CATEGORIES

(2018,
issue 2)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

The more things change, the more they stay the same. NATO, ATT, international trade, human rights abuses – can anyone get it right?

Top Defence Capability Leaders 2018
(2018,
issue 0)

A leader in the design, engineering, prototyping, testing, manufacturing and support of a wide range of general and specialized products from ballistic protection to CBRN systems.

Top Defence Capability Leaders 2018
(2018,
issue 0)

HFI Pyrotechnics is the world’s premier producer of pyrotechnics for military applications, supplying DND, the U.S. Navy, NATO and other allies around the world.

Top Defence Capability Leaders 2018
(2018,
issue 0)

A market leader in environmentally-friendly mobility and threat-appropriate security technologies, Rheinmetall Canada employs 300 people in Canada.

Interview: General James E. Cartwright
(2017,
issue 5)

General James E. Cartwright, former commander United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM), and 8th Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discusses disruptive potential of hypersonic technology and weapons.

(2017,
issue 4)
BY DANNY LAM

Canada’s government is looking at the problem posed by North Korea from the wrong perspective. Extortion is looming as the basis for DPRK's nuclear arsenal.

(2017,
issue 3)
What is it for?

For at least a decade, China has been developing naval assets, not simply for the defence of its coastal waters, but to project power into the region. 

From the Tower
(2017,
issue 2)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL
Is the air force tripping up on policy changes?

Does Canada face unmanageable simultaneous commitments to NORAD and NATO? The House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence (SCND) recently went In Camera to start drafting its long-awaited report on “Canada and the Defence of North America”, an issue the Members of Parliament have been studying for the better part of a year. 

(2017,
issue 1)
BY ADAM P MACDONALD

Concerns are growing over Trump's views and impact on both nuclear-armed states and others (state and non-state) with nuclear aspirations.

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

From naval innovation to renewable energy, and autonomous systems to cyber security, the company now has more than 950 highly skilled and experienced Canadian employees.

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

Producing the widest range of small firearms in the world, from the most state-of-the-art facilities in the industry.

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

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

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

This world leader in firearm manufacturing has been producing quality firearms since 1852. Its new M&P 2.0 polymer pistol is loaded with features and benefits tailored for the military and police user.

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

The new C8A4 version of its Modular Rail Rifle (MRR) adds new functionality,  rail positions, and now implements the M-LOK accessory mounting system.

(2016,
issue 6)
BY ADAM P MACDONALD

Diffusion is happening in an uneven manner, with powerful state and non-state actors vice militarily (where U.S. still dominates). 

Russia to expand military aviation fleet by 2020
(2016,
issue 6)

Russia is in the process of expanding and modernizing its national military aviation fleet (manned and unmanned) by 2020. 

(2016,
issue 6)
BY EUGENE GERDEN

After two decades of military cuts and reductions, Germany has decided that a rebound in defence spending is in order. 

(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)
BY TIM DUNNE

There is a reason the Royal Canadian Navy’s submarine HMCS Windsor and her three sisters, Victoria, Corner Brook and Chicoutimi, carry the imposing moniker of hunter-killer submarines (SSK).

The way ahead: Opening the mission sets
(2016,
issue 3)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

U.S. Admiral Gortney talks of the need to widen the scope of the NORAD/NORTHCOM role.

(2016,
issue 2)
BY ADAM P MACDONALD
From Stable to Scramble

With growing strategic importance of the region, the five coastal states bordering the Arctic Ocean are watching threats.

Russia’s Maskirovka as a Doctrine
(2016,
issue 2)
BY CASEY BRUNELLE

History is replete with examples of brilliant military deception at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels, alike. Can lessons be applied today?

(2016,
issue 1)
BY ADAM P MACDONALD
Continuity and Change

Having nuclear weapons clearly creates its own level of deterrence among nuclear powers, great or newer. Is there a risk of such weapons falling into terrorist hands?

(2016,
issue 1)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Several issues facing the Prime Minister and his still-fledgling government fall into the damned if you do, damned if you don’t category. Then there’s the Middle East.

Defence Capability Leaders
(2016,
issue 0)

The world leader in live-fire and simulation weapons training solutions, Meggitt offers major expansion in weapons training capability.

Defence Capability Leaders
(2016,
issue 0)

The world leader in firearm manufacturing and design for the global law enforcement and military markets.

(2015,
issue 5)
BY ADAM P MACDONALD

Since China became a nuclear power in 1964, they have maintained a small nuclear force. Those assets are being strengthened substantially.

Commander Peter Bergen Henegouwen (Royal Netherlands Navy)
(2015,
issue 5)
BY MURIELLE DELAPORTE
Pooling and Sharing Resources

Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group One (SNMCMG 1) contributes to keeping sea trade safe and open.

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

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.

(2014,
issue 5)

Illustrating determination around the world in dealing with such challenges, 15 nations collaborated during Exercise Rapid Trident to improve counter-terror tactics.

(2013,
issue 5)

Can logic shoot down emotion in the debate over continental defence?

(2013,
issue 3)
BY SUNIL RAM

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

(2013,
issue 2)
BY JEFFREY TRACEY

Former UNMOVIC Weapons Inspector looks back on the inspections, the evacuation, and the mandate.

(2006,
issue 6)
BY DAN ROSS

The head of defence procurement in Canada talks about this heavily rules-based system and how as ADM(Mat) he protects the rights for fair and open competition while respecting international trade agreements.

(2005,
issue 4)

In November, 2000 National Defence Headquarters released a concept paper entitled “Creating the CF of 2020.” That paper stated “Given the uncertain nature of the future security environment,” the integrated use of Modeling & Simulation (M&S) is a valuable tool “for forging the best, flexible posture for the future with the resources available... ''

(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.

LGen Steve Lucas
(2005,
issue 3)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Canada’s newest Chief of the Air Staff explains how the transformed Air Force will reposition itself to effectively respond to threats faced in today’s world.

BGen Dwayne Lucas
(2005,
issue 3)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The revolutionary new way of contracting for the Air Force, Optimized Weapons System Support Management, puts more responsibility on industry, but they also gain in the global market by becoming “best of breed.”

(2005,
issue 2)
BY SUNIL RAM

The buzzword across NATO and the US military is “Transformation.” Under the leadership of General Rick Hillier the Canadian Forces (CF) is in the process of prosecuting the transformation vision.

LGen Rick Hillier
(2005,
issue 1)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Combining previous experience in volatile countries with his service in Afghanistan as Commander of the multinational International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in 2004, LGen Rick Hillier is well positioned to transfer lessons learned fighting rebel forces to the new Army transformation and regeneration process.

(2005,
issue 1)
BY DUANE CRONIN

The development of improved protection from Anti-personnel landmines has been an area of international interest since the Second World War.

(2004,
issue 5)
BY ROBERT DAY

We require the preparation of a realistic defence policy and program that will both demonstrate our intention to protect our sovereignty, our people and our resources and our intention to fulfill our role as a meaningful action on the international scene.

Interview: Stan Jacobson
(2004,
issue 5)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Canada's defence industry is struggling to find ways to mitigate some aspects of the ITAR policy and the way it is administered. The CDIA has some recommendations which may help.

(2004,
issue 5)
BY CHRIS WATTIE

The Department of National Defence has a $3-billion plan to upgrade its frigates. Bu the mid-life refit and modernizations has been pushed back by funding shortfalls to the point where the oldest vessels of the class are not scheduled to begin their nine-month facelift until 2011.

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)

As the exclusive flight test agency of the Canadian Forces, the AETE conducts a wide variety of flight and ground testing involving every aircraft and helicopter type in the Canadian inventory. 

(2004,
issue 5)
BY JOSHUA KILBERG

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

(2004,
issue 5)
BY PETER PIGOTT

With development costs for modern fighters rising, commonality and outsourcing to multiple allies has become the norm.

(2004,
issue 4)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

FrontLine has compiled a tightly edited summation of excerpts from the Minister's speech at the Toronto conference.

Interview: MGen Andrew Leslie
(2004,
issue 4)
BY JAMES COX

Returning from his Kabul posting as Deputy Commander of ISAF, MGen Leslie remains convinced of the need for more soldiers and modernized equipment. In an exclusive FrontLine interview, he offers his insight of time spent in Kabul, and makes a surprising suggestion for increased efficiency. 

(2004,
issue 4)
BY PAUL C. WHITEHEAD

Effectiveness, Cost & Crime Prevention.

(2004,
issue 4)
BY PETER PIGOTT

Take a look back.

(2004,
issue 4)
BY INGAR MOEN, BY HAROLD STOCKER

The Legal & Ethical Debate Rages On

(2004,
issue 4)
BY ROBERT DAY

Book Review

(2004,
issue 3)
BY BERNARD BOT

To safeguard international peace and security, the multilateral system will have to find an effective response. Whatever their difference, the United States and Europe should maintain a united front in the face of tomorrow's challenges.

(2004,
issue 3)
BY ROBERT DAY

Are We Ready for 4th generation Warfare?

(2004,
issue 3)
BY SUNIL RAM
The Media and the CF

Given the troubled times we live in, with a war with Iraq raging, nuclear threats from North Korea, and terrorists behind every corner, it is imperative that there be open dialogue between the military and the media in Canada.

(2004,
issue 2)

An overview of Findland's safety and defence technologies and concepts. 

(2004,
issue 2)

Multinational flying packages which are becoming common in ­military operations today. The NFTC offers participating air forces a three-phase training programme for their future fighter pilots using state-of-art software and equipment.

(2004,
issue 2)
BY INGAR MOEN

A key concept for military transformation and future ops of the new security ­environment.

Protecting Canadian Sovereignty and Contributing to Global Stability
(2004,
issue 1)
BY STEPHEN HARPER

With unrealized potential as one of the world's leading nations, Canada requires a defence strategy that can better project our military forces globally, while simultaneously increasing our continental efforts to defend North America.

Admiral Ishikawa, Chairman of the Joint Staff Councils
(2004,
issue 1)
BY B.R. BROWN

Before his recent retirement as Canada’s Defence Attaché in Japan, Capt(N) B.R. Brown interviewed the Chairman of Japan’s Joint Staff Council, Admiral Ishikawa, about his plan of action.

(2004,
issue 1)
BY ANIL R. PUSTAM

The importance of air power in modern military operations is now beyond dispute. New-generation combat aircraft, packed with the latest technologies and armed with modern weapons do not come cheaply.

(2004,
issue 1)
BY DON SISSON

Memories of the horrific treatment of Allied veterans by Eastern Block communist nations after the Second World War.