Collective effort: To resume collective training, 3rd Canadian Division modified many exercises, including Maple Resolve

by Chris Thatcher   “Odd. I don’t know a better term to describe it.” Brigadier-General Bill Fletcher had just returned to Edmonton in August 2020 after a two-year posting as the Deputy Commanding General – Operations with XVIII Airborne Corps of the U.S. Army at...
Diversity strengthens Op Unifier task force

Diversity strengthens Op Unifier task force

Diversity in the ranks matters. Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre reiterated that point when he revised and reissued his command philosophy as the commander of the Army at the time in early February. “I consider diversity to be a force multiplier that better enables us to...

First ACSV roll-out

First ACSV roll-out

The first variant of the Canadian Army’s new Armoured Combat Support Vehicle (ACSV) rolled off the production line at General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada in London, Ont., in late December. “Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) have protected Canada’s soldiers on missions...

Pistols on target for fall contract award

Pistols on target for fall contract award

The quest to replace the Browning Hi-Power, the Army’s almost 60-year-old 9mm semi-automatic pistol, is through the draft request for proposals (RFP) stage.  Public Services and Procurement Canada released a draft RFP on Feb. 26, 2021, and should have the final...

A Mercedes Zetros for Army logistics?

A Mercedes Zetros for Army logistics?

In advance of the release of a request for proposals this summer, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has announced a partnership with Mercedes-Benz and Marshall Canada to bid for the Army’s Logistics Vehicle Modernization (LVM) project. The trio of well-established...

Acting commander: Continuing the path to modernization

Acting commander: Continuing the path to modernization

Major-General Michel-Henri St-Louis became Acting Commander of the Canadian Army on April 19 after LGen Wayne Eyre was appointed Acting Chief of the Defence Staff. St-Louis has served at the operational and strategic level. He deployed on six different missions,...

Artillery strikes 150

Artillery strikes 150

Photo: Bdr Nicholas Bauman, 11th Field Artillery Regiment by Ian Coutts   Starting on April 1, keen-eyed observers of Army uniforms would have noticed something new on the left sleeve of gunners’ CADPAT: a largish square patch, measuring roughly 10x10 cm...