Canadian gunners train with international counterparts

by Captain Jamie Tobin, 5th Canadian Division Public Affairs   In the spirit of multi-national interoperability and joint readiness, a Canadian contingent participated in Exercise DYNAMIC FRONT 2019 (Ex DF19) alongside soldiers from 27 Allied nations from March 1-9....

Countering the explosive threat

by Allan Joyner   Many of the lessons of Afghanistan were hard learned, none more so than countering the threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The blast of roadside bombs was by far the greatest cause of injuries and fatalities during the conflict. The...

Taking the grunt out of the Grunt

by Ken Pole   A full suit of medieval field armour weighed 20 to 25 kilograms, with the helmet accounting for two to four kilograms. A broadsword might have added two more. Compare that with the 34 to 41 kilograms the modern soldier has carried on recent ground combat...

Assault Pioneers returning to the Canadian Army

by Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs   The Canadian Army (CA) is re-introducing a capability to its ranks that is both steeped in tradition and thoroughly modern. Assault Pioneers are infantry troops with additional specialized training in field engineering tasks –...

DND seeks industry input for Land electronic warfare

by Ken Pole   The long-awaited Canadian Forces Land Electronic Warfare Modernization (CFLEWM) project moved a step closer to reality Feb. 5 with publication of a Letter of Interest (LOI) to prospective suppliers, posted by Public Services and Procurement Canada. The...