TABLE OF CONTENTS 2011 issue 1

BY KEN POLE

The Buffalos, which should have been retired 19 years ago, now cost an estimated $20 million a year to maintain operationally.

BY TIM DUNNE

Using technology to reduce both training costs and the impact on student's lives.

An interesting mix of Canadians celebrate Christmas with the troops.

BY ED STOREY

Tokens of appreciation from Canadians to troops are saved for posterity.

Personnel from many government departments are working in Kandahar to mentor and train Afghans as they transition.

BY BLAIR WATSON

Are the economics of the Canada First Defence Strategy still workable almost years later?

BY ROBERT DAY

What does the future hold for defence funding and procurement?

Canada’s first J-model Hercs arrived at Kandahar Airfield on 1 January 2011. It will be used for intra-theatre transport of troops and cargo, battlefield illumination, and cargo drops.

BY KEN POLE

A war of words continues to surround what would be Canada’s most expensive war-fighting machine: the F-35 Lightning II.

BY COL TERENCE CHESTER

Canada needs the capability to respond to all kinds of contingencies and everyday operations.

BY RAdm BRUCE JOHNSTON

Navy or Coast Guard? The question most often comes in the form of arming the Coast Guard, implying that relying on the Navy is somehow insufficient.

RAdm David Gardam
BY TIM DUNNE

Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic speaks with Tim Dunne about how the NSPS will help Canada revive its formerly powerful shipbuilding industry. Admiral Gardam also talks about how the Navy can help monitor and guard against numerous threats initiated from the maritime domain.

BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

The duty of defence procurement.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Defence requirements never seem to lessen

BY ROBERT DAY

Canadian Forces Industry