewmen working on the Leopard II Main battle Tank.