A digital call for fires

A digital call for fires

by Chris Thatcher   When Canadian Army Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) walked away from the ramp check tables at Bold Quest 19 in Finland this spring, the eyes of many envious allies were on them.  In 2017, the Army acquired the first Android-based...
Unmanned in demand

Unmanned in demand

Unmanned aircraft have long been catnip for commanders on operations. The persistent feed of sensor data from ISTAR (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance) platforms has been vital to the success of coalition missions globally. For over a...
The trials of Prototype J

The trials of Prototype J

by Chris Thatcher   “Contact!” The shout comes from a soldier in the lead section of a platoon conducting an attack through the scrub, sand and small trees of Canadian Forces Base Petawawa. Behind him, soldiers quickly drop to a knee or lie prone, their weapons...