New vision for night vision

By Allan Joyner   We own the night. It’s a mantra of many Western militaries and certainly one to which the Canadian Army subscribes. But as the technology associated with night vision systems improves, the Army’s edge might be slipping. Investment has not kept pace...

Airspace deconfliction

By Ian Coutts   “There's no such thing as a crowded battlefield.” The words are Alfred M. Gray’s. The former commandant of the United States Marine Corps, Gray was speaking metaphorically (the next words in the quote are, “Battlefields are lonely places”). In fact,...

Urban operations training drives improvements to WES

by Allan Joyner During Exercise Certain Challenge, the 1988 iteration of NATO’s series of immense Reforger exercises, I watched a master corporal from the Royal Canadian Dragoons glumly climb down off 24 Bravo. He listened incredulously as the umpire explained that...

Medium range radar: A portable, powerful addition

by Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs   Recent military operations in places like Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that smaller – even improvised – weapons are both difficult to detect and deadly. The Canadian Army (CA) is adopting a high-tech solution to those...