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IMT - Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
NEXT WEEK: Intelligent EW Operations Conference, August 10-11 in Crystal City
Make the quick trip to Crystal City next week for this new conference, done in conjunction with NMIA, which will discuss ways to enable the EW community to influence and plan for the future intelligence needs of the next 10 years. Make the most of your trip by attending the pre-Conference course: Intelligence Support for Spectrum Operations, August 8-9, which will now be hosted nearby at the AOC Headquarters in Alexandria, VA.
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ONE MONTH LEFT TO WIN: Recruit Members for the New AOC Contest
Who can recruit most heavily? Recruit the most new members through August 31 and have a chance to win a 32GB 4th Generation iPod Touch or a Nikon COOLPIX camera (including case, rechargeable battery and a 4GB SDHC card).

Click here for an AOC membership application.
(Application must have the recruiter name filled out. If your recruited member is joining online, please be sure to have him email us your name.)

Any questions concerning the contest please contact the AOC membership department at (703) 549-1600 or oneilin@crows.org.
 
VIEW THE AGENDA: Impact of Extremism – IO Europe 2011
Join the AOC at the NATO school in Oberammergau, Germany, for this Conference discussing the impacts of extremism on information operations. Keynote speakers include: Matthew Armstrong, Executive Director, U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Col. Mark Baines, USA, Commandant, NATO School; Austin Branch, Senior Advisor for Strategy and Plans, Information Operations & Strategic Studies, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Former NATO General Klaus Reinhardt, Germany Army (Ret.); Air Commodore Graham Wright, RAF (Ret.), Deputy Director, Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance, Northrop Grumman Information Systems (UK).
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ONLY A FEW BOOTHS REMAIN for the 48th AOC International Symposium & Convention
Make sure your company doesn't miss the biggest EW community event of the year. Only a few booths remain. Take advantage of the last few remaining spaces. Contact Stew Taylor for more information.
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Registration and room reservations are open now, so make your plans to attend the the AOC 48th Annual International Symposium & Convention November 13-16 in Washington, D.C. This year's theme of "Victory Through the EMS" will inspire discussions, educational tracks and sessions about strategic uses of the EMS across military operations.

Early-bird registration is open now; reserve your space before September 1 and save on your registration fees!
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REGISTER NOW: Maneuvering in Cyberspace and IO: InfowarCon Cyber 2011
The AOC community, in conjunction with Cyber Command, is conducting this conference, September 13-15 in Linthicum Heights, MD. This event brings together professionals from the military, government, industry and academia to discuss the issues related to developing, planning, programming and executing Cyber, EW, OPSEC and deception operations to ensure that DOD is taking full advantage of Cyberspace’s potential.
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NEW AGENDA: Converging Cyber, IO and EW Conference
This three-day event, November 29-December 1 in Charleston, SC, will engage all in thought-provoking discussions on a full range of Cyber and Electronic Warfare topics. Experts will provide their insights and facilitate professional dialogues designed to frame the theme of how technology will drive convergence across target sets common to EW, Cyber and IO.
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Agilent Technologies Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS: Questions Loom for Emarss as Boeing Finally OK'd to Start
The U.S. Army's new intelligence-collection aircraft program has re-emerged from a gauntlet of protests only to be confronted with suggestions to fold it into a similar Air Force project. (Aviation Week & Space Technology)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Marine Corps Show Off F-35B in Demonstration Flight
Service officials say the STOVL variant of the Joint Strike Fighter is crucial to the Corps’ future, noting that no ‘Plan B’ exists. (NavyTimes)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Marines Push Back Against F-35 Criticism
The commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps pushed back on Friday against criticism of the short-takeoff version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, saying test performance was improving and the aircraft was critical to the Marines' military future. (Reuters)
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Naylor, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS: Cyber Strategy More of a Wish Than a Plan
With some fanfare, the Defense Department recently unveiled its first cyberstrategy, but any possibility of rapidly streamlining U.S. cyberoperations, establishing clear command and control or securing the freedom to use offensive cyberweapons is looking more like a wish than a plan. (Aviation Week)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Pilots, Maintainers Trying Out for JSF Spots
The roster of pilots and maintainers who will be the first to train on the F-35 Lightning II is starting to take shape. Officials at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, plan to begin small group tryouts, consisting of six to 12 students, for F-35 maintainers in the coming weeks. Small group tryouts for pilots are underway, with flight training planned to begin in January. (AirForceTimes)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Auditors: Pentagon Cyber Budget Has Fuzzy Numbers
Federal auditors have told Pentagon officials to define "cybersecurity" so the military services adopt the same terminology, and by extension, calculate their cyber spending plans in comparable ways. With a clear definition, the department could avoid having to redo the math on its cyber budget, something it was forced to do twice this year. (Nextgov)
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Naylor, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS: Marine Corps Will Test Jamming Pod on Harrier Jets
A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jump jet squadron is set to conduct trials on the service’s new Intrepid Tiger II communications intelligence and jamming pod next month. (MarineTimes)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Demand for U.S. Electronic Warfare Capabilities Growing
For far too long, the commonly held image of U.S. electronic warfare (EW) capabilities is that of an adjunct to the real warfighters, the kinetic platforms and systems. Now, the world in which EW was nothing more than a supporting capability is over. (Lexington Institute)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Soldiers, Sailors Join Forces for Best Work Force
Sean Locker will someday be able to look back on a long career and know he contributed to the nation’s defense both in and out of uniform. (Military.com)
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Naylor, LLC
INDUSTRY NEWS: The Slippery Slope of SLEP (Service Life Extension Program): Investing in Going Backwards
Pressure is growing on the DOD budget. Perhaps $80 billion, $400 billion or whatever on top of the $100 billion in savings that has been demanded by the outgoing Secretary of Defense. According to published reports, the Air Force share is $49 billion of the coming carnage. (Second Line of Defense)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Americans Favored in Fight to Replace Korea’s F-4s
South Korea faces a threat to its existence – in the shape of its neighbor, North Korea. Though its air force is obsolete, Pyongyang would enter a conflict with the ability to inflict immense damage in a short time. (Flightglobal)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: What Makes China Telecom Huawei So Scary?
As one of the first Chinese companies to emerge as a global powerhouse, Huawei contends that it's a punching bag, a victim of worries about an ascendant China and growing concerns about cybersecurity and intellectual-property theft. (Fortune)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Local Principal Soars in Eglin Fighter Jet
About a year ago, Destin Middle School Principal Diane Kelley was invited to become the honorary commander for Eglin’s 36th Electronic Warfare Squadron. During that partnership, the squadron visited the school for Read Aloud Day, Earth Day and even helped clean up the campus. (The Destinlog)
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CTT, Inc.
Company and Contract News
ATK Wins JATAS Competition
ATK and teammate BAE Systems announced their industry team has been awarded a $109-million contract by the U.S. Navy for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) of the Joint and Allied Threat Awareness System (JATAS), a next-generation warning system designed to enhance aircraft survivability against man-portable air-defense systems, small-caliber weapons and rocket-propelled grenades.
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Israel's Elbit Systems Receives Digital Army Program Contract
Israel's Elbit Systems Ltd. has received a supplementary contract to continue work on the Israeli military's Digital Army Program. (UPI)
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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Integral Systems
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Integral Systems, Inc. (MarketWatch)
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Esterline Completes Acquisition of the Souriau Group
Esterline Corporation, a leading specialty manufacturer serving aerospace and defense markets, today announced it has completed the acquisition of France-based Souriau Group for approximately $705 million in cash from Sagard Private Equity Partners and other minority shareholders. Souriau is a leading global supplier of highly engineered connectors for harsh environments. (MarketWatch)
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BAE Systems Electronics, Intelligence & Support, Electronic Solutions (Nashua, NH) is being awarded a $36,711,988 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0069) to exercise an option for the full rate production, lot one, of the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures AN/ALE-55 subsystems for the F/A-18E/F aircraft, including associated technical support for the Navy, Marine Corps, and the government of Australia. This contract combines purchases for the Navy/Marine Corps ($26,854,450; 73 percent), and the government of Australia ($9,857,538; 27 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. In addition, this option provides for recurring and non-recurring engineering efforts in order to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver the component hardware of the AN/ALE-55 subsystem. The AN/ALE-55 subsystem consists of an electronic frequency converter (EFC) and a fiber optic towed device (FOTD) round. This option further provides EFCs and FOTD rounds for the Navy and Marine Corps, and FOTD rounds for the government of Australia. 

Armtec Countermeasures Co. (Coachella, CA) was awarded a $15,142,466 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract for the procurement of 404,200 M206 countermeasure flares; 41,280 MJU-7A/B countermeasure flares; and 5,472 MJU-10 countermeasure flares. Work will be performed in East Camden, Ark., and Milan, Tenn., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2012. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received.

Kilgore Flares Company (Toone, TN) was awarded a $13,546,053 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract for the procurement of 404,200 M206 countermeasure flares; 41,280 MJU-7A/B countermeasure flares; and 5,472 MJU-10 countermeasure flares. Work will be performed in Toone, Tenn., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2013.

EDO Communications & Countermeasures Systems, Inc. (Thousand Oaks, CA) is being awarded a $6,632,535 firm-fixed-price contract to supply 56 high power radar signal simulators. WRALC/GRVKAB, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8532-11-C-0004).
 
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Upcoming Industry Conferences and Tradeshows

August 10-11: Intelligent EW Operations Conference
Crystal City, VA
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August 28-September 1: InfowarCon Europe 2011

NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
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September 13-15: Maneuvering in Cyberspace and IO: InfowarCon Cyber

Linthicum Heights, MD
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September 13-16: DSEi
London, UK
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November 13-16: 48th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention
Washington, D.C.
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November 29-December 1: Converging Cyber, IO and EW Conference
Charleston, SC
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December 6-7: EW Asia 2011
Singapore
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December 7-8: EW Payloads on RPA's Conference
Nellis and Creech AFBs, Las Vegas, NV
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Upcoming AOC Courses
August 8-9: Intelligence Support for Spectrum Operations
Manassas, VA
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August 15-19: Electro-Optics and Infrared (EO/IR) Fundamentals and EO/IR Countermeasures for EW Engineers and Managers Course
Palmdale, CA
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September 11-12: Survey of EW and Cyber Applications
Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD
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September 20-23: ELINT and Modern Signals Course
Alexandria, VA
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October 4-7: System Architecture and Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE)
Alexandria, VA
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November 8-11: Electronic Warfare Update
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 10-11: Intelligence Support for Spectrum Operations
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 12-13: Survey of Electromagnetic Battle Control Applications
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 12-13: Effectiveness Evaluation of Electronic Self Protection
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 15: Integration of EA and Cyber Attack
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 17-18: Modeling and Simulation
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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November 17-18: Survey of EW Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Applications and Payloads
AOC Convention, Washington, D.C.
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