TABLE OF CONTENTS 2009 issue 1

BY ROBERT DAY

Another classic case of hasty decisions that return downstream to haunt us.

BY BGen TERRY LEVERSEDGE

People are the key to future success. The Air Force is facing indications that it may fall short of projected ­personnel capacity.

BY ROBERT DAY

Synopsis of defence equipment plans around the world: China: Aircraft Carrier; China: fighter craft; Nuclear Base revealed; India: Carrier; UK: Viking refurbishment; India: NAG anti-tank missile; Sweden: CV90 designs; Taiwan: UH60; China/Russia: helicopters; US: JSF

BY SHARON HOBSON

What is with Canada’s helicopter programs? Why have they all run into problems? Is it the nature of the equipment, or is the procurement process causing things to run awry?

BY MIKE COLLACUTT

Airborne Warning and Control Systems.

BY ROBERT WILSEY

Upgrading (to glass cockpits) the old analogue Hawk Mk50/60 series aircraft – over 220 of which have been sold to eight other countries worldwide.

BY FRONTLINE STAFF

Gowlings, Rheinmetall Air Defence & Defence Electronics, CAE, Eurocopter, Thales, Rotorsim, AgustaWestland, Helisim, Defense Conseil International, Helicopter Training Media International, Allen-Vanguard Corporation, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, Residential Treatment Clinic for Operational Stress Injuries, Veterans Affairs, WiDS

BY KAREN CHRISTIUK

The year in pictures, a sample of NORAD celebrations in 2008.

BY JANETTE BRODEUR

What challenges does a woman in a position of authority face while working with locals in Afghanistan?

BY PETER PIGOTT

An interview with Tony Ogilivy, vice ­president for SaabGripen International.

BY STEVEN DIETER

Canada owes a unique debt to the power of flight. Even today, aerospace activity is a larger component of Canada’s industrial base than of any other nation.

BY DENYS GUÉRIN

Canada’s Air Force accomplishes military pilot flight training with two Public-Private Partnership programs.

BY GREGORY C.P. MATTE

Air Force equipment must be rugged, technologically capable, and suitably fitted to support operational commands.

BY RICHARD E. GOWER

Military aircraft are a necessary and often critical resource in ensuring that Canadians are protected from many kinds of threats.

BY ANDREW McCORQUODALE, BY ULRICH JAGGI

In the quest for information dominance, UAVs have already played an important life-saving role in the Canadian Forces.

BY JOANNA CALDER

 An overview of mission support in Afghanistan – from 2001 to present day.

BY LGen ANGUS WATT

Recognizing the need to balance ­capabilities to meet all requirements.

BY LGen ANGUS WATT

The Chief of the Air Staff introduces this ­special Air Force edition of FrontLine Defence, explaining the Air Force vision in supporting Canadian Forces’ ­priorities to respond to demands by the ­Government of Canada.