Only a couple of decades ago, accessing and gathering information on Canadian military history – or any history, for that matter – would have been more difficult and time-consuming than today, where technology provides instant access to information. All corners of society can benefit from such technological advancements. In particular, the Canadian Armed Forces and other modern armies are increasingly using virtual exercises, modelling and simulation to train their forces and reach their strategic, operational, and tactical objectives.
In the first video, the modernization of Canada’s military is explored through two computer-assisted exercises, Virtual Bear and Winged Warrior. The second video examines a virtual firing range at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Quebec. In both cases, these exercises allow for greater proficiency, knowledge, and preparation before engaging in real operations.