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,...
Into the Fight

Into the Fight

by Chris Thatcher   Training soldiers for future combat comes with distinct pressures; training soldiers knowing they will be in the fury of a life-and-death fight within days of completing your course is something else altogether.  Yet that’s the dynamic...

SIG Sauer P320 to replace Browning Hi-Power pistol

SIG Sauer P320 to replace Browning Hi-Power pistol

by Ken Pole   More than a decade after the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) identified the need for a new general service pistol, the first of at least 7,000 SIG Sauer P320 semi-automatics should be delivered to the Army in mid-2023, along with magazines, holsters and...

Would you like that in CADPAT or CADPAT?

Would you like that in CADPAT or CADPAT?

Pants a little faded? Shirt too tight? Boots showing their age? Soon you’ll be able to order replacements online and have them delivered to your door. In mid-October, the government awarded Logistik Unicorp a 20-year contract to provide the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)...

Coming soon to a holster near you

Coming soon to a holster near you

by Ken Pole   Well, not really, because the new semi-automatic Sig Sauer P320s finally chosen as replacement for the Canadian Armed Forces’ legacy Browning Hi-Powers come with their own holsters. Defence Minister Anita Anand confirmed that a US$3.2-million...

Rapid military bridge evaluation software

Rapid military bridge evaluation software

by Andrew J. MacDonald and R. Gordon Wight   For modern mechanized militaries, mobility is critical. In Field Manual 3-90.2 The Tank and Mechanized Infantry Battalion Task Force, nearly a fifth of the pages of the main body of this document mention the word...