TABLE OF CONTENTS 2009 issue 3

BAE Systems; OSI Geospacial Inc; Raytheon Company; and Ultra Electronics.

BY KIM GRANT

EPLRS: The efficient wireless movement of data on the battlefield will be a critical component of future communications systems.

BY WADE LARSON

Gaining situational awareness in Canada’s northern territories and arctic archipelago.

BY GERRY MOREY

Assessing the Optimized Weapon System Management model Allowing DND/PWGSC to meet demands for procuring new air, land and sea fleets.

BY PETE and JAKE

A senior DND official and an industry executive face off about the defence procurement situation in Canada.

BY CHRIS STELLWAG

Expanding training, integration and lifecycle support capabilities. CAE provides support to military and homeland security clients.

BY JANKA DVORNIK

CMC Electronics recently received its first production order of the Cockpit 4000 Integrated Avionics Suite.

BY JAMES CARELESS

Specially-modified civilian aircraft can support specialized missions for less cost.

BY PETE PETERSON

Boeing directly employs 1,500 highly skilled workers in Canada, and many more when the supply chain is considered.

BY ROBERT DAY

Synopsis of defence equipment plans around the world.

BY LGen STEVE LUCAS

Author Scott Taylor chooses the more controversial ‘path less travelled.’

BY LAWRENCE KORB

When the U.S. government attempts to provide for the common defense, dollars are, in effect, policy. Planning becomes irrelevant and operations difficult, if the proper mixture of manpower and equipment is not funded.

BY JAMES CARELESS

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) have become the most serious threat to Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. Established to spearhead Canada’s response to the IED threat, the C-IED Task Force is the CF’s prime weapon in this battle.

BY ROBERT DAY

Traditionally, Canada’s government has sought to quickly return to pre-conflict status quo after a mission ends, will history repeat?

BY CHRISTOPHER BOBYN

Uncovering the differences between the perceived (peaceful and reconciliatory) and the actual (tense and aggressive) situation in Kosovo of today.

BY TIM DUNNE

Since his recent return from Afghanistan as Commander, Brigadier-General Denis W. Thompson has been taking his message to Canadians during a cross-Canada speaking tour.

LGen Andrew Leslie
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The Chief of the Land Staff, discusses army training and the challenges he faces in preparing (and protecting) Canada’s soldiers for the many dangerous tasks that are asked of them.