TABLE OF CONTENTS 2004 issue 5

BY JEAN JACQUES BLAIS

It's unfortunate that the subject of military spending is almost always precipitated by a tragic incident within our armed forces or their inability to respond when needed. This latest tragedy should be a wake up call that we need to seriously examine how we equip our military to represent our nation to the world.

BY ROBERT DAY

We require the preparation of a realistic defence policy and program that will both demonstrate our intention to protect our sovereignty, our people and our resources and our intention to fulfill our role as a meaningful action on the international scene.

Interview: Stan Jacobson
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Canada's defence industry is struggling to find ways to mitigate some aspects of the ITAR policy and the way it is administered. The CDIA has some recommendations which may help.

BY CHRIS WATTIE

The Department of National Defence has a $3-billion plan to upgrade its frigates. Bu the mid-life refit and modernizations has been pushed back by funding shortfalls to the point where the oldest vessels of the class are not scheduled to begin their nine-month facelift until 2011.

BY JOHN LEECH

FrontLine had the opportunity to chat with the Commandant about the Atlantic Littoral ISR Experiment (ALIX), the largest major undertaking in the ongoing CFEC program.

German Bundeswehr
BY MARK ROMANOW

Reduced post Cold War threat, budget reductions, and regional conflicts are driving factors behind the restructuring of the Bundeswehr (Military) from a large Mechanized force, structured to repel armoured attacks by Warsaw Pact forces, to lighter, rapidly deployable units suited for UN missions and Peace Support Ops.

BY STEFAN DEGRAEF and EDWIN BORREMANS

As the exclusive flight test agency of the Canadian Forces, the AETE conducts a wide variety of flight and ground testing involving every aircraft and helicopter type in the Canadian inventory. 

BY SUNIL RAM

The Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI) will see 5,000 more Regular Force positions and another 3,000 more Reserve positions created to ease the present manpower crisis in the military.

BY JOSHUA KILBERG

A roundtable discussion on how NATO is addressing terrorism and WMD concerns.

BY TARA BORIN

This year's prestigious Canadian American Business Council Achievement Award goes to the ODEL - E-Z-EM team.

BY PETER PIGOTT

With development costs for modern fighters rising, commonality and outsourcing to multiple allies has become the norm.

BY INGAR MOEN and DR ORRICK WHITE

Compatibility studies between the network and its human operators are critical.