TABLE OF CONTENTS 2005 issue 4

BY RONALD HARRISON

Working closely with our American neighbours, there is a growing ­realization that our coastal borders should be dominating strategic defence interest.

VAdm Bruce MacLean
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The new emphasis on Security being recognized and supported by the Canadian Government has had a reinforcing effect on the Navy. After decades of downsizing, the Navy is building and diversifying to cover a wide range of security and policing roles on our coasts.

BY BRUCE JOHNSTON

Maximize operational effectiveness while minimizing total ownerships costs. A radically different approach to procurement is taking hold among many of the world’s military and security agencies.

BY JOHN LEECH

The maritime environment is well known for its inherent dangers, quite apart from those always present in naval operations. Small wonder, then, that “those in peril on the sea” are right out there in the use and development of unmanned vehicles to help accomplish the mission.

BY RICH GIMBLETT

The most ambitious, Canadian-led, multinational, naval-air exercise of its kind since the mid-1990s Exercise Trident Fury is providing an excellent opportunity to assess the state of Canada’s Navy and interoperability with the U.S. Navy.

BY MICHAEL HAMBLEY

In November, 2000 National Defence Headquarters released a concept paper entitled “Creating the CF of 2020.” That paper stated “Given the uncertain nature of the future security environment,” the integrated use of Modeling & Simulation (M&S) is a valuable tool “for forging the best, flexible posture for the future with the resources available... ''

BY STAN JACOBSON and LCdr ALLAN PORTEOUS

Recent issues of FrontLine have discussed the use of simulators in the field of maintenance training. The Canadian Navy was a world leader in the decision to migrate to PC-based maintenance training. This migration began as a result of decisions made in 1992 to support the evolving training requirements of the Canadian Patrol Frigate (CPF) project.

BY GARLAND HARDY

In the Navy, shiphandling is a key element in the training and development of bridge officers and teams. It is a complex mix of knowledge, skills and judgment. There has been lively discussion about whether shiphandling is an art or a science, with a general consensus that it includes elements of both.

BY INGAR MOEN and GREG WALKER

There is a growing emphasis to extract the maximum performance from existing shipboard sensors and weapons, as the threat evolves, technology advances and the cost to replace them become prohibitive.

BY PETER AVIS

In the context of national security, it has been made clear that the terrorist has changed the battlespace. This is particularly notable in the realm of Maritime Security.

BY GARY H. RICE

Because Canadians no longer live in a “fire-proof house” perhaps now might be the right occasion to pay heed to the words of Liddell Hart: “A self contained and sea-based amphibious force is the best kind of fire extinguisher because of its flexibility, reliability, logistics simplicity and relative economy.”

BY JERROD RILEY

''The little ship that could'' is enjoying a renaissance in the global naval community. Will corvettes brave the North Atlantic once again?

BY DAVE BROWN

The Canadian Submarine Service of World War Two doesn’t get much attention or remembrance because few Canadians know there was one – and because its list of members who served (in British subs) adds up to only 27.