Strength and perseverance, forged on Mount Everest

Strength and perseverance, forged on Mount Everest

by Lt(N) Sean Costello   We recently checked in with a number of former Royal Canadian Army Cadets, who became connected during an experience of a lifetime some 10 years ago. In October 2010, 14 senior cadets set off on an Army Cadet International Expedition,...

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FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

La version française de cet article est disponible après le texte anglais. When Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre assumed command of the Canadian Army in August 2019, numerous initiatives were underway to modernize the force. With the release in January 2021 of Advancing...

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More time on the guns

More time on the guns

Story and photos by Lt(N) Andrew McLaughlin   With the COVID-19 pandemic placing new restraints and constraints on Canadian Army Reserve training, staying closer to home has become a solution for 31 Canadian Brigade Group (31 CBG) in Southwestern Ontario. In...

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Vaccine logistics

Vaccine logistics

by Ian Coutts   Canada’s road to immunization has been a bumpy one, with delays in the initial procurement of vaccines and other distribution problems. In recent months, the immunization plan has been on a better track, with the vaccines – about a million doses a...

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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...

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Spring 2021

Spring 2021

This Issue Force 2025: Structure review Land C4ISR: The digital spine Arctic warfare training Delivering vaccine logistics Tests, trials and evaluations FORCE Combat Big wrecker What roles for robots?

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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...

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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...

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