Artificial intelligence: Overcoming the barriers to adoption

by Chris Thatcher   Across most industrial sectors, companies are bracing for the bow wave of transformative technologies, from artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics to cloud computing, additive manufacturing and human-machine interaction, that will disrupt,...
Maple Resolve cancelled

Maple Resolve cancelled

The Canadian Army has cancelled Exercise Maple Resolve. The decision was announced by Army commander Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre in a tweet on March 17. “I have decided to cancel EX MAPLE RESOLVE. While this may impact our higher-level warfighting ability...

Micro reconnaissance: Army trials Black Hornet for ISSS

Micro reconnaissance: Army trials Black Hornet for ISSS

by Chris Thatcher   When the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (1 RCR) assumed command of the enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Latvia in July 2018, they deployed with their own aerial reconnaissance platform.  Weighing little more than 50...

What’s next for the Carl G?

What’s next for the Carl G?

by Ken Pole   When the muddy trenches of the First World War led to a stalemate on the Western Front, Britain introduced tanks at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Germany was slow to respond, managing to deploy only about 20 in the latter stages of the war....

A digital call for fires

A digital call for fires

by Chris Thatcher   When Canadian Army Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) walked away from the ramp check tables at Bold Quest 19 in Finland this spring, the eyes of many envious allies were on them.  In 2017, the Army acquired the first Android-based...