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FRONTLINE DEFENCE 2016: ISSUE 5

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.

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

The Australian Navy will be acquiring new platforms and is looking closely at the “integrateability” of those new platforms with Army, Air Force – and space capabilities as well.

DCNS will be working with Australia to ensure an evolving and integrated approach for the build and the sustainment of the submarine.

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

Diffusion is happening in an uneven manner, with powerful state and non-state actors vice militarily, where the U.S. is still by far the most dominant. Other states are developing niche capabilities that increasingly limit Washington’s freedom to manoeuvre in East Asia.

In today's revolving door of priorities, is it possible for Canada to draft a clearly conceived, space policy for security and environmental surveillance that can be counted on to meet evolving needs?

Lasers are not new to the Canadian Army, but researchers are finding new and exciting applications for them that could ­contribute to keeping troops safer on the battlefield.

It’s no secret that the Canadian Armed Forces, as an organization, is faced with a public relations crisis on Canadian university campuses. Simon Fraser University takes on the challenge of mentoring university ­students to understand the importance of NATO and the complex ­military component of peace.

Is it surprisingly ironic, or sadly inevitable, that the Liberals have begun to reach too far in a quest for control? On 27 October 2016, in a clarification to previous wording, the Government of Canada forbade any private companies interested in work on the CSC project (primes or subs) from any form of public announcement or promotion without prior consent from Irving Shipbuilding. This dangerous first step must be reversed – entirely.

Who’s Where / Royals visit from Norway / Arctic research funding / Aerospace funding

MND acknowledged that “this is not the peacekeeping of the past.” Truer words were never spoken, but what does it mean for Canada?