The C79: A sight for Army eyes

The C79: A sight for Army eyes

by Ken Pole   The odds are that, regardless of your rank in the Army, you have literally had your fingertips on something that made you a more effective warrior. That’s the C79 optical sight, a key piece of kit designed, developed and manufactured by Raytheon...
Training the C22 trainers

Training the C22 trainers

by Ken Pole   Considering firearms controls and setting aside the law enforcement community, the first time most Canadians encounter pistols is likely when they join the military. The Army is the most common vector since its approximately 44,000 Regular and...
Detecting and defeating IEDs

Detecting and defeating IEDs

by Ken Pole   Of the 159 Canadians who died during this country’s decade-long combat mission in Afghanistan, the majority were victims of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Hundreds more were wounded or otherwise traumatized. Major Pete DesRoches, a combat...