MEL and Remotely Operated Platforms

MEL and Remotely Operated Platforms

by Dr. Dominik Pudo, Dr. Jean-François Daigle, Capt Joanne Clifford, Capt Angela Starchuk, MWO Richard Landriault   Since the first demonstration of the laser (an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) in 1960, its applications have...
IDEaS to solve bad beard breaks

IDEaS to solve bad beard breaks

La version française de cet article est disponible après le texte anglais.   Beards and mustaches, neatly trimmed, of course, are a common sight on Army bases from coast to coast. The 2018 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) general order allowing facial hair and longer...
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...
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...