TABLE OF CONTENTS 2018 issue 6

FLIP 2018

For our first edition of top global innovators, FrontLine has gathered a select group of ­organizations that take their innovative priorities ­seriously. From artistic design to advanced materials to cutting-edge technologies and imaginative research, you will no doubt hear more from these companies in the future. Contact us today for ­inclusion in our Fall 2019 edition.

BY IAN KEDDIE

Government strategists around the world are hard at work trying to out-think would-be bad guys in an effort to keep their citizens safe from harm. Cyber and IoT vulnerabilities, climate change, nationalism – all are combining to make life difficult for those tasked with keeping us safe.

A list of recent leadership changes in industry and government: CarteNav Solutions; Raytheon Integrated Defense; ADGA Group; David Pratt & Associates; Business Council of Canada; Ultra Electronics (Maritime Systems); BC Ferries; Fleetway Inc; JRB Kanata Group; Ashbury College; Scotiabank; Canadian International Council; AIAC; Royal Roads University.

BY TIM DUNNE

Numerous studies attest that widespread youth unemployment leads to disenfranchisement, discontent, disenchantment and disengagement – and then to increased crime and social unrest.

BY ROBBIN LAIRD

The evolution of the role of fighters is at the center of the shift to recraft combat capabilities and operations as operational contexts change.

BY DARLENE BLAKELY

Submarine Force has had a busy year in 2018 – in particular, it two highly successful, simultaneous, out-of-area deployments.

BY CHRIS KILFORD

At first glance, Canada’s current overseas military deployments may appear rather haphazard with troops situated in relatively small numbers across thousands of miles. However, when the missions are collectively examined, a strategy becomes clear.

BY KEN POLE

The six RCAF pilots on this Op Reassurance deployment work with Romanian Air Force fighters for air policing and alert response.

BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Instead of ‘getting on’ with a competition to replace Canada's aging fighter aircraft, a distraction in the form on "interim aircraft" was created to further delay the much-dreaded competition. And now even the Auditor General is crying foul.

Operational and policy reforms are essential for the protection of the Canadian public when Canadian jihadis are caught and detained abroad.

BY KEN POLE

NATO has established defensive battle groups in the three Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) to protect them from potential Russian advances. How is Canada helping this effort?

BY RICHARD BRAY

While training programs are now producing a higher output of pilots, another challenge is the limited capacity of the next stage of training, in which newly-winged RCAF pilots advance to the Operational Training Units. How does the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) program. factor in?

BY TONY WYVER

Can Canadian oil succeed globally? Canadians need answers from both Government and Industry.

Canadian Coast Guard Arctic SAR and Ice Escort
BY THERESA McGUIRE

The Arctic Ocean is so beautiful, but can be deathly cold & unpredictable. Having a well-prepared, self-sufficient team is critical for the Canadian Coast Guard when it comes to marine safety and emergency response.

BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Two years ago, VAdm Mark Norman was temporarily relieved as VCDS. His lawyer, Marie Henein, is revved up for a showdown in court, but may have difficulty getting access to classified documents needed to defend her client.

BY BRYAN RIDDELL

Team Rubicon is a non-profit disaster relief organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams and prove that natural hazards don’t have to result in billions of dollars in recovery spending.

BY DARLENE BLAKELEY

Alongside the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Navy is forging ahead with full spectrum targeting to allow seamless interoperability across the Canadian Armed Forces as well as with allies for future operations.

BY CATHERINE BISCHOFBERGER

The chaos of a major CI hack is looming. Global standards could help prevent some attacks and mitigate the fallout from others.

BY ROBBIN LAIRD

The challenge of the 21st century incorporates incredibly invasive infrastructure threats. Direct defence strategies must quickly include these threats as part of any comprehensive national security concept.

BY KEN POLE

The Military Flying Training System (MFTS), a contract that facilitates the Ministry of Defence (MOD) in preparing aircrews for eventual assignment to frontline squadrons,  is operated by Lockheed Martin and Babcock International, using Airbus helicopters.

BY ADAM P MACDONALD

Over the past half-decade, a growing chorus of former government officials and retired generals have argued that Canada should reverse its long-held position of non-participation and formally join the United States’ continental Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) program. How does that look as we close out 2018?

SECURITY INNOVATORS
BY FRONTLINE

With the aim of preventing the spread of disease across borders, and ensure people receive timely treatment, medical sniffer dogs could potentially be deployed at ports of entry to identify passengers who may unknowingly be carrying malaria and other serious pathogens.

SECURITY INNOVATORS
BY FRONTLINE

These state-of-the-art marine-sector innovations will be impacting modern navies around the world for decades to come, increasing efficiencies in a highly digital future.

SECURITY INNOVATORS
BY FRONTLINE

HENSOLDT is a global pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defence and security electronics, HENSOLDT provides naval forces with unprecedented sensor capabilities.

SECURITY INNOVATORS
BY FRONTLINE

A global leader in the delivery of end-to-end managed clothing solutions, Logistik has been at the forefront of providing advanced military apparel for more than two decades.

BY EUGENE GERDEN

Russia is finishing a large-scale expansion of its fleet of combat helicopters and planning a further focus on selective supplies, according to the Russian Defence Ministry and leading combat aviation experts.

SECURITY INNOVATORS
BY FRONTLINE

Innovative technologies and solutions from Prod360 provide peace of mind to military and first responder organizations responsible for public safety and security.