TABLE OF CONTENTS 2015 issue 3

BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

There is a nagging perception that the terrorists have won – in a fiscal sense at least.

Status and Future Direction
A FRONTLINE REPORT (2015-2016)

The $35B National Ship Procurement Strategy (NSPS) was first announced in June 2010 following several failed high profile procurement projects – notably the Joint Support Ship (JSS) in 2008, and perceived challenges in delivering a successful Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) project. Initiated with great optimism, FrontLine looks at its progression so far.

BY EUGENE GERDEN

Russia plans to focus on implementing the existing State Armaments Program for the period of 2011-2020, which was approved in 2011. The State Armaments Program involves massive purchases of combat equipment.

BY FRONTLINE STAFF

Canadian, American and British Army soldiers sharpen their skills in a realistic, complex, and challenging operating environment during Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE. This year’s training, which ran from April 20 to May 23, is the largest and most complex effort to date. The various exercises are designed to test and validate the readiness of participating units to deploy to anywhere in the world.

BY DAVID CARR

It has been ‘learn as you go’ for the U.S. Army and National Guard with the very versatile Airbus UH-72A Lakota. In March of this year, the first trainer-configured UH-72A helicopter for the U.S. Army rolled off the production line at Airbus Helicopters’ assembly plant in Columbus, Mississippi.

BY ROBBIN LAIRD

The case of the Airbus A400M. The tragic crash of an A400M during test flight, reminds us of how risky the introduction of new systems can be. An April tour of the Airbus facilities in Spain helps put risk and the drive to perfect into perspective.

BY GEORGE PETROLEKAS

Three recent events should have been responded to with greater vigor; communicating in a frank and timely manner is the only way to maintain the trust of the Canadian public.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

A look at how defence procurement activity will (not) progress through Fiscal Year 2015.

Defence Capability Leaders
Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

High-performance radar intelligence networks engineered to identify and track uncooperative targets such as small vessels, low-flying aircraft, and birds, enhance safety and security.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Airbus Helicopters Canada is the helicopter manufacturing division of Airbus Group that designs, builds and supports state of the art Helicopters in Canada.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Babcock has been a key naval support provider to the Canadian government as a leading engineering service provider.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Stoeger Canada is today part of the Beretta Holding Group. Controlled by the BERETTA family, the group encompasses key manufacturers of field and competition firearms and optics, as well as trading and distribution companies.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

BRP is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

CAE is a Canadian manufacturer of simulation technologies, modelling technologies and training services to airlines, aircraft manufacturers, defense customers, mining companies and healthcare specialists.

Defence Capability Facilitators
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is a federal Crown corporation mandated to facilitate international trade on behalf of Canadian industry, particularly within government markets.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Colt Canada is a firearms manufacturer that supplies small arms to the Canadian Forces and Canadian law enforcement agencies.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Cubic Corporation is an American public corporation providing diversified systems and services to the transportation and defense markets worldwide.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

DCNS is a French industrial group specialised in naval defence and energy.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

CMC’s focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions to its commercial and military customers worldwide.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Fleetway offers a comprehensive capability in engineering, technical and management services.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems provides unmanned aerial vehicles and radar solutions for the U.S. military and commercial applications worldwide.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

IMP Aerospace provides depot level engineering and maintenance support to the Canadian Department of National Defence and other International customers for a number of fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

L-3 communications is a global leader in the provision of platform and C2 systems integration and electronics for surface ships and submarines, as well as In-Service Support capability.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Intergraph provides enterprise engineering and geospatially powered software to businesses, governments, and organizations around the world.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is an aircraft maintenance, modification and design company located at Cambridge Airport, which it also owns and operates.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

The MASS15 conference will bring together and showcase organizations that play a key role in the execution of Maritime & Arctic Security & Safety.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Meggitt Training Systems is a world-leading provider of unmanned air, land and surface vehicle targets for live-fire training and weapon system test and evaluation.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American global aerospace and defense technology company formed by Northrop's 1994 purchase of Grumman.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

The Aerospace and Defence Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador facilitates the development of business opportunities in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector and acts as a common forum for all Newfoundland and Labrador aerospace and defence related companies, agencies and other interested stakeholders.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

NovAtel offers the broadest range of high precision, OEM GNSS positioning products in the industry. They are recognized for their performance, quality and innovation.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Prototype Equipment Design is a Canadian company providing precision design and manufacturing for the global future.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Seaspan ULC provides marine-related services to the Pacific Northwest. Within the Group are three shipyards, an intermodal ferry business, and a tug and barge transportation company that serves both domestic and international markets.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

A global Swedish-based company, Syntronic specializes in the design and development of products and test systems for customers in defence, telecom, transportation, industrial and med-tech.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

The Alenia C-27J Spartan is a medium-sized military transport aircraft developed and manufactured by Alenia Aermacchi.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Telesat offers premier satellite services for broadcast, telecom and corporate entities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Tulmar supports the Defence and Aerospace industries with innovative solutions. Through a responsive and engaged workforce, we deliver products and services that help save lives.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems offers design, project management, and a broad range of technology transfer expertise built uopn a long and successful track record of German naval engineering excellence.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Pratt & Whitney: A global leader in aircraft propulsion. UTC Aerospace Systems: Suppliers of advance aerospace and defense products. Sikorsky: Industry leader in flight solutions for commercial and military markets around the world.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Victaulic is a developer and producer of mechanical pipe joining systems and is the originator of the grooved pipe couplings joining system.

Defence Capability Leaders
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015

Women in Defence and Security is a volunteer organization whose primary goal is the advancement of women leaders in defence and security professions across Canada.