Realistic effects: Advancing the next generation of weapons simulation

by Ken Pole   Some 1,600 years ago, when much of Europe was embroiled in conflict, a Roman scholar, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, wrote a treatise on military matters. In it, he counselled: “igitur qui desiderat pacem, preparet bellum,” which translates as...
Rethinking the future of indirect fire

Rethinking the future of indirect fire

by Ian Coutts   “We need a system that’s agile.” Captain Justin Walker is describing what he and his colleagues working on the Indirect Fire Modernization (IFM) project at the Directorate of Land Requirements think the Army is going to need in the future in terms...

Heavy load: Replacing the Army’s bulldozers and backhoes

Heavy load: Replacing the Army’s bulldozers and backhoes

by Ken Pole   The Common Heavy Equipment Replacement (CHER) project is an ambitious move by the Army to replace 18 classes of heavily used construction and material-handling platforms that are ageing and, in some cases, worn out. A high-priority procurement for...