Taking back the night for tactical advantage

Taking back the night for tactical advantage

by Ken Pole   In its June 2017 defence policy, the federal government used the word “vision” a lot but mostly in a generic contemplative way. However, tucked away on page 36 was a commitment to recapitalizing an outstanding requirement for new “soldier night...
Detecting and defeating IEDs

Detecting and defeating IEDs

by Ken Pole   Of the 159 Canadians who died during this country’s decade-long combat mission in Afghanistan, the majority were victims of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Hundreds more were wounded or otherwise traumatized. Major Pete DesRoches, a combat...
Can your light off-road vehicle handle a .50 cal?

Can your light off-road vehicle handle a .50 cal?

by Chris Thatcher   Inflation is having a deflating effect on defence procurement and the Light Forces Enhancement (LFE) project is no exception. But beyond the growing costs of manufacturing a four-wheeled, lightweight, off-road vehicle, the Army now knows it...