Streamline Defense Support to Canadian Training FMS

Streamline Defense supports the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Training Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case through the Geospatial, Research, Integration, Development and Support (GRIDS II) contract. This effort includes instructional support and Instructional System Design (ISD) for the CAF Basic and Advanced Collateral Damage Estimation (CDE) courses, CAF Target Development course, CAF Targeting Staff Course, CAF Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) course, and the CAF Targeting Imagery Analysis (TIA) course. Streamline also provides Targeting/Fires exercise development and execution support. Streamline advises CAF leadership in the development and operation of the Canadian Targeting Centre of Excellence (CTCoE), Targeting Training Sub-Committee, and Targeting Training Steering Committee. We provide liaison support between the CTCoE and the U.S. Joint Staff, Joint Targeting School, and Combatant Commands.

Streamline’s AFSOC SOWT-I Team Completes Avalanche Training Course

In support of the 720th STG, Streamline’s SOWT-I Team recently completed a 10-day Avalanche Training and Winter Weather Forecasting course hosted by the Avalanche Institute in Jackson, WY.   Training consisted of both classroom and field environments.  Participants were required to travel in avalanche terrain using skis, split-board or snowboard with snowshoes.  Streamline SOWT-I’s received training on winter weather forecasting, basic ski skills, backcountry ski touring and rescue skills, basis avalanche information and rescue, snowpack development and analysis, terrain analysis and snow profiles, stability analysis, skills testing and avalanche forecasting. Specific course instruction included:

  • Basic avalanche terminology
  • Avalanche terrain – large and small features
  • Formation of the mountain snowpack
  • Formation of persistent weak layers – facets, depth hoar, surface hoar
  • Wet snow metamorphism
  • Stability tests – incorporating strength, structure and propagation potential
  • How weather changes the snowpack
  • Interpreting the avalanche forecast bulletin
  • Field observation of terrain, snowpack, and weather