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(2018,
issue 3)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

In taking the lead to highlight innovation, we will endeavour to provide publicity to the companies that are making a difference today. In our Fall edition, we will be initiating a special FrontLine Innovation Platform (FLIP) across multiple industries related to Defence and Safety and Security. 

(2018,
issue 3)

Canadian troops have been providing assistance after flooding on both coasts.

Top Defence Capability Leaders 2018
(2018,
issue 0)

Business groups include: Land Communications, Airborne Mission Systems, Underwater Warfare and Public Safety and Security Solutions to equip and protect military and first responders.

U.S. defence & security
(2017,
issue 5)
BY ELEANOR DAVIDSON

The defence budget for 2018 does not indicate a fundamental shift in American defence and security affairs.

(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)

Quantum computing can disrupt the security of network architecture.

(2017,
issue 3)
BY NICOLA DAVIES

Cyber security falls under the heading of ‘defense of the realm’ and is seen as a matter of national security. For Canada’s armed forces, cyber aptitude tests could prove highly valuable.

(2017,
issue 1)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN
does not attract as much investment as it could

Why does Canada penalize advance investors for losing a defence bid? Why does only one sector benefit from defence offsets when all taxpayers contribute? Good questions, right? 

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

Skilled engineers support the design, development and evolution of the Army's Land Command Support System and, as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, is a key systems integrator for the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard vessels.

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)

Business groups include: Land Communications, Airborne Mission Systems, Underwater Warfare and Public Safety and Security Solutions to equip and protect military and first responders.

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

Provides support to strategically important assets, infrastructure and training programs – primarily in the Canadian defence, security, marine, and construction sectors.

(2016,
issue 6)
BY ALAN WILLIAMS

For a procurement to be legal, it must comply with both the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) and the Government’s Contract Regulations (GCR).

(2016,
issue 4)
BY TIM LYNCH

The expanding threat environment, with a particular focus on Canada’s preparations to mitigate and recover from disruptions (natural & human), was explored at a conference organized by the Royal Canadian Military Institute, ­entitled “Are We Prepared?”

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 DON MACNAMARA

The most important obligation of Government is the security of the country, its sovereignty and the safety and well-being of its citizens. It is the one constant responsibility that should never require public demand before appropriate action is taken. 

(2016,
issue 2)
BY FERRY DE KERCKHOVE

Considering how quickly transformative world events have been happening of late, you might want to read this overview rapidly! (also in french)

The United Kingdom’s Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015
(2016,
issue 2)
BY BRIAN BERUBE

An assessment of Britain's National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 and how it impacts defence recapitalization.

2016 Defence White Paper
(2016,
issue 2)
BY BRIAN BERUBE

A look at key drivers to Australia's Security environment and the pace of military modernization.

(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?

Vue d’ensemble :
(2016,
issue 0)
BY FERRY DE KERCKHOVE

Bien que le document Perspectives stratégiques 2016 effectue une analyse en profondeur des crises dans le monde et entame une réflexion sur les incidences pour le Canada, sa sécurité, et ses priorités en matière de défense, nous en donnons aux lecteurs de Frontline un résumé succinct.  Étant donné la rapidité avec laquelle des événements transformateurs se produisent dans le monde, nous vous conseillons de le lire rapidement!

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)
(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)

The growing concern over maritime and arctic safety and security issues is the imperative from which this important conference is growing.

Defence Capability Leaders
(2016,
issue 0)

This leading global security company provides innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Defence Networking & Mentoring
(2016,
issue 0)

A networking organization for the advancement of women leaders in defence and security professions.

(2016,

Galleys on the Canadian Coast Guard’s new patrol ships are getting a makeover so crews can cook safely. The ergonomics of the kitchens are “compromised” and facilities need to be rearranged, the government has told potential contractors.

(2015,
issue 6)
BY MURIELLE DELAPORTE

Known as "no-go" zones to police, dozens of areas in France have become “notorious” as enclaves of Muslims who are resisting Western rule of law.

(2015,
issue 5)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

A recurring theme in many FrontLine articles over the last decade, the need for a clarification of vital national interests on which to articulate clear policy reverberates strongly in this edition.

(2015,
issue 5)
BY SUNIL RAM
The Island Hopping War

Examining the complex impacts of asserting military control in a volatile region.

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 4)
BY TIM DUNNE

Does the Canadian Armed Forces Need Military Police for investigations?

Commodore Brian Santarpia
(2015,
issue 4)
BY TIM DUNNE
Security of the High Seas

From the Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 headquarters in Bahrain, Commodore Brian Santarpia commanded the ships and aircraft of 30 nations in the multinational counter-terrorism task force.

(2015,
issue 3)
BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

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

Defence Capability Leaders 2015
(2015,
issue 3)

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 2015
(2015,
issue 3)

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

Defence Capability Leaders 2015
(2015,
issue 3)

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

(2015,
issue 2)
BY MURIELLE DELAPORTE

The tiny country of Djibouti, uniquely situated where the Africa, Arabia and Somalia tectonic plate boundaries meet, is becoming recognized as a strategic location for military efforts. French, US, and Japan’s armed forces, currently based in the area guarding the Bab-el-Mandeb Straight, are assigned missions on this triple front.

(2014,
issue 5)
BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS

International shipping issues will become more central to Canada’s economic decisions and future trade policy, and the RCN plays a big part in Maritime security.

(2014,
issue 3)

The EU and Canada share the common goal of strengthening foreign and security cooperation.

Admiral Giuseppe De Giorgi
(2014,
issue 1)
BY RICHARD BRAY

Interview with Admiral Giuseppe De Giorgi of Italy. Operations in the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea have brought Canadian and Italian navies into closer operational contact, and strengthened ties already forged within NATO.

Colonel André Dupuis
(2014,
issue 1)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

In this interview of DND's DG Space, Col André Dupuis asserts that Canada recognizes the multi-faceted need for space-based assets to fulfill a range of whole of government requirements.

(2014,
issue 1)
BY RICHARD BRAY

Multiculturalism in the CF provides a clear advantage to the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) deployed to help the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan.

(2013,
issue 5)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD, BY RICHARD BRAY

For maximum leverage in future acquisitions, Canada should find key opportunities in global supply chains.

(2013,
issue 2)
BY JEFFREY TRACEY

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

(2013,
issue 1)

Potraying MCpl (ret) Paul Franklin (our cover) and others who put their lives on the line in the service of their country, this photographer features Canada’s courageous soldiers and first responders.

(2013,
issue 1)
BY K. JOSEPH SPEARS

While the planet heats up, defence budgets are melting down. Canadian defence planners need a sharper focus on a hotter Arctic.

(2012,
issue 5)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Clear policies and strong strategies are the critical links that are repeatedly called for by so many in the defence communities.

(2011,
issue 6)
BY TIM DUNNE

Defence Minister Peter MacKay hosted international leaders for discussions on key matters of global security.

LGen Walter Semianiw
(2011,
issue 2)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Protecting Canadians at home is ‘Job One’ for Canada Command. This organization is concerned with all aspects of national security – often working under the lead of Public Safety Canada to provide an important asset for emergency management.

(2011,
issue 2)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Are the requirements for public safety, national security and military force converging? Gasp!

(2008,
issue 3)
BY PETER AVIS

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

(2005,
issue 6)
BY CLIVE ADDY

When an emergency arises, Canadians expect results. The present multi-level approach must include the highest level of collaboration at the most crucial time.

(2005,
issue 6)

Many attempts have been made by people within the military, public service and private citizens to change the way explosives are governed in this country. Where does the resistance come from? Could it be that those who could rectify the situation are unaware of the problem?

(2005,
issue 6)
BY JOE VARNER

Al Qaeda has long had a fascination with maritime targets and has a history of going after these interests with only limited success.

(2005,
issue 6)

On the front lines against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda a new threat is emerging which could potentially undermine the excellent work accomplished thus far.

(2005,
issue 6)

Through applying Lessons Learned from the Green Ribbon Task Force, police find that ­cooperation is key to solving cross-jurisdictional cases.

(2005,
issue 6)

Last month, Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) led international surveillance-oriented trials off the coast of Nova Scotia. The 3-week long Maritime Sensor Integration Experiment (MARSIE) trial will directly contribute to Canada’s ability to conduct high-tech surveillance and secure its coastal approaches against potential threats and illegal activities.

(2005,
issue 6)

With its letters and logo emblazoned on the badges of more than 4,300 airport screening officers, most Canadians boarding a flight in this country should recognize the name CATSA (Canadian Air Transport Security Authority). Few, however, are fully aware of its critical role in the global security system.

(2005,
issue 5)
BY CHARLES D. MAGINLEY
How will SOA Status Affect the CCG?

How will SOA Status Affect the CCG? Will the new focus on security serve to increase assets and responsibilities?

(2005,
issue 4)
BY PETER AVIS

In the context of national security, it has been made clear that the terrorist has changed the battlespace. This is particularly notable in the realm of Maritime Security.

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.

(2005,
issue 2)
BY ROBERT E. HUNTER

Another step towards increasing Canada’s influence in the global security world, is the recent selection of General Ray Henault, Canada’s former Chief of the Defence Staff, as the next Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee.

(2005,
issue 2)
BY GARY H. RICE

The vision of the future set out here is one that would see the adoption of a first ever made-in-Canada defence strategy that has its roots in doctrine that is as as old as Canada itself.

(2004,
issue 5)
BY JEAN JACQUES BLAIS

It's unfortunate that the subject of military spending is almost always precipitated by a tragic incident within our armed forces or their inability to respond when needed. This latest tragedy should be a wake up call that we need to seriously examine how we equip our military to represent our nation to the world.

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.

(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.

(2004,
issue 5)
BY JOSHUA KILBERG

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

(2004,
issue 5)

This year's prestigious Canadian American Business Council Achievement Award goes to the ODEL - E-Z-EM team.

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 RICH GIMBLETT

The recent efforts of the Canadian Navy in the Global War against Terrorism in the Arabian Sea.

(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 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 ROBERT DAY

Are We Ready for 4th generation Warfare?

(2004,
issue 3)
BY CHRIS WATTIE
“warts and all” coverage?

In a far corner of sprawling Camp Julien, a group of eight reporters set up shot - the first journalists to be formally "embedded" with a Canadian Forces unit in the field. Members of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment battlegroup in Kabul were on the sharp end of a quiet public relations offensive by the Canadian Forces.

(2004,
issue 3)
BY ALAN BREAKSPEAR

The war on terror has brought with it a new awareness of the business of intelligence.

(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 3)
BY INGAR MOEN
Transforming Defence

The Defence R&D Canada Tiger Team Analysis of Transformation Implications tackled this challenge in its technical report, Transformation Concepts and Technologies.

(2004,
issue 3)
BY JAMES COX

What happened to the National Security Policy (NSP) during the federal election campaign?

(2004,
issue 2)
BY JAMES COX

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Safety Minister, Anne McLellan, has announced the government’s intention to develop a comprehensive, integrated national security policy.

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

The Canadian Forces responds to the changing security environment.

Maritime Security
(2004,
issue 2)
BY PETER AVIS

Traditionally, we have been a nation that “reacts” to crises, but Canada has a part to play in this international Security and Intelligence transformation.

(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 INGAR MOEN

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

(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.

(2004,
issue 1)
BY DAVE BROWN

In almost 40 years in journalism I've interviewed hundreds of veterans who have put in time at the point of the wartime spear and I marvel at their ability to have survived the experience and still appear normal.