More than just a truck

More than just a truck

By Allan Joyner   It might be the last and one of the least glamorous in a steady line of vehicle projects that have delivered logistics and combat trucks to the Canadian Army over the past five years, but the Light Utility Vehicle (LUV) project has the attention...
Bridging a gap

Bridging a gap

by Richard Bray   Tomorrow’s Canadian Army will get to the mission faster and safer, moving over a new generation of bridge and gap crossing equipment. At the Directorate of Land Requirements, Major François Langis has been working on the Bridge and Gap Crossing...
Stimulus policy

Stimulus policy

by Chris Thatcher   Like the proverbial iceberg, most of what you see at the Directorate of Land Requirements (DLR) is happening below the surface. The periodic requests for information and letters of interest issued to the defence industry on its behalf by...
Disaster relief: A model Op Lentus

Disaster relief: A model Op Lentus

by Allan Joyner   When the LAVs of Duke’s Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (1 RCR) squeezed up the congested roads in Constance Bay, Ont. on the morning of April 26, the spirits of the local volunteers who had spent days filling sandbags to protect...
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...