CATEGORIES

(2018,
issue 4)
BY MICHEL MAISONNEUVE

How did the re-opening of RMC Saint-Jean become a strategic issue and make it into the new Canadian Defence Policy “Strong, Secure, Engaged”?

(2018,
issue 2)
BY MURIELLE DELAPORTE

Being ready for the next battles, and anticipating new forms of combat beyond Maginot lines that may be required to “bring tomorrow’s topics to the table”, and especially where national political decision-makers meet, is key. It is therefore important to raise the technological awareness of NATO member leaders.

Top Defence Capability Leaders 2018
(2018,
issue 0)

Delivering professional services to Canada’s Critical Infrastructure, Defence, Security, Intelligence, Special Operations and Space communities.

Top Defence Capability Leaders 2018
CAE
(2018,
issue 0)

A global leader in the delivery of training for the defence and security, civil aviation and healthcare markets. CAE provides turnkey naval training solutions around the world.

Top Defence Capability Leaders 2018
(2018,
issue 0)

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division specializes in the design and manufacture of a wide range of electronic modules and subsystems, as well as flight test and avionics, aiming and stabilization, shipboard helicopter handling, and instrumentation and control systems.

Top Defence Capability Leaders 2018
(2018,
issue 0)

With a reputation for innovation and excellence, CMC designs, manufactures and supports advanced avionics products.

Top Defence Capability Leaders 2018
(2018,
issue 0)

Marinvent provides aerospace consulting, services, training, tools and IP. Its unique combination of technical experts, flying avionics test bed, test pilots, software tools and research simulator are used to help customers bring their new products to market efficiently.

Top Defence Capability Leaders 2018
(2018,
issue 0)

Develops custom-designed vessel-specific simulation capabilities, including embedded radar, to support military and coast guard training requirements.

(2017,
issue 5)
BY CASEY BRUNELLE

The Air Mobility Training Centre is one of the most advanced and innovative facilities in the world, and is located at CFB Trenton.

(2017,
issue 5)
BY TIM DUNNE

Meet BGen Macaulay, the new Commander of reservist-based 5th Canadian Division, the “Army of the Atlantic”.

(2017,
issue 4)
BY TIM DUNNE

The Arctic draws global interest for several reasons. Operation Nanook is one of a series of northern deployments that provides the opportunity for the Canadian Armed Forces to be a catalyst to bring partnerships together for common cause and to provide help and assistance when and wherever necessary.

(2017,
issue 3)
The human link between air and ground

Students plan and execute Close Air Support missions safely and effectively. 

(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)

A global leader in integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems, Meggitt offers enhanced diagnostics with intelligent Automatic Coaching.

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

Calian supports the Canadian military through the operation of the health services support contract offering complex healthcare services to CAF members at 34 military installations across Canada.

Top Defence Capabilities 2017
(2017,
issue 0)

Innovative aviation and high-integrity solutions in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management are delivered by a global workforce and service network in more than 150 countries.

(2016,
issue 6)
BY JANE KOKAN

Canadian soldiers participating in Op Nanook consider the lessons learned.

(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)

The newly refurbished RMCC Observatory creates the right environment for multi-disciplinary programs, research and Space activities.

(2016,
issue 5)
BY KEN POLE

A five-nation review by SIPRI looks at the prospects of increased tensions and notes that only Russia has "significantly" increased its Arctic capabilities.

Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program
(2016,
issue 4)

If the C-27J Spartan is chosen to become the nation’s next fixed-wing search-and-rescue (FWSAR) aircraft, the mission of DRS Technologies Canada will be to help make that challenge more manageable.

(2016,
issue 3)

A full-time biochemist for Transport Canada is a part-time soldier in the Canadian Army.

(2016,
issue 3)

Pinpointing tangible ways and means to strengthen the Army Reserve.

(2016,
issue 3)
BY EUGENE GERDEN

The Russian Ministry of Defence plans to significantly accelerate R&D activities.

Gregg Centre – Combat Training Centre
(2016,
issue 2)

The Combat Training Centre uses state-of-the-art technologies to enhance soldier and leadership training.These range in complexity from simulation systems to individual vehicle and weapon simulators.

(2016,
issue 1)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD
Trilateral Airpower Exercise

Air dominance needs to be established and ensured, rather than assumed.

Defence Capability Leaders
(2016,
issue 0)

This Canadian Software development and services company specializes in the design and employment of constructive simulation, collaboration and planning software.

Defence Capability Leaders
(2016,
issue 0)

A global leader in the delivery of training for the defence and security, civil aviation and healthcare markets.

Defence Capability Leaders
(2016,
issue 0)

Providing diverse services to aerospace, defence customers: health care, IT services, engineering, and complex pre-deployment training exercises.

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)

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)

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

(2015,
issue 5)
BY TIM LYNCH
A Retrospective Interview Compendium

A robust foreign policy requires a robust defence policy – were both lacking for the mission in Afghanistan?

(2015,
issue 5)
BY MARK WILLIS

"We cannot defend our European way of life if we don’t do more for our defence”, says Poland’s foreign minister.

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 4)
BY MARK WILLIS

NATO is intent on maintaining an active role in defending the security of its many member states.

(2015,
issue 3)

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.

Defence Capability Leaders 2015
(2015,
issue 3)

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 Leaders 2015
(2015,
issue 3)

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

Defence Capability Leaders 2015
(2015,
issue 3)

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.

(2015,
issue 2)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The PPF course is for advanced infantry certification on a variety of infantry operations including: airborne, airmobile, rugged terrain and amphibious operations. Trained to rapidly deploy from water, land or air, soldiers with Patrol Pathfinder certification fill a valuable niche in the Canadian Army, including both combat and humanitarian roles.

(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.

(2015,
issue 2)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

The current Chief of U.S. Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, has focused considerable attention on digital operations in the re-set of the U.S. Navy and its approach to 21st century operations. From electronic warfare, to digital interoperability, to integrated fire support and cyber security, the Admiral has underscored that mastering the digital domain is an essential warfighting competence.

VAdm Mark Norman
(2015,
issue 1)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Getting many new ship builds underway through cooperation with key government departments, ­managing operations with reduced fleets, finding innovative ways to train enough new recruits, and the daunting task of overhauling navy culture, are all key priorities on the Admiral’s plate.

(2014,
issue 6)

Within the international fighter pilot community, completing a weapons instructor course is considered the pinnacle of tactical air power employment.

(2014,
issue 6)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

Pilots and maintainers of today’s and tomorrow’s fleets are handling more complex aircraft than ever before in history. For pilots, this requires significant proficiencies that go beyond simply being a competent “flyer” of an airplane.

(2014,
issue 6)

The degree of fidelity in a simulator is closely linked to training effectiveness, and those systems result in savings.

(2014,
issue 6)

Division Commanders outline plans for their troops: training is the key to effectiveness.

(2014,
issue 5)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

Land wars of the past decade have led to a significant redirection of military forces, particularly in the United States. Will this new focus help thwart and destroy ISIS? Can supporting the Kurdish military win against the “Islamic State” jihadists?

(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.

(2014,
issue 4)
BY JEAN-MARC TANGUY

Today’s climate of unrest serves to highlight the value of cooperation between like-minded governments – and joint military exercises have always represented a keystone of such ties.

(2014,
issue 3)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

The vastness of the Pacific region exemplifies the need for, and amplifies the challenges of cooperation.

(2014,
issue 2)

Officer cadets apply the knowledge and training to successfully summit the icy challenges of Mt. Washington in the dead of winter.

VAdm Mark Norman
(2013,
issue 4)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The new Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, has taken the wheel during a time of renewed fiscal restraint. How will these priorities affect readiness throughout the fleet?

(2013,
issue 3)

Advising the Afghan commander of the Training Centre in Kabul has its challenges, but definite progress is clearly visible.

Colonel Bernd Horn
(2013,
issue 2)
BY KEAN DOHERTY

An interview with the Chief of Staff, Strategic Training Education Programs, looks at the perceived value of educating our military.

(2013,
issue 1)
BY CHRIS HADFIELD, BY JONATHAN KNAUL

Used by NASA, Aquarius (the only permanent sea floor habitat in the world, and amazing resource) is at risk of being shut down. Read the personal stories of two amazing Canadians.

(2013,
issue 1)
BY ROBERT WILSEY

New frontline fighters have revolutionized basic & advanced military flying training. With flight time so expensive, the call goes out for a new generation of Trainers.

(2007,
issue 6)
BY HUGUES CANUEL

The ships and submarines of the Canadian Navy have maintained a remarkable tempo of operations at home and abroad. Important progress has been made in laying out the foundations of the recapitalization process required for the long term.

(2007,
issue 4)
BY ROBERT WILSEY

Until a few years ago, major air forces worldwide trained their jet pilots on basic and advanced training aircraft equipped with analogue cockpits. As a result, a widening technology gap has developed between Advanced Jet Training (AJT) aircraft of the 1970's (such as BAE Hawk TMk1, Aero L39 Albatross and Dassault Alphajet) and modern front-line combat aircraft.

(2005,
issue 6)

As military professionals, we have a duty to ensure that our soldiers are well equipped, in every sense of the word, to meet the challenge of terrorism.

(2005,
issue 4)
BY RICH GIMBLETT

The most ambitious, Canadian-led, multinational, naval-air exercise of its kind since the mid-1990s Exercise Trident Fury is providing an excellent opportunity to assess the state of Canada’s Navy and interoperability with the U.S. Navy.

(2005,
issue 4)
BY STAN JACOBSON

Recent issues of FrontLine have discussed the use of simulators in the field of maintenance training. The Canadian Navy was a world leader in the decision to migrate to PC-based maintenance training. This migration began as a result of decisions made in 1992 to support the evolving training requirements of the Canadian Patrol Frigate (CPF) project.

(2005,
issue 4)

In the Navy, shiphandling is a key element in the training and development of bridge officers and teams. It is a complex mix of knowledge, skills and judgment. There has been lively discussion about whether shiphandling is an art or a science, with a general consensus that it includes elements of both.

(2005,
issue 3)
BY DENNIS R. (Doc) HOPPER

Many have considered flight simulators for pilot training to be the “leading edge” of simulation. As the Air Force transforms, the demands for modeling and simulation support in other areas are on the increase.

(2005,
issue 3)
BY INGAR MOEN

The defence technology investment strategy identifies Simulation & Modeling for Acquisition, Requirements, Rehearsal, and Training (SMARRT) as a key R&D activity for enabling the development of future force concepts and identifying future capabilities.

(2005,
issue 3)
BY RICK THOMPSON

Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is a key ­component of the wide-ranging ­program of transformation (including advanced mission training) in Canada’s Air Force today. Numerous M&S projects, sponsored by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), are intended to increase air power capabilities affordably and effectively.

(2005,
issue 3)
BY PAULA O’SHEA

Readily available and cost effective new technologies make it possible to apply simulation to all phases of training - from development through to delivery, management and training support. These technologies can provide training in both the typical classroom setting, and ''on the go''.

(2005,
issue 3)
BY MIKE GREENLEY

Readily available and cost effective new technologies make it possible to apply simulation to all phases of training - from development through to delivery, management and training support. These technologies can provide training in both the typical classroom setting, and ''on the go''.

(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.

(2005,
issue 2)
BY STAN JACOBSON

Training supports the ­”ultimate” activity, which is cost-effective, timely and accurate on-the-job performance. Individuals in the training pipeline (instructors, students, or support staff), are not performing operational tasks.

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)

Modeling and Simulation

(2005,
issue 1)

Simulation and Training Technologies are important components of the Canadian Army’s Transformation efforts as it refines and develops capabilities that are relevant to the battlefield of the future.

(2005,
issue 1)
BY STAN JACOBSON

...Force Multiplier or Achilles Heel?

(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)

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 SUNIL RAM

The Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI) will see 5,000 more Regular Force positions and another 3,000 more Reserve positions created to ease the present manpower crisis in the military.

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 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.

(2004,
issue 3)
BY ROBERT DAY

Are We Ready for 4th generation Warfare?

(2004,
issue 3)
BY JOHN MORRISON

Social devastation occurred in the local economy as a result of massive job losses and social and individual psychological consequences occurred due to decisions to expand the company into ares that were arguable outside of its core competencies. It raises the question of what is leadership in the construct of making tough decisions such as those faced by this CEO.

(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.