TABLE OF CONTENTS 2006 issue 6

BY DAN ROSS

The head of defence procurement in Canada talks about this heavily rules-based system and how as ADM(Mat) he protects the rights for fair and open competition while respecting international trade agreements.

BY TIM ADDISON

Warfare has changed over the past 30 years and will continue to change. While significant progress was made on C2 developments and Classified Network (CNet) capabilities at the strategic/operational level in the late 1990s and post Y2K, we are still far from having a fully integrated operational C2 Capability.

BY JOSIE SIMPSON

Interactive 3D simulations provide anyone with access to a computer the ability to practice procedures at any time and lessons can be quickly updated to reflect changes in procedures. To ensure a successful integration of 3D simulations into a defense training course some very basic Dos and Don’ts should be followed.

BY MAJ ISABELLE ROBITAILLE

For Canada’s Air Force, the ability to stay relevant while balancing limited resources with changing demands is a question of survival. Operating in a continually changing world, the Air Force performs a myriad of challenging activities that contribute to national and international security.

BY MAJ A.J. MASYS

An Organizational View – The Defence Policy Statement clearly states that the Canadian Forces must aggressively transform to meet the demands of the rapidly evolving security environment. Realization of this new vision will require implementing transformational initiatives. To that end, the Canadian Forces will rely on advanced simulation to develop new capabilities for the evolving operational environment.

BY POLISH MINISTERS of DEFENCE and FOREIGN AFFAIRS

On 1 November 2006, Canada turned over the command of NATO troops in southern Afghanistan to the Netherlands. Dutch General Ton van Loon has taken over from Canadian General David Fraser, and has roughly 9,800 British, American, Canadian and Dutch troops serving under him in southern Afghanistan.

BY H.E. PIOTR OGRODZINSKI

There has been much discussion of late with regards to the various “caveats” which restrict the ability of some nations to assist their coalition partners during times of need. Poland has agreed to lift its caveats on the use of its contingent. Also, the Polish Minister of National Defence, Radek Sikorski, announced that Poland would send an additional 1,000 troops to assist NATO’s ISAF force in Afghanistan by February 2007.

BY LCdr DAVID KAZMIRCHUK

The Canadian Navy has accepted the first of eight ORCA Class Patrol Craft Training vessels from Victoria Shipyards Company Ltd., replacing the seven 50-year-old Yard Auxiliary General (YAG) training vessels currently in use. The primary role of these new multi-purpose vessels will be to provide a platform to conduct basic and advanced navigation and seamanship training to Regular and Reserve Force naval personnel.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Canada/U.S. conference promotes integration of North American defence & security industrial base. With a heightened global instability and a shared concern for domestic security, the time is right for Canada and the United States to revitalize the bilateral co-operation that has historically existed between Canadian and U.S. defence and security industries.