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...
BYOB: Bring your own boots

BYOB: Bring your own boots

by Ian Couts   “Boot-boots-boots-boots movin’ up an’ down again” The British poet Rudyard Kipling certainly nailed one of the central aspects of military life in that particular ballad. Even today, when troops are carried into action on helicopters and in LAVs,...