FRONTLINE INNOVATION ARTICLES

HEALTH INNOVATION
(2019,
issue 3a)
BY FRONTLINE

Two companies have joined to create and implement a solution that can help prevent unnecessary amputations for veterans, the elderly, diabetics, and other wound victims. This emerging wound care therapy heals limbs previously scheduled for amputation, but is not yet approved for Canada.

MISSION CRITICAL SERVICES
(2019,
issue 3a)

With a support network spanning six continents, Babcock is a recognized leader in the delivery of engineering support ­solutions in the Marine and Aviation sectors, particularly for mission critical services.

RESEARCHERS
(2019,
issue 3a)

Researchers at Carleton University are leading the way on examining the associations of human behaviour in an effort to reduce health compromising behaviours. Other researchers are seeking to understand the mechanisms that control the movement of metal contaminants in groundwater, soils and sediment to offer better protection of groundwater.

RADAR INNOVATIONS
(2019,
issue 3a)

Canadian innovation leads to developing the world’s largest Polar Over The Horizon HF Radar system (P-OTHR).

HYBRID CAPACITORS
(2019,
issue 3a)

This hybrid capacitor technology saves weight with increased operating life, low ESR, and high current handling capability.

SIMULATION ADVANCEMENTS
(2019,
issue 3a)

Knowing that a serious event can result in the loss of millions of dollar in assets, it’s no wonder that planning and strategizing for disaster recovery and resumption of operations (a.k.a. business continuity), are of crucial importance for any organization – and when it comes to the military, failure at any level can result in far graver consequences.

SOLDIER SYSTEMS
(2019,
issue 3a)
BY FRONTLINE

This internationally recognized systems integrator creates technologically advanced, fully customized solutions for the global defence and security market. Its highly intuitive, smartphone-like soldier system interface is packed with mission-critical capabilities.

12th ANNUAL STUDENT UAS COMPETITION
(2019,
issue 3a)
BY FRONTLINE

This competition is designed to promote and develop Canadian expertise and experience in unmanned systems technologies at the university and college levels. This year's challenge relates to sending emergency medial supplies to remote communities. Registration closes on 8 November 2019.

A FRONTLINE REPORT
(2019,
issue 3)

For this year's selection of Top Global Innovators, FrontLine has gathered a select group of ­organizations that take their Public Safety, Defence and National Security innovative priorities ­seriously. Contact us today for ­inclusion in our Fall 2020 edition.

(2019,
issue 1)
BY ROBIN BILLINGHAM

The evolving threats of today and tomorrow have led innovative simulation developers to the next generation of command-level training.

(2019,
issue 1)

The R9B Innovation Hub being featured at CANSEC 2019, is a platform to celebrate innovative products and services that are designed to help keep Canadians safe and secure, domestically and abroad.

(2019,

Four Canadian universities have received Department of National funding for proposals under the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program. The initial support focuses on emerging and advanced materials, including advanced manufacturing methods, for defence and security applications.

(2019,

Combat armor designed to cover more of a trooper's body is being field-tested by U.S. Special Operations Command. The Lightweight Polyethylene Armor for Extremity Protection is one of several subsystems to come out of the SOC Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit program. It offers small-arms protection over 4 per cent of he body compared with 19 per cent from standard infantry gear.

SECURITY INNOVATORS
(2018,
issue 7)
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
(2018,
issue 7)
BY FRONTLINE

Cutting edge exhibition designs turn heads and attract traffic. This award-winning company can make your next trade event a show-stopper.

SECURITY INNOVATORS
(2018,
issue 7)
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.

SECURITY INNOVATORS
(2018,
issue 7)
BY FRONTLINE

The world’s fourth industrial revolution is looming, and despite the potential for disruption, Thales believes that technology can make the world a safer place.

SECURITY INNOVATORS
(2018,
issue 7)
BY FRONTLINE

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

(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.

(2018,
issue 3)
BY ADRIAN OBST

DND’s Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program has been rolled out. It all starts with an unsolved challenge from DND, and seeks “innovative” solutions from industry.

(2018,

Applications for a competition to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will enable an autonomous drone to win a race against a pilot-operated drone opened today. Applications are being accepted until 28 Feb 2019, and teams will be competing for more than U$2 million in prizes from the Lockheed Martin competition.

(2017,
issue 3)
BY CHRIS THATCHER

Quantum computing can disrupt the security of network architecture.

Cutting edge aerospace and marine solutions
(2017,

As a result of Canada's Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships program requirements, a team of engineers, scientists and technicians from Toronto-based Nanowave Technologies are working on innovative solutions for some of the world’s top defence and aerospace platforms and companies.

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)

With a reputation for innovation and excellence, CMC designs, manufactures and supports electronics products for the aviation market.

(2015,
issue 3)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

The case of the Airbus A400M. The tragic crash of an A400M during test flight, reminds us of how risky the introduction of new systems can be. An April tour of the Airbus facilities in Spain helps put risk and the drive to perfect into perspective.

(2014,
issue 4)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

Sustaining reach is a key operational objective for effective air power.

(2014,
issue 4)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

America-class amphibious assault ships incorporate a number of visionary innovations.

(2014,
issue 3)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

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

(2014,
issue 3)
BY KEN POLE

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

(2014,
issue 3)
BY KEN POLE

Modern technologies enable ground forces to not only secure that information but also integrate it into useful intelligence for timely response.

(2014,
issue 2)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

A recent RAAF-sponsored Air Power conference examined the evolving Aussie air combat approach.

(2014,
issue 2)
BY FRONTLINE STAFF

Cassidian Optronics, DRS, Eurofighter Typhoon, General Dynamics Canada, General Dynamics Land Systems, L-3 MAPPS, Millennium Space Systems, NovAtel, Raytheon Canada, Textron Simulation & Training, Rheinmetall Canada.

(2014,
issue 1)
BY FRONTLINE STAFF

The government’s new Space Policy Framework, which will serve as a guide for the Canadian space program’s future priorities and activities.

(2013,
issue 6)

Scientists work to improve methods of detecting and decon­taminating ricin.

(2013,
issue 6)

The ESA will fund a commercial internet gateway.

(2013,
issue 5)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

For JSF pilots, increased situational awareness brings new combat options.

(2013,
issue 5)
BY FRONTLINE STAFF

Intriguing advances in technology and its applications are constantly changing battlefields worldwide.

(2013,
issue 4)

Canadian troops report for business transitioning.

(2013,
issue 3)
BY MARK HALINATY

The Thales Canada winning formula includes a willingness to invest in success.

(2013,
issue 1)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

From troubled program to transformation reality, the Osprey has emerged to offer astoundingly flexible capabilities. Are new capabilities and proven frontline performance worth the price?

(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.

(2011,
issue 2)
BY GORDAN E. VAN HOOK

Holistic energy management is proving ­successful for commercial fleets and can effectively cut costs for navies.

(2008,
issue 4)
BY TOM BLACKWELL

Combat doctors are finding innovative methods that work. Can some of those lessons from the battlefield be translated to civilian care?