Rapid military bridge evaluation software

Rapid military bridge evaluation software

by Andrew J. MacDonald and R. Gordon Wight   For modern mechanized militaries, mobility is critical. In Field Manual 3-90.2 The Tank and Mechanized Infantry Battalion Task Force, nearly a fifth of the pages of the main body of this document mention the word...

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Hundreds of Army Reservists converge on Meaford

Hundreds of Army Reservists converge on Meaford

By Lt(N) Andrew McLaughlin   Hundreds of Canadian Army Reserve soldiers from across Ontario and beyond participated in simultaneous infantry and artillery exercises at 4th Canadian Division Training Centre (4 CDTC) in Meaford from August 20-27. The expansive...

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Countering the drones

Countering the drones

What’s the best way to detect and defeat mini and micro drones? In September 2019, the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program hosted a sandbox challenge in Suffield, Alberta, to help answer that. They selected a dozen companies – Canadian and...

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Adaptive expertise: Op Calumet

Adaptive expertise: Op Calumet

La version française de cet article est disponible après le texte anglais. by Tim Dunne     Whether it’s combat operations in Afghanistan, training armed forces in Ukraine, providing a deterrence presence in Latvia, peacekeeping in the Middle East, Africa...

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What’s replacing the C7 assault rifle?

What’s replacing the C7 assault rifle?

by Ken Pole   There’s no gainsaying the history of the Colt Canada C7 rifle in the hands of Canadian Army operators – essentially an evolution of the venerable U.S. Colt M16 that has been used by many NATO allies. But neither is there any question that it has...

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Future network concept

Future network concept

La version française de cet article est disponible après le texte anglais. For an organization that normally looks 10 to 15 years into the future, conceptualizing the Army’s near-term tactical network architecture is a bit of a departure for the Canadian Army Land...

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Follow the process

Follow the process

La version française de cet article est disponible après le texte anglais.   Sorry, there are no secrets to fast-tracking the process of Canadian Army equipment procurement. After almost four years as Director of Land Requirements (DLR), one of longest serving in...

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LGen Paul new Army commander

LGen Paul new Army commander

LGen Jocelyn (Joe) Paul has assumed command of the Canadian Army following a ceremony on June 16 at the Cartier Square Drill Hall in Ottawa. Paul took over from MGen Michel-Henri St-Louis, who had served as acting commander and is set to become the commander of the...

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