Replenishing locks, stocks and smoking barrels

Since February 2022, the Canadian government has provided over $2.4 billion in military assistance to Ukraine. Some equipment was specifically acquired for the Ukrainian military, but much has come from the stocks of the Canadian Army, including Leopard 2A4 main...
Training the C22 trainers

Training the C22 trainers

by Ken Pole   Considering firearms controls and setting aside the law enforcement community, the first time most Canadians encounter pistols is likely when they join the military. The Army is the most common vector since its approximately 44,000 Regular and...

Strathcona’s lead the Leopard tanks into Latvia

Strathcona’s lead the Leopard tanks into Latvia

Well before then Defence Minister Anita Anand announced in June that Canada would be sending a squadron of Leopard 2A4M main battle tanks to support the Canadian-led multinational battle group in Latvia, members of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) were...

Human Interoperability

Human Interoperability

by Anthony Seaboyer, Mike Rostek, Nancy Teeple, Ali Dizboni, and Yazan Qasrawi   Military strategy increasingly relies on multinational alliances and coalitions to broaden capabilities, increase legitimacy, and deter conflict. Multinational interoperability is...

In COBALT, a C2 backbone

In COBALT, a C2 backbone

by Ian Coutts   When Thales Canada’s Neil Marshall, director of strategy, explains the problems that bedevil the Army’s command and control (C2) communications in the field, you get the feeling he’d like to give the boot to that adage about generals forever...