I've just received a copy of the above and have now read the thing in detail and I'm actually quite pleased with many "fine print" issues raised within it.
It appears that the target level for readiness and the MRP are changing so that a brigade will be the level to train towards (including as...
Every once in a while you come across something you didn't know.
Singapore has a defence budget lower than ours with a regular force army of some 70,000 and a reserve in excess of 300,000 organized into three regular combined arms divisions and two operational reserve divisions. This little...
Happy St Barbara's day to my fellow gunners and all those of the other fiery arts.
Here's hoping that she sees us safely through for the remainder of this dumpster fire of a year and leads us to better times in the next one.
NATO Foreign Ministers are meeting today in Brussels.
Concurrently Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg received an experts' report on how to keep NATO relevant going forward. See article here.
A transcript of Stoltenberg's press conference after the first days meeting is here.
Attached is a link to a training video produced to show the organization and operations of the close support medium artillery regiment under the Corps 86 concept.
With the exception of the RPV (remotely piloted vehicle) and the rocket battery and to an extent the counter mortar radars, the...
The Australian IGADF Report on war crimes committed by Australian troops in Afghanistan is complete after four years of investigation.
There's a good backgrounder on it here.
Project Convergence is a month long exercise to bring together the weapons and capabilities the US Army envisions fighting with in the 2030s and beyond in a seamlessly networked environment. It involves incorporating artificial intelligence, autonomy and robotics in the air and on the ground...
Many of you are probably familiar with the German WW2 submachine gun; the MP40 which was designed by Hugo Schmeisser in association with C.G. Haenel GmBG (and hence called the Schmeisser). Coincidentally they invented the modern assault rifle, the MP44/StG44 which influenced the design of...
I've published another article on my Blog/Website as a follow up to my book Unsustainable at Any Price: The Canadian Armed Forces in Crisis and my CMJ article.
The new article Re-establishing a Canadian Armoured Brigade in Europe builds on my previous thoughts and presents possible ways that we...
Okay. Who had July 9th in the crazy inter-service rivalry pool?
Arguments are starting to arise that the US Army's Long Range Precision Fires initiative under their "Big Six" ought to be an Air Force resource seeing as it's "over-the-horizon"
See full article here