CATEGORIES

(2017,
issue 3)
BY SEAN SULLIAN
The Evolution of Canadian Army Digitization

Connecting platforms, people, sensors and command posts for better decision-making results.

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

Rheinmetall Canada is a proud member of Germany’s Rheinmetall Group, a market leader in the areas of environmentally friendly mobility and threat-appropriate security technology. Rheinmetall Defence is Europe’s foremost supplier of army technology and a longstanding partner of the armed forces.

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
MDA
(2017,
issue 0)

Discover the advanced thinking behind MDA solutions 
 
MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. MDA is active in two principal markets:

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

Since 1984, Shark Marine Technologies Inc. has been fulfilling its mandate to deliver underwater products and services that are innovative, high quality, dependable and cost effective. Delivering on that mandate, the company has gained global respect for its developments in undersea technology and the creative solutions it delivers to unusual and challenging applications.

(2016,
issue 6)
BY MURIELLE DELAPORTE
A Global View of the Naval Military Market

Industry and government representatives from around the world gathered to learn about new naval technologies and concepts. 

(2016,
issue 5)
BY SERGEY IVANOV

Establishment of its Space Forces and expansion of its constellation of ­military satellites will significantly increase Russia’s military potential in outer and near space.

(2016,
issue 4)

Determined to avoid the ad hoc way in which pieces of a larger system of ­systems are too often selected, the RCN has completed work that will guide a holistic acquisition approach to MUxS.

(2016,
issue 1)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD
Operational enabler for the Sea Services often ignored

Leaders think in terms of logistics, but the operational enablers often fall victim to pointy-end procurement programs.

Defence Capability Leaders
(2016,
issue 0)

Airbus D&S is the second largest space business worldwide and a top-10 global defence enterprise.

Defence Capability Leaders
(2016,
issue 0)

Special image capture technologies designed for situations with extremely low ambient light levels.

Defence Capability Leaders
(2016,
issue 0)
(formerly Intergraph)

Multi-agency Incident Management & Situational Awareness. Hexagon’s Security Framework will integrate data from a variety of systems and sensors, to create a common operating picture in an operational environment.

Defence Capability Leaders
(2016,
issue 0)

CMS represents a broad spectrum of capabilities and products with optimized synergies for cost-effective high-performance functionality.

Defence Capability Leaders
(2016,
issue 0)

With now more than 900 highly skilled and experienced Canadian employees, Lockheed has been providing innovative solutions to the Canadian Armed Forces for decades.

Defence Capability Leaders
(2016,
issue 0)

Distributor of optics, electro-optics, surveillance systems, thermal and night vision equipment. Training and systems integration solutions.

(2015,
issue 6)
BY KEN POLE

Is propping up old platforms for a two-year gap, rather than speeding up procurement of newer alternatives, the best use of scarce resources?

Defence Capability Leaders
(2015,
issue 3)
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015
Defence Capability Leaders

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.

(2015,
issue 3)
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015
Defence Capability Leaders

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

(2015,
issue 3)
BY TOP DEFENCE CAPABILITIES 2015
Defence Capability Leaders

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

(2014,
issue 3)
BY KEN POLE

Gyroscopically-stabilized equipment produces surveillance imagery for diverse requirements – from environmental to military surveillance.

(2014,
issue 2)
BY NORMAN JOLIN

Does Canada need to incorporate submarine capability to its surveillance and sovereignty requirements?

(2013,
issue 6)
BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS

A robust Marine Domain Awareness (MDA) capability must be developed as an element of Canada’s northern strategy.

(2013,
issue 3)
BY PATRICK DOWSETT

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

(2013,
issue 2)
BY LLOYD CAMPBELL

The CP-140 Aurora is arguably the most effective strategic C4ISR platform available.

(2012,
issue 2)

Surface Based Sensors for Maritime Domain Awareness

(2012,
issue 2)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) program is already running into heavy weather.

(2011,
issue 3)
BY MARKO BABIC

Defence of the Global Commons has become an emerging policy issue for NATO, DoD and DND strategists.

(2009,
issue 3)

Gaining situational awareness in Canada’s northern territories and arctic archipelago.

(2008,
issue 6)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

FrontLine articles provide a wide-ranging selection of topics related to space, satellites and research.

(2008,
issue 4)
BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS

Will Canada Command play a key role?

(2008,
issue 4)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Canada’s Minister of National Defence, Peter MacKay, briefs readers on the Canada First Defence Strategy.

(2008,
issue 3)
BY PETER AVIS

The modern naval reservist has been training to become expert at important domestic security tasks.

LGen Angus Watt
(2007,
issue 5)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Recruit, train, and equip – these three words sum up the responsibilities of the Chief of the Air Staff – and always with an eye to the future. Long term plans focus on investing in capability, something that has been gradually diminished in recent decades. 

(2005,
issue 4)

Maximize operational effectiveness while minimizing total ownerships costs. A radically different approach to procurement is taking hold among many of the world’s military and security agencies.

(2005,
issue 4)
BY JOHN LEECH

The maritime environment is well known for its inherent dangers, quite apart from those always present in naval operations. Small wonder, then, that “those in peril on the sea” are right out there in the use and development of unmanned vehicles to help accomplish the mission.

(2005,
issue 4)
BY INGAR MOEN

There is a growing emphasis to extract the maximum performance from existing shipboard sensors and weapons, as the threat evolves, technology advances and the cost to replace them become prohibitive.

(2005,
issue 4)
BY JERROD RILEY

''The little ship that could'' is enjoying a renaissance in the global naval community. Will corvettes brave the North Atlantic once again?

(2005,
issue 3)
BY JOHN MORRISON

Today’s concept of Command and Control, C2, and its corollaries in the other C2 (Communications and Computers) and ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) and all of their associated complexities, reminds one of the definition of a consultant: someone who is adept at making the simple… complex.

(2005,
issue 3)
BY JOHN LEECH

Last Fall, the Canadian Chief of the Air Staff, in an outline of the future vision for Air Force transformation, announced that the need for high-quality real-time intelligence will lead the Air Force into an unprecedented focus on multi-sensor-equipped, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

(2004,
issue 5)
BY JOHN LEECH

FrontLine had the opportunity to chat with the Commandant about the Atlantic Littoral ISR Experiment (ALIX), the largest major undertaking in the ongoing CFEC program.

German Bundeswehr
(2004,
issue 5)
BY MARK ROMANOW

Reduced post Cold War threat, budget reductions, and regional conflicts are driving factors behind the restructuring of the Bundeswehr (Military) from a large Mechanized force, structured to repel armoured attacks by Warsaw Pact forces, to lighter, rapidly deployable units suited for UN missions and Peace Support Ops.

(2004,
issue 5)
BY JOSHUA KILBERG

A roundtable discussion on how NATO is addressing terrorism and WMD concerns.

(2004,
issue 4)

Intelligence-gathering and operating agencies do not like to share.

(2004,
issue 4)
BY PETER PIGOTT

Take a look back.

(2004,
issue 3)
BY GEORGE KEARNEY

The Government of Canada announces a National Security Policy (NSP) for Canada entitled Securing an Open Society: Canada’s National Security Policy.

(2004,
issue 3)
BY RICH GIMBLETT

It has been the fullest two years of Canadian naval activity since the end of the Korean War, and the lessons are legion.

Interview: General Ray Henault
(2004,
issue 2)
BY JOHN LEECH

The Canadian Forces responds to the changing security environment.

(2004,
issue 2)
BY PATRICK DOWSETT

The current state of Canada's air mobility fleet is an area of concern. The renewal of our air-to-air refuelling role will greatly enhance the contribution that our air mobility and fighter forces can make in the implementation of the Government’s foreign and domestic policy goals.

(2004,
issue 2)
BY MARK ROMANOW

For a cost of C$80M, Arcturus SAR would provide both an improved east coast SAR capability and a footprint Canadian Military presence, demonstrating Arctic Sovereignty through increased NORPATs.

(2004,
issue 2)
BY PETER PIGOTT

The C-295 as a cost-effective means of securing borders and protecting resources. The basic design has been improved to make it a multi-role aircraft, such as for transport of freight, medevac and ­paratroops.

FrontLine Notebook
(2004,
issue 1)

General Atomics Aero­nautical Systems, Inc., was awarded a Canadian Forces contract to deploy its ALTAIR unmanned aircraft, a Predator B variant, in support of the Atlantic Littoral Intelligence, Surveillance, Recon­naissance Experiment (ALIX).

(2004,
issue 1)
BY PETER PIGOTT

There is widespread consensus that NATO must change, that it must modernize and transform into a rapidly deployable force able to operate anywhere at a moment’s notice.

Unmanned Vehicles Take Off – Again
(2004,
issue 1)
BY JOHN LEECH

Thanks to the timely work of a new association called UVS Canada and their first major conference, "Momentum 2003," held recently in Ottawa, there is now a focus and a platform for the kind of collaboration necessary to start exploring this potential.

(2004,
issue 1)
BY ED STOREY

A ceremony by the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment on Lodge Lees Farm in Kent, England marked the repatriation of several WWII artifacts.