Hundreds of Army Reservists converge on Meaford

By Lt(N) Andrew McLaughlin   Hundreds of Canadian Army Reserve soldiers from across Ontario and beyond participated in simultaneous infantry and artillery exercises at 4th Canadian Division Training Centre (4 CDTC) in Meaford from August 20-27. The expansive...
Countering the drones

Countering the drones

What’s the best way to detect and defeat mini and micro drones? In September 2019, the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program hosted a sandbox challenge in Suffield, Alberta, to help answer that. They selected a dozen companies – Canadian and...

Time for a new tank killer

Time for a new tank killer

The steady build-up of Russian tanks and armoured vehicles along Ukraine’s northern and eastern borders was a stark reminder of the relevance of anti-armour capability. Since the early 2000s, as priorities shifted from the Cold War to combat in Afghanistan, to...

Adaptive expertise: Op Calumet

Adaptive expertise: Op Calumet

by Tim Dunne     Whether it’s combat operations in Afghanistan, training armed forces in Ukraine, providing a deterrence presence in Latvia, peacekeeping in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, or domestic operations in support of destructive weather...

What’s replacing the C7 assault rifle?

What’s replacing the C7 assault rifle?

by Ken Pole   There’s no gainsaying the history of the Colt Canada C7 rifle in the hands of Canadian Army operators – essentially an evolution of the venerable U.S. Colt M16 that has been used by many NATO allies. But neither is there any question that it has...

Future network concept

Future network concept

For an organization that normally looks 10 to 15 years into the future, conceptualizing the Army’s near-term tactical network architecture is a bit of a departure for the Canadian Army Land Warfare Centre (CALWC). Digital transformation, however, is at the heart of...