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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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...

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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...

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MEL and Remotely Operated Platforms

MEL and Remotely Operated Platforms

by Dr. Dominik Pudo, Dr. Jean-François Daigle, Capt Joanne Clifford, Capt Angela Starchuk, MWO Richard Landriault   Since the first demonstration of the laser (an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) in 1960, its applications have...

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A second serving for the Army’s mobile kitchens

A second serving for the Army’s mobile kitchens

by Major Noel MacKey   The old Napoleonic adage that “an army travels on its stomach” is perhaps the most basic military principle that militaries have succeed and failed to satisfy throughout the history of armed conflict. The importance of field fresh rations...

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