The Canadian Army trains soldiers on the new Integrated Soldier System-Video

Video / January 17, 2019 / Project number: 18-0283


(A soldier taps a stylus pen against the touchscreen of a Tactical User Interface also referred to as a TUI. The soldier puts the pen into a breast pocket, and then secures the TUI to his vest)

Major Chris Guilbaud-McHarg, Director Integrated Soldier System Project: As part of the Integrated Soldier System Project, Canadian Soldiers are being provided with a brand-new piece of kit.

(Maj Guilbaud-McHarg is in a forest, describing the piece of equipment.)

Maj Guilbaud-McHarg: It’s a communications suite, equipment, accessories, all integrated with a wearable vest.

(The soldier has his hand on a radio as he speaks. Another soldier tears a TUI from the Velcro strapping it to the vest.)

Maj Guilbaud-McHarg: First of all, you got a radio, you got a headset, you got a battery pack, you got a Tactical User Interface – the TUI, a smartphone-like computer. And later on, we’ll be adding more tools to help the situational awareness of the soldier on the ground.

(A stylus pen taps a map displayed on a TUI.)

Maj Guilbaud-McHarg: This new piece of equipment will be used mainly by dismounted infantry – soldier to platoon commander.

(A group of soldiers meet and crouch in a group. Cut to Captain Jeff Adamczyk, Signals Officer from 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment.)

Capt Adamczyk: What it's going to do is increase situational awareness across the battlefield by allowing soldiers to see where their other section mates and other soldiers are on the battlefield.

(A soldier taps a pen through menu buttons on the TUI to create a report.)

Capt Adamczyk: You'll have the ability to generate contact reports, send messages, or generate information, which will enable your section commander and the entire chain of command to make timely decisions on what needs to be done next and what needs to happen on the operation. 

(Frantz Beaujuin, Technical Specialist Rheinmetall Canada, is in a forest.)

Mr. Beaujuin: The soldier can connect equipment like a laser rangefinder, military GPS, external camera to take picture and video. The data is secure within the internal computer and it's protected by a password used by the user, and also by the fact that the radio uses encrypted communication.  

Maj Guilbaud-McHarg: Delivery of the ISS Project has already begun. We expect that the equipment will be fully delivered, in use by the end of 2023. And all the task forces that are presently being trained on it will be fully operational by this time.

(The Canadian Army watermark appears onscreen, with text: “Strong. Proud. Ready.” Fade to the National Defense signature, then a Government of Canada wordmark)



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