Digital fires: the next bound

La version française de cet article est disponible après le texte anglais. by Chris Thatcher   Six years ago, the Canadian Army acquired an Android-based Digitally Aided Close Air Support (DACAS) system that has fundamentally changed air-to-ground CAS...
Arctic Summer

Arctic Summer

by Lt(N) Andrew McLaughlin   The Grey and Simcoe Foresters (G&SF), an Army Reserve unit headquartered in Barrie, Ontario, recently led a Joint Task Force (JTF) of over 150 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members made up of Army and Air Force assets and personnel....

Commemorative Voyage

Commemorative Voyage

by Ian Coutts   Talk about a study in contrast. The location is the Davis Lock, one of the prettiest spots on the Rideau Canal system. Boaters heading upstream approach the lock through a deep cut in the rock, passing by a frothing waterfall. Just past the lock,...

Snipers set sights on new rifle

Snipers set sights on new rifle

by Ken Pole   If you’re a Canadian Army sniper, you can expect to have your new rifle no later than next April 1. All 229 of the bolt-action weapons, designated C21, are expected to be in the Army’s hands by year’s end, but it will take time to ensure that...

Defence Minister: Culture change pending for RMC

Defence Minister: Culture change pending for RMC

Photo: DND by Ken Pole   The federal government has announced a sweeping ground-level response to the challenge of sexual assault in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) – at Canada’s two military colleges where Defence Minister Anita Anand says there is a...

Carl Gustaf and M72 replacements: More of the same?

Carl Gustaf and M72 replacements: More of the same?

by Ken Pole   The brutal effectiveness of portable missile launchers against armoured vehicles has been graphically proven in Ukraine’s resistance to Russia’s invasion almost from the day it began last February. Gutted by Ukrainian troops using mostly munitions...

What happens when you turn drones over to troops?

What happens when you turn drones over to troops?

by Ian Coutts   Sometimes you have an idea that is so good even you are surprised. When Jack Collier showed up at this year’s Exercise Maple Resolve in Wainwright in May, with a batch of Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS), he anticipated that members of 1st Battalion,...