TABLE OF CONTENTS 2010 issue 4

BY BLAIR WATSON

The Defence Ethics Programme may need to create a stronger presence as the military takes its lumps in the press.

BY BLAIR WATSON

Would you be surprised to learn that one of the most environmentally progressive organizations in the country also blows things up on a regular basis?

BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS

A wildcard, both domestically and internationally, Canada grapples with challenges impacting its sovereignty. These changes include direct environmental impacts and indirect geopolitical aspects which are exceeding difficult to plan for and respond to.

BY LCdr MARK TINNEY

Over the past 30 years or so the Navy has gotten into the business of environmental protection. The amount of environmental legislation affecting naval operations, training and support activities has increased substantially in recent decades – as a result, the Navy has begun planning to replace MEPP equipment with the next generation of pol lution abatement technology.

BY MARK OAKES

The NSPS may not be enough to improve the productivity and competitiveness of all Canadian shipyards. Can it address the need to meet the next generation of threats? Can it create a plan to invest in the R&D required to match new emerging technologies or the next generation of threats?

BY ANDREW WARDEN

Will the Government engage the maritime industry in the JSS design process? Three very important factors for success will enable the Navy to get the right ships for the right price.

BY LOUISE MERCIER-JOHNSON

The Queen arrived in Halifax to inspect warships from around the world. More than 5,000 sailors were welcomed by cheerful maritime hospitality.

BY ROBERT DAY

Strategic analysts are now attempting to focus on new potential future strategic trends that will impact future defence planning.

BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

The government needs a daily reminder of real leadership.

BY ROBERT DAY

JSF costs declining, insists Lockheed Martin; Attack Helicopters; Saab officials await India or Brazil selection of JAS 39 Gripen NG fighter; Converteam UK to develop electromagnetic catapult system; Ghana to acquire 10 new Navy vessels; Chemring unveils new decoy launcher; New weapons cartridge for NATO; Chinese Howitzer gets mobile; Road blocked for New British armoured vehicle capabilities?

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Are we trading soldier safety for lower cost? That’s a delicate question. Our ‘special trucks’ correspondent, Shaun Connors, takes a look at the Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program and the companies competing to provide this much needed asset.

BY SHAUN CONNORS

Canada’s armed forces requires a new Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) – a general utility combat vehicle that can fulfill a variety of roles on the battlefield such as (but not limited to) reconnaissance and surveillance, command and control, security, cargo, and armoured personnel carrier (APC).