Taking the grunt out of the Grunt

Taking the grunt out of the Grunt

by Ken Pole   A full suit of medieval field armour weighed 20 to 25 kilograms, with the helmet accounting for two to four kilograms. A broadsword might have added two more. Compare that with the 34 to 41 kilograms the modern soldier has carried on recent ground combat...
Digitizing Joint Fires

Digitizing Joint Fires

by Chris Thatcher   On the night of April 17, 2002, Major Harry Schmidt, an F-16 fighter jet pilot with the United States Air National Guard, believed he was taking ground fire and mistakenly dropped a laser-guided GBU-12 Paveway II bomb on soldiers from the 3rd...
Building procurement capacity

Building procurement capacity

by Chris Thatcher   The 2017 defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE), brought clarity, funding and momentum to a large number of Canadian Army equipment projects, many of which had been stalled for some time. But it also raised concerns about a perennial issue...