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FRONTLINE DEFENCE 2018: ISSUE 2

George Sweanor (98), a retired RCAF Squadron Leader, was met by members of 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron at the Colorado Springs Airport following the unit’s training mission in El Centro, California.

After VAdm Mark Norman’s request for financial assistance was rejected by DND (which had somehow decided the vice-admiral was guilty before being charged), supporters have stepped up to help pay legal fees for his defence. An overview of the situation that brought Canada's highly respected Vice-Chief to the courthouse.

A critically honest and engaged discussion between government and industry on defence procurement issues was held recently at the Telfer School of Management as part of the new Complex Project Leadership Programs.

DND recently announced the following General officer and flag officer promotions, appointments and retirements that have recently occurred, and those that will occur in 2018. Full listing.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. NATO, ATT, international trade, human rights abuses – can anyone get it right?

The Canadian Armed Forces and Canadian Rangers participate regularly in security and sovereignty exercises. Kids are the future of the North, says BGen Mike Nixon, Commander of Joint Task Force North. 

FrontLine has gathered the key industry leaders, project primes and specialized subcontractors who provide Top Quality solutions for the defence sector.

How can the public understand why an interim buy of fighter jets is suddenly necessary to ensure Canada’s security, when 13 former Air Force Commanders can’t either?

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.