Land C4ISR: The bridge to a better way to buy high tech?

By Chris Thatcher   Imagine buying your home wireless network and your cellphone by taking four to eight years to analyze your options and define your requirements and a year or more to purchase and install the system, all with the intent of operating it for the...

Air Defence: Reacquiring a vital capability

By Ian Coutts   There is a classic cartoon by Bing Coughlin from the Canadian Army’s old Maple Leaf newspaper featuring Herbie, his archetypal Canadian soldier of the Second World War. In it, Herbie, cowering with his pals in a crude shelter in the midst of a...

The Leopard changes (some) of its spots

By Allan Joyner With the exception of a short period in the early 2000’s, when General Rick Hillier recommended replacing them with a wheeled gun system, main battle tanks have been seen as a key part of the Army’s combat mix. Some suggested that tanks would be...