Gnr Shelton Kohorst and Gnr Kori Trites, members of the 128th Battery from 4GS Rgt participate in pugil stick training to improve combat skills at CFB Gagetown.
IN THE NEWS
Half a decade into its search for a new handgun, the Army has chosen Sig Sauer's version of the Modular Handgun System, according to a Thursday announcement from the Army. The new sidearm will replace the M9 Beretta, the Army's pistol of choice for more than 30 years.
The RCMP conducted at least two prior investigations into leaks of sensitive information involving naval projects before this week's suspension of the military's second-highest ranking officer, according to CBC News.
Two companies looking to bid on the multibillion-dollar project to build a new warship fleet for Canada have asked that the process be delayed as controversy swirls around the removal of a top military commander.
During his first interview, on CTV’s morning show, Kevin O’Leary touted his love for the military, and insisted that he’d be able to do better, for cheaper. By way of example, O’Leary brought up the CP-140 Aurora surveillance aircraft.Vice News Canada did the math. O’Leary, evidently, did not.
The suspension of the military's second-highest-ranking officer has cast a pall over the federal government's multibillion-dollar plan to build new warships, which the Liberals had hoped was finally back on course after listing for years.
U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops announced on Wednesday they were in “full control” of eastern Mosul after routing Islamic State militants from that part of the northern city.
Two military acoustic specialists will travel to Igloolik, Nunavut this month to investigate a mysterious pinging sound in the area that locals say has been frightening wildlife. They will spend a week gathering information about the phenomenon which has not yet been recorded.
Academic and cooperation agreement relating to Australia’s Future Submarine Program signed between DCNS, Australian Flinders University and four of France’s leading Graduate Schools of Engineering.
Airbus Defence and Space successfully demonstrated refuelling contacts between a C295 transport aircraft and a H225M Caracal helicopter.
The Royal Navy is facing its greatest challenge from Russian submarines and warships for more than 25 years, the First Sea Lord has told his sailors. Adml Sir Philip Jones said the Navy was dealing with the highest level of activity from Vladimir Putin’s fleet since the end of the Cold War, even as it has to make “difficult” cuts to equipment.
The U.S. Navy wants a 355-ship fleet. But, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) warned to keep production swift and steady and to be careful about replacing existing designs - including the Littoral Combat Ship - with all-new warships as proposed by the Senate Armed Services chairman, John McCain.
The first of four British military tankers being built in South Korea to support operation of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier force has finally been handed over to the Ministry of Defence, twelve months later than expected.
John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has unveiled a proposal that would dramatically increase national defence spending over the next five years. The scheme offers a potential blueprint as the new Congress considers possible increases in defence spending.
Justin Trudeau has affirmed Canada’s support of NATO, days after president-elect Donald Trump‘s pronouncement that the military alliance is obsolete. But the prime minister stopped short of saying he would be willing to boost the defence budget so Canada could meet NATO’s spending target for its member countries.
A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp Tuesday, killing at least 52 people and injuring 120.
Sources says VAdm Mark Norman was replaced as Vice Chief of Defence Staff during the investigation of leaked classified shipbuilding documents. The RCMP instead of military police are leading the investigation to avoid a conflict of interest.
Ukraine’s envoy has told the Canadian Press news agency that his country is growing concerned about whether Canada will continue its future military support to his country to help it deal with Russian aggression. The CAF has 200 military personnel providing training to their Ukrainian security counterparts.
Canada will have to contribute more to NATO if the U.S. follows through on president-elect Donald Trump's musings on withdrawing from the alliance, says the head of the House of Commons foreign affairs committee.
The Globe and Mail, citing unnamed sources, is reporting that an RCMP investigation into the leak of top-secret defence information led to the removal on Monday of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman from his duties as the Canadian military’s second-highest-ranking officer.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will name retired lieutenant-general Andrew Leslie to the cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations in an effort to forge closer ties with former military commanders that are playing leading roles in president-elect Donald Trump’s administration.
Erin O'Toole, Conservative leadership candidate and former veterans' affairs minister, says he would double spending on defence as prime minister. The retired Canadian Forces officer has drafted a policy paper that covers defence procurement and foreign affairs.
The country's top military commander, Gen. Jonathan Vance, ordered the temporary removal of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman from the position of Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff this morning, without explanation to the press. The Commander of the Navy, Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, will step in as interim VCDS. The Globe and Mail suggest alleged leaks of secret documents are the cause of this situation.
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Vice Admiral Mark Norman was removed from command early Monday, Department of National Defence sources say. Norman was served with a letter relieving him from command at 8 a.m.
A statement by US President-elect Donald Trump that NATO is "obsolete" has caused "worry" in the alliance, Germany's foreign minister says. Frank-Walter Steinmeier said it was a contradiction of comments made days ago by Mr Trump's incoming defence chief.
A public fundraising campaign is underway to help one of Canada's highest-decorated former soldiers from the Afghan war clear a mountain of debt from a legal battle to clear his name.
ISSUES & IDEAS
Defeating the physical ISIS caliphate is an achievable goal but addresses none of the underlying causes and it would not end the conflicts of the region.
I’ve been raising this issue for some time without success. There is an unfairness in the Veteran Health Care Regulations in how VAC reimburses Veterans for their treatment expenses.
As the former ADM (Science and Engineering), I was responsible for procuring the original CF-18 Fleet. Surely the selection of weapon systems should be left to the military professionals who must risk their lives operating these systems in combat.