Battle lab: Supporting Ukrainian compatibility provides lessons on hybrid warfare

By Chris Thatcher   The deployment of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to Ukraine in 2014 was intended to bolster NATO’s assurance measures against Russia’s invasion of Crimea and its ongoing support for the conflict in the Donbas region. However, the training mission is...

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...

Events, injects and other predicaments

by Chris Thatcher   Artillery gunners pride themselves on timing and accuracy. So when a round misses its intended target, it can quickly become a nightmare. For Captain Valérie Harvey, it resulted in one of her more challenging days. Within seconds after the round...

Training in transition

Among the many directives in the government’s new defence policy is a mandate for the Canadian Armed Forces to be able to concurrently conduct up to nine distinct operations around the world. It also seeks to expand the capability and capacity of the Reserve Force,...

Signallers: Mission Critical

Few trades in the Canadian Armed Forces are changing as rapidly as signals officers or are in such high demand. Warrant Officer Sara Anvari, a Reservist attached to 33 Signals Regiment in Ottawa, spoke with Canadian Army Today about the challenges of the trade and how...