TABLE OF CONTENTS 2013 issue 3

LGen Yvan Blondin
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The New Commander of the RCAF shares his vision for the Air Force and speaks candidly about a new priority for thinking outside the box and finding more efficient ways to do business. It is leading to improved training times while saving costs and reducing the environmental footprint.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

A FWSAR fly-off would be a great idea if it tested either the search or the rescue capabilities (and preferably both). But it tests only speed and range?

BY GEORGE MacDONALD

Canada supports NATO ballistic missile defence system, perhaps it is time to join our American neighbours in defence of North America.

BY SUNIL RAM

Is North Korea a serious threat or is the West distracted by ploys intended to impress North Korea's own populace?

BY COL P.J. WILLIAMS

Advising the Afghan commander of the Training Centre in Kabul has its challenges, but definite progress is clearly visible.

BY TIM DUNNE

With French battleship Aquitaine on her shakedown cruise, the French Navy visits Halifax.

BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

A review of the WoG finds that an understanding of basic legislative frameworks are necessary.

BY PATRICK DOWSETT

The Project Manager (2000-2005) recalls the original SOR process.

BY BETHAN NODWELL

While the recklessness grows, the international community deliberates, talks, debates – but does little.

BY ROBERT DAY

Increased criminal, commercial and naval activities along our western coast will influence Naval fleet considerations.

BY MARK HALINATY

The Thales Canada winning formula includes a willingness to invest in success.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

While informed debate is beneficial to the democratic process, it is absolutely critical to progress and growth. Articles in this ­edition of FrontLine Defence prove once again the complexities of the defence world.

BY TIM DUNNE

Canadians must confront increasing numbers of threats that await the unprepared, the careless, and the unaware.