A cold weather test

A cold weather test

Not many Canadians were hoping for snow and freezing temperatures before Christmas, but few at Thales Canada complained when an Arctic wind and flurries blanketed the Ottawa Valley in early November. The company has been highlighting the attributes of its Hawkei...
A targeted retention strategy

A targeted retention strategy

by Ken Pole   R&R used to mean “rest and relaxation” in the military lexicon. Nowadays, in the Canadian Armed Forces, it’s more about “recruitment and retention” as the all-volunteer service tries to attract new personnel and, perhaps more important, hang on...
Army finalizing new camouflage pattern

Army finalizing new camouflage pattern

When the Soldier Operational Clothing and Equipment Modernization (SOCEM) initiative delivers its first pieces of kit in the coming years, they will come in a new Canadian Disruptive Pattern (CADPAT). The new camouflage pattern and colour scheme is under review by the...
The Tents Situation

The Tents Situation

by Richard Bray   “One day. It only took one day.” That was all soldiers needed to decide the new Headquarters Shelter System (HQSS) was a worthy replacement for the aging but still capable Tent Expandable Modular System (TEMS) headquarters, said Captain...