Canada joins in Warfighting Modernization Exercise

Canadian Army exercise


OTTAWA – The Canadian Army Land Warfare Centre is participating for the first time in the United States-led Army Warfighting Assessment Exercise, from October 17 to 30 in Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.This computer simulation-based exercise will focus on army modernization, which includes assessing new capabilities, interoperability, exploring modern technologies, and improving readiness. Participating in this exercise enhances the Canadian Army’s ability to share information in a multinational environment with allies and partner nations.

“The Canadian Army Land Warfare Centre will leverage the event as an opportunity to train soldiers in a challenging and realistic scenario within a multinational environment. From this, we’ll be able to examine the Army’s capabilities to see what changes, if any, we can implement in order to modernize and design the aspirational brigade headquarters of the future, looking out to a 2030-2035 timeframe,” said Colonel D.A. Russel, Director, Canadian Army Land Warfare Centre.

Quick Facts:

  • The Canadian Army Land Warfare Centre, based in Kingston, Ontario, develops concepts and designs for land capabilities to address future threats and security.
  • 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group will deploy over 200 soldiers to take part in the exercise.
  • Unites States Armed Forces participation will include 1 (US) Corps, 1st Armoured Division, 2nd Armoured Brigade Combat Team, and an Airborne Task Force.
  • Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom will together provide a brigade headquarters that will participate in the computer-aided exercise simulation.

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