Army door gunners receive flight crew badges

by Royal Canadian Air Force   Door gunners from the Canadian Army who support Royal Canadian Air Force tactical aviation operations and possess specific qualifications are now entitled to a flight crew badge. “It’s my pleasure to introduce the newest specialist flight...

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Digitizing Joint Fires

by Chris Thatcher   On the night of April 17, 2002, Major Harry Schmidt, an F-16 fighter jet pilot with the United States Air National Guard, believed he was taking ground fire and mistakenly dropped a laser-guided GBU-12 Paveway II bomb on soldiers from the 3rd...

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Operational influencers

by Captain Grant Cree   Influence activities (IA) operations were one of the main focal points at Exercise Maple Resolve 2018 (Ex MR 18), and the Canadian Army intends to substantially increase IA personnel by the end of 2019 to meet escalating demand. A combination...

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Building procurement capacity

by Chris Thatcher   The 2017 defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE), brought clarity, funding and momentum to a large number of Canadian Army equipment projects, many of which had been stalled for some time. But it also raised concerns about a perennial issue...

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Testing tech for complex urban environments

By Dr. Katherine Banko   Urban environments present unique challenges for militaries. The Complex Urban Environment Montreal 2018 Trial (CUE 18), September 11-20, allowed researchers to explore concepts and technologies intended to improve future close combat in...

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