TABLE OF CONTENTS 2005 issue 3

BY HOWARD MARSH

The Department of National Defence has long suffered from funding various regional development projects. Cabinet will need to be restrained from using major transformation objectives as the means to assist ailing regional economies.

BY DON McLEOD

Canada’s new Defence Policy is a bold and innovative approach to peace and security in the 21st century.

BY JOHN MORRISON

Today’s concept of Command and Control, C2, and its corollaries in the other C2 (Communications and Computers) and ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) and all of their associated complexities, reminds one of the definition of a consultant: someone who is adept at making the simple… complex.

LGen Steve Lucas
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Canada’s newest Chief of the Air Staff explains how the transformed Air Force will reposition itself to effectively respond to threats faced in today’s world.

BGen Dwayne Lucas
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The revolutionary new way of contracting for the Air Force, Optimized Weapons System Support Management, puts more responsibility on industry, but they also gain in the global market by becoming “best of breed.”

The European Option:
BY PETER PIGOTT

There is a growing demand for military transport aircraft. The world’s Air Forces will take delivery of 922 new transports valued at US$53 billion. FrontLine reviews three aircraft that could handle the CF requirements: Lockheed C-130J, Boeing C-17, and the Airbus A400M.

BY PETER PIGOTT

The latest model is the C-130J, and it represents a nearly complete reinvention of the Hercules.

BY PETER PIGOTT

There is a growing demand for military transport aircraft. The world's Air Forces will take delivery of 922 new transports valued at US$53 billion. FrontLine reviews three aircrafts that could handle the CF requirements: Lockheed C-130J, Boeing C-17, and the Airbus A400M.

BY JAMES SIMIANA

Throughout much of 2004, Sudan, and in particular its western Darfur region, was the humanitarian crisis news story. It remains so today, largely because of the scale of human disaster and atrocities committed there, as well as the intractable nature of that regional conflict.

BY DENNIS R. (Doc) HOPPER

Many have considered flight simulators for pilot training to be the “leading edge” of simulation. As the Air Force transforms, the demands for modeling and simulation support in other areas are on the increase.

BY JOHN LEECH

Last Fall, the Canadian Chief of the Air Staff, in an outline of the future vision for Air Force transformation, announced that the need for high-quality real-time intelligence will lead the Air Force into an unprecedented focus on multi-sensor-equipped, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

BY INGAR MOEN and LCol RICK HANNA

The defence technology investment strategy identifies Simulation & Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, Rehearsal, and Training (SMARRT) as a key R&D activity for enabling the development of future force concepts and identifying future capabilities.

BY RICK THOMPSON

Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is a key ­component of the wide-ranging ­program of transformation (including advanced mission training) in Canada’s Air Force today. Numerous M&S projects, sponsored by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), are intended to increase air power capabilities affordably and effectively.

BY PAULA O’SHEA

Readily available and cost effective new technologies make it possible to apply simulation to all phases of training - from development through to delivery, management and training support. These technologies can provide training in both the typical classroom setting, and ''on the go''.

BY MIKE GREENLEY

Readily available and cost effective new technologies make it possible to apply simulation to all phases of training - from development through to delivery, management and training support. These technologies can provide training in both the typical classroom setting, and ''on the go''.

BY DAVE BROWN

The Canadian War Museum was born on May 8, 2005, after a difficult gestation of decades, and it is indeed a beautiful baby. It’s certain to someday be interesting when it grows up and learns to speak.