Back to Bold Quest

Back to Bold Quest

by Chris Thatcher   On the calendar of joint fires and sensor-to-shooter capability demonstrations, Bold Quest is a key event. But when around 600 participants gathered last October, most of the 200 international attendees were virtual observers, watching online...
A digital call for fires

A digital call for fires

by Chris Thatcher   When Canadian Army Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) walked away from the ramp check tables at Bold Quest 19 in Finland this spring, the eyes of many envious allies were on them.  In 2017, the Army acquired the first Android-based...
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...