Canadian Army Prepares for the Future with Ex AGILE WARRIOR

News Release

October 7, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Members of the Canadian Army participated in Exercise AGILE WARRIOR from October 3 to 6 to help determine future land capability requirements. The exercise, hosted by the British Army in Camberley, U.K., was conducted to explore future land challenges and determine the gaps between today’s military and the army of tomorrow.

During this exercise, participating international partners discussed national security and defence threats and challenges that may arise—this will help the Canadian Army prepare contingencies to deal with these concerns. Key topics examined included how armies can foster the innovation and adaptability needed to meet future challenges, and how improved methods for increasing the mental and physical resilience of soldiers will enable them to be better prepared for combat.


“I was impressed by the collaborative nature of discussions during Exercise AGILE WARRIOR this week in Camberley. When you are trying to determine how the Army needs to prepare for an unpredictable future, having the opportunity to share ideas and brainstorm with colleagues from our Allied Forces and partners gives us a greater wealth of knowledge and experience from which to draw.”

— Colonel Darrell 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 requirements.
  • Participating nations in Exercise AGILE WARRIOR included Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Spain, Singapore, Turkey, and the United States.
  • The Canadian Army’s participation in Exercise AGILE WARRIOR will contribute to the development of a key strategic document for the Canadian Army, the Army of Tomorrow Capstone Operating Concept – Close Engagement: Land Power in an Age of Uncertainty – Evolving Adaptive Dispersed Operations (to be published in 2017).

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