Behind friendly lines

Behind friendly lines

As part of its modernization strategy the Army will realign exchange and liaison officers to meet its engagement priorities. Here are five principles for leadership as an Army liaison officer. by Major Bradley E. Benns     Leadership, in all forms, is the...

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Spring 2022

Spring 2022

This Issue A question of culture and ethos Reserve readiness standards The (Not so) secret to procurement UR22: New enemy, new challenges What's replacing the C7 Time for a new tank killer Arctic pivot: No snow, no problem Countering the drones

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Can you print that?

Can you print that?

by Canadian Army Today staff   Last September, two 3D polymer printers were among the equipment airlifted into Latvia for rotation 20-02 of Operation Reassurance. Army units have been experimenting with additive manufacturing (AM) since at least 2014, but the...

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Battery operated

Battery operated

by Canadian Army Today Staff   When Exercise Soaring Goose launched from the Blissville airstrip in the Gagetown range on July 20, it marked the first training event for 129 Battery as a dedicated small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) unit. Since the CU172...

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Combat Support Experiment

Combat Support Experiment

by Chris Thatcher   Need reconnaissance imagery from a small surveillance drone? Electronic jamming? Air space coordination? Specialized engineering such as combat divers? How you request those, and other effects generated by the Army’s enablers, is about to...

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Collaborative app

Collaborative app

Upgraded software is planned for the Integrated Soldier System. A Canadian company is positioning to be its centre of excellence.     Arriving on the scene of an active shooter is one of the more perilous situations a police officer can face. Critical...

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Boosting Signals Strength

Boosting Signals Strength

by Chris Thatcher   Call it a paradox of digital transformation. At a time when the Canadian Army seeks to digitize enterprise and operational practices, network sensors, shooters and command nodes to a unified digital backbone, and stream vast arrays of data to...

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Test, break, repeat

Test, break, repeat

by Ian Coutts   There is ready. And then there’s ready. Back in May 2021, General Dynamics Land Systems Canada posted a video on YouTube featuring its new Armoured Combat Support Vehicle (ACSV). Anyone watching their presentation, a glitzy affair with lights and...

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SkyHawks plan for return to the air

SkyHawks plan for return to the air

by Ian Coutts   They’re a fixture of the Canadian summer, like the cry of a loon or the sizzle of a barbecue. Corkscrewing through the air, almost like slowly falling leaves, trailing colourful smoke or maple leaf flags. Since 1971, more than 75 million people...

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