TABLE OF CONTENTS 2010 issue 2

BY GENERAL DYNAMICS

General Dynamics Canada has consistently proven its capabilities to deliver advanced and enhanced systems, nationally and globally. Its wide variety of electronic products and systems for military application range from voice and data communication technologies to biological agent detection.

BY TEXTRON

In response to the call of the Canadian Armed Forces for a more survivable and mobile tactical combat vehicle to meet its needs into the future, Textron Marine & Land Systems (TMLS) has designed a modern armored wheeled vehicle that provides a balanced solution.

BY MDA

Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) were conceived almost as long ago as manned aircraft. Perhaps the first tangible example was the Kettering Bug that was delivered to the US Army in 1918 and included Orville Wright as an aeronautical consultant on the project.

BY RHEINMETALL CANADA

Rheinmetall Canada, a proud supplier to the Canadian Forces, is an important member of the Rheinmetall Defence group. The company combines exceptional engineering with Canadian expertise in program delivery and life-cycle support.

BY RAYTHEON

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with a presence across Canada, Raytheon Canada Support Services (RCSS) has provided ­mission-critical support to Canada’s air, land and sea forces for more than 17 years.

BY OSHKOSH TRUCKS

Operations on Afghanistan’s harsh mountainous terrain have proven to be a challenge for international forces’ tactical wheeled vehicles, too often limiting them to predictable routes on the country’s road networks.

BY NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

With a wealth of R&D capabilities, an ideal location and modern infrastructure, many of the world’s largest Aerospace and Defence players are taking advantage of what Newfoundland and Labrador has to offer.

BY PELICAN PRODUCTS INC.

Pelican™ Products, Inc., a global leader in this sector, designs and manufactures advanced lighting systems and virtually indestructible cases for protecting valuable equipment.

BY ESTERLINE CMC ELECTRONICS

Esterline CMC Electronics designs and produces leading technology electronics products for the commercial and military aviation markets. CMC’s focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions to its customers worldwide. (www.cmcelectronics.ca)

BY INTERGRAPH

Canadian military facilities manage their own infrastructure, utilities, and roadways, collecting data in separate databases such as the DND-standardized Realty Asset Information System (RAIS), the Canadian Forces Engineering Management System (CFEMS) and the ECONET environmental database.

BY LOUISE MERCIER-JOHNSON

With determined leadership, Canada’s strong and battle-hardened army has risen from the Decade of Darkness to stand internationally as an army of example.

BY SHAUN CONNORS

Canada’s much delayed, $1.1 billion, Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) program.

BY MICHAEL ASHKENZAI

Is training people to control Small Arms and Light Weapons a good idea? What are the practical difficulties in such efforts?

BY JOSEPH KATZMAN

Naval combat ships are glamorous, but without their supply ships, they won’t get very far. However, in 2008, the CAD $2.1 billion competition to replace Canada’s 38 year old Protecteur Class supply vessels sank as many observers had correctly predicted.

BY KEN POLE

In many ways, ITARs backfired on U.S. companies. A review by the Obama administration is set to eliminate ­unnecessary obstacles on both ends of the ITAR supply chain.

You have just been posted to NDHQ as a procurement officer... this should be a breeze.

BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

DND/CF, the RCMP, and other ‘action’ agencies can be depended upon to lead effectively, however, operational initiative is not always appreciated by other elements of ­government.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

So much work had been accomplished by this government, some tough decisions were made, with mostly unwaivering dedication, to build Canada’s military prowess – knowing the international caché that brings.