TABLE OF CONTENTS 2010 issue 5

BY VAdm DEAN McFADDEN

The Arctic demands exceptional forethought and planning in order to work and survive there. Yet, due in part to the rapidly changing climate, strategic consideration of the region is being propelled into the foreground.

BY JANE KOKAN

Guardians of the North. The Canadian Rangers are an integral part of our Arctic sovereignty. The primary role of this part-time force is to conduct surveillance or sovereignty patrols as required.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

“We need to start cutting steel,” said General Natynczyk in September. Which shipyard will be chosen for the combat ships and which for non-combat ships?

BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS

The Arctic presents a real opportunity for Canada to be a leader on the subject of Domain Awareness, using this to showcase Canadian thinking and technological expertise.

BY ROBERT DAY

We should be keeping an eye on events in the Pacific, the situation has changed dramatically in the last 60 years.

BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Few in Parliament seem to be thinking big thoughts about the future of Canadian defence needs.

BY MATTHEW GILLIS

The navy's pattern of resilience and innovation will serve it well as it faces its future challenges using science, technology, and planning.

BY PIP RODKIN

Will Canada step up to become a global leader in the transition of military unmanned systems into the civil and commercial sector? There are many possible commercial applications for unmanned vehicle systems.

BY BLAIR WATSON

As the CF proved by repeatedly crashing the Sperwer UAV in Afghanistan, proper training is critical to operating UAVs economically and efficiently.

BY THOMAS WITHINGTON

Underwater mines pose a continuing risk to shipping around the world. Unmanned underwater vehicles can take the human out of the dangerous disposal equation.

BY CASEY BRUNELLE

Canada's Army helps government workers and interested members of the defence community get a little better understanding of a soldier's lifestyle.

BY JIM BONEAU

Every situation demands that you assess, decide and communicate a decision. In reality, leaders must continually adjust their approach to guiding their organization.

BY ROBERT DAY

MBDA HARDBUT testing; enhanced Leopard tanks arrive; SLAMRAAM programme may be terminated; UK Royal Navy will now operate only one of its Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers; US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) tests as well as other testing the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime multi-mission aircraft; Japan considers extra submarines; India still considering options for fighter aircraft; UK shift Royal Navy JSF purchases from F-35B STOVL to F-35C carrier version; Thailand to procure second batch of six Saab JAS 39 Gripen fighter aircraft.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Can we truly justify sovereignty claims of our Northern lands simply through a few joint exercises held up there during the more ­hospitable months of the year? The simple answer is no.