Testing tech for complex urban environments

By Dr. Katherine Banko   Urban environments present unique challenges for militaries. The Complex Urban Environment Montreal 2018 Trial (CUE 18), September 11-20, allowed researchers to explore concepts and technologies intended to improve future close combat in...

BYOB: Bring your own boots

by Ian Couts   “Boot-boots-boots-boots movin’ up an’ down again” The British poet Rudyard Kipling certainly nailed one of the central aspects of military life in that particular ballad. Even today, when troops are carried into action on helicopters and in LAVs,...

The best explosive threat is one that never exists

Story and photography by Steve Bigg   Most people would think that in the world of explosive ordnance disposal and improvised explosive ordnance disposal (EOD/IEOD), there’s no better outcome to a mission than successfully disarming an explosive device. But at the...