TABLE OF CONTENTS 2012 issue 4

BY CASEY BRUNELLE

Approximately 600 Canadian Soldiers from 33 Canadian Brigade Group participated in this year's training event for maintaining and honing both individual and group skills at the tactical and operational levels.

LGen Markus Bentler, Commander
BY JÜRGEN K.G. ROSENTHAL

The Response Forces Operations Command is the multinational and joint Bundeswehr command equipped to deploy anywhere in the world to ­exercise command and control of operations abroad.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

With this great summer weather, one might expect FrontLine’s editorial lineup to be on the light side. We have instead, some serious summer reading on many aspects of defence procurement.

BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

While parliamentarians enjoy their summer break, they might spend some time thinking about how they can do a better job of holding government to account. Perhaps a bit of summertime reading would remind them of what needs to be done.

BY RICHARD BRAY

This spring, senior Canadian military leaders were again talking about the need for a dedicated amphibious ship.

BY KEN POLE, BY RICHARD BRAY

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s hopes of having new FWSAR aircraft in service by 2015 received a boost, of sorts when PWGSC released an LOI to potential suppliers. But new options are appearing on the horizon.

BY RICHARD BRAY

The Standard Military Pattern vehicles program screeched to a halt in June in another example of failed procurement. What does this mean for DND?

BY KEN POLE

Is Canada's sovereignty vulnerable? The answer obviously depends on our level of political and financial commitment. How does the NSPS fit into this equation?

BY RICHARD ARCHER

A pro-maritime, pro-Navy policy and sustained focus on boosting its sea power would increase Canada's engagement and influence in the world.

BY RICHARD BRAY

Selecting a naval engine is a series of compromises between categories like speed, cost, power, survivability, fuel efficiency and range.

BY ROBERT DAY

Is it time to chart a new path? Many questions must be considered when preparing for negotiations regarding future participation in NATO.

BY TIM LYNCH

Today’s global maritime order is based on delicate legal and political balances achieved through the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and enforced with sustained effort.

BY MICHAEL COMEAU

Can the Navy protect our interests and safeguard our maritime approaches while exercising eco-responsibility? It seems a tall order.

BY ROBERT DAY

A response to the ''Platform Procurement'' editorial from last edition.

BY LAURIE HAWN

The Bomber Command Memorial has an especially meaningful Canadian contribution. A long overdue memorial was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, England.

BY JES ELLACOTT

For DND, connectivity, interoperability and access to the right information at the right time are essential to conducting and supporting operations.

Boeing, Per Vices, Pelican Products, L-3 WESCAM, NovAtel, DCNS, Airbus Military, ReconRobotics, Rolls-Royce, CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Spirit AeroSystems, BAE Systems and GE Aviation.