Operation UNIFIER - Vehicle Recovery Video

Video / February 1, 2017 / Project number: 16-0311

 

(Sound of machinery running, with a crash as vehicle lands on its side.)

(Cut to a wide angle shot of vehicle on its side, soldiers standing in a group watching.)

(Cut to a medium shot of Major Geoffrey Tyrell standing in field with a vehicles behind him.)

Major Geoffrey Tyrell, Op UNIFIER Logistics Instructor: My role is to command the logistics training team. I personally do a lot of planning with the Ukrainian Armed Forces, to plan NATO compatible; we’ll call it logistics training with the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

(Cut to a medium shot of a soldier drawing a diagram on a whiteboard.)

Major Geoffrey Tyrell: And my team’s goal is to provide different level of training, mostly focussed at the tactical level, to enable Ukrainian Armed Forces logistics modernization.

(Cut to a medium shot of Ukrainian soldiers standing in the field and listening to instructions.)

(Cut to a wide shot of soldiers standing in the field listening as the course instructor points in general direction of over-turned vehicle)

Soldier (male) in background: The two wreckers will pull it over. You can watch around, stand around, watch the set up, and then we will all back away and they can do the pull.

(Cut to a medium shot of Major Geoffrey Tyrell standing in field with a vehicle behind him.)

Major Geoffrey Tyrell: Today we are doing recovery training, specifically we are learning how to right vehicles that have rolled over, that have been bogged down, practicing different recovery methods,

(Cut to a wide shot of Ukrainian soldiers observing a large military vehicle.)

(Cut to a close up of a vehicle hydraulic outrigger lowering.)

Major Geoffrey Tyrell:  and our intent with the Ukrainians is not to show them this is the way to do things because this is how we say “do it in the Canadian Army,” but these are some techniques that you may want to employ yourselves.

(Cut to a wide shot of a vehicle with a crane-like mechanism being raised.)

(Cut to a medium shot of a Ukrainian soldier manning the hydraulic controls of the vehicle, with guidance from a Canadian soldier.)

(Cut to a close up of Master Warrant Officer Scott Fieldsend standing in a field with vehicles behind him.)

Master Warrant Officer Scott Fieldsend: The recovery that we’re teaching them right now is actually a recovery principle that they don’t use here, so we’re trying to teach them the principles of using their assets that they have in a different manner.

(Cut to a medium shot of Ukrainian and Canadian soldiers standing together in the field.)

(Cut to a wide shot of Canadian and Ukrainian soldiers working on underside of an overturned vehicle.)

(Cut to a close up of a Canadian soldier wrapping chain around the underside of the vehicle.)

Master Warrant Officer Scott Fieldsend: They don’t use their assets the same way we do ours, so we are showing them how we use ours and how it could be incorporated into theirs if they wanted to go that way.

(Cut to a medium shot of a Ukrainian soldier chaining the vehicle to the crane mechanism.)

(Cut to a close up of the chain  attached to pulley of the crane.)

(Cut to a wide shot of the vehicle being pulled upright position by the crane.)

(Loud clang of metal chains as vehicle lands upright.)

(Cut to a medium shot of Major Geoffry Tyrell standing in a field with vehicles behind him.)

Major Geoffrey Tyrell: The audiences that we have seen are very receptive to the training. When we conclude courses, we ask them of course to be quite honest with us.

(Cut to a wide shot of a Canadian trainer speaking with Ukrainian soldiers gathered to observe.)

Major Geoffrey Tyrell: Across the board what we have seen is, they enjoy the training that we deliver and they want to see more of it. And they have even recommended specific audiences that we might want to work towards.

(Cut to a medium shot of a Ukrainian soldier attaching chain to the underside of a vehicle.)

(Cut to a wide shot of two Ukrainian soldiers working on the overturned vehicle.)

(Cut to a medium shot of Senior Lieutenant Romanenko, Ukrainian Armed Forces trainee, standing in field with vehicles behind him.)

Senior Lieutenant Romanenko, Ukrainian Armed Forces trainee (male): I really enjoy the classes here with the Canadians. It’s the second similar course I have taken and I really enjoy the level of professionalism and also the friendliness and the way they are fun. The classes are really interesting.

(Cut to a medium shot of Major Geoffrey Tyrell standing in a field with vehicles behind him.)

Major Geoffrey Tyrell: This mission isn’t just about us teaching the Ukrainians, we’re learning a lot from them too. Based on their own experiences over the past couple of years, the sort of threats that they face in hybrid warfare and its implications for sustainment on the battlefield, the sort of threats that they face in hybrid warfare and its implications for sustainment on the battlefield.

(Cut to a medium shot of Ukrainian soldiers walking towards underside of the overturned vehicle.)

(Cut to a close up of a Ukrainian soldier manning vehicle hydraulic controls.)

Major Geoffrey Tyrell: It’s an excellent opportunity for our team to learn some of those challenges ourselves that Canada could perhaps one day face.

(Cut to a wide shot of a field with multiple vehicles, one overturned, and soldiers standing in the distance.)

(Fade to black.  Fade to Title reading: Strong. Proud. Ready. Forts. Fiers. Prêts)

(Fade to National Defence Identifier and copyright information. Fade to Canada wordmark.)

 

 

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