Friday, December 2, 2011

Leopard 2

A Leopard 2, equipped with a device (also called a roller) to destroy mines and improvised explosive devices.
A photo report on the transportation between the base simulating KAF and the FOB simulating Shoja on 22 September 2010 during Exercise Maple Guardian at CFB Wainwright. (Canadian Forces photo/By Cpl Jean-Francois Carpentier with Army News Ottawa)

Taurus Armoured Recovery Vehicle

Corporal Warren Drake ground guides Trooper Jeremy Gearin in a Taurus Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV) hoisting a plough at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Reno on Exercise MAPLE GUARDIAN (Ex MG), at the Fort Irwin National Training Center (NTC), California, U.S.A.
Task Force 1-10 (TF 1-10) is comprised of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group (1 RCR BG), the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), the Operational Mentor and Liaison Team (OMLT), and the National Support Element (NSE).
Approximately 3,700 soldiers are participating in the exercise, which includes supporting elements from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG), and other units across Canada. Ex MG is a major military training event designed to confirm the readiness of TF 1-10, which will be deploying to Afghanistan in the spring of 2010. (Photo: Canadian Forces/By Sgt Lance Wade with Combat Camera (36 CBG Public Affairs)


A Badger Armoured Engineering Vehicle from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, lifts facine from the back of an Armoured Heavy Support Vehicle System during recent operations in the volatile Panjwa’i and Zhari Districts of Kandahar Province. Facine is used in aiding the crossing of obstacles that would otherwise be impossible or dangerous to cross.
In close cooperation with Afghan National Security Forces, 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group provides security by conducting counter-insurgency operations throughout Panjwa’i District located south-west of Kandahar City. The Battle Group conducts partnered operations with the 2nd Kandak of the 1st Brigade, 205 Corps of the Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police and the Panjwa’i District Governor in order to advance governance, reconstruction and security in the area.
Operation ATHENA is Canada’s participation in the International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan. Focused on Kandahar Province in southern Afghanistan since the fall of 2005, Op ATHENA has one over-arching objective: to leave Afghanistan to Afghans, in a country that is better governed, more peaceful and more secure.
(By Corporal Shilo Adamson with Canadian Forces Combat Camera/Canadian Forces)