Lt.-Gen. Andrew Leslie said the light armoured vehicles are cycled through a repair plant in Edmonton. Leslie said within eight months, most of Canada's LAV fleet in Afghanistan will be sent through the rebuilding facility.
When worn out vehicles are sent back to Canada for repair, they are replaced by fresh LAVs.
Canada bought about 700 LAV-3s a few years ago, but the military won't say how many are in Afghanistan now.
Leslie said Canada expects to continue using its LAV-3 fleet for up to 20 years.