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Elcom Technologies
ENDS TODAY! Call for Papers: 49th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention
The spectrum is critical for operations in all domains, all phases of conflict and successful day-to-day functions across many facets of daily life. Your input as Electronic Warfare practitioners has never been more critical. This is the very last day to submit innovative ideas for presentation and discussion at the 49th Annual International Symposium & Convention, September 23-26 in Phoenix, AZ.

Specifically, the AOC seeks original papers that discuss advancements in EMS-enabled technologies and strategies from their conceptual phase, through development and testing, and into the user's hands. Deadline is TODAY, so don't delay!
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PAPERS DUE MONDAY! Recent Defense Cuts Require Innovative Management of Aging EW Systems; Share Your Ideas!
AOC will host the EMS Combat Systems Life Cycle Management Conference in Dahlgren, VA, July 17-19, 2012. In the wake of constrained Department of Defense (DoD) budgets, Electronic Warfare (EW) combat systems must develop strategies of integration and cost-effective methods for sustainment to remain in operational use by the warfighter. Submitted papers should address these areas:

1. Combat Systems Integration and Life Cycle Cost and Performance Improvements
2. Combat System Component Integration

Deadline for abstracts is Monday, June 4. Submit today!
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NEXT WEEK: Spectrum Challenges for Air, Sea Battlespace Operations Addressed, June 5-6 in Charleston, S.C.
Join us next week in Charleston for a taste of late spring and a truly interactive symposium format, including a Benefit Reception aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown. This event also coincides with the Charleston Spoleto festival  a huge treat to area visitors that same week. More importantly, it takes the convergence discussion right down to the operational level focusing on how we need to prepare for future combined arms conflicts in the South China Sea environment.

The conference includes an unclassified day at the Citadel, followed by a classified day at SPAWAR facility. Conference begins Tuesday, so register now and don't miss this key event!
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PERFORMANCE AND VULNERABILITES of Modern IADs and SAMs, June 19-21 in Huntsville, AL
China, North Korea, Russia and Iran have shown substantial growth in their Integrated Air Defense (IAD) and Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) programs, posing a significant threat to the air superiority long enjoyed by the U.S. and its allies. The Association of Old Crows (AOC) and the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) come together at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL to present Performance & Vulnerabilities of Modern IADs/SAMs Conference. Scheduled for June 19-21, this three-day symposium provides an in-depth review of technical analysis of both modern IADs and SAMs. Discussions cover threat system capabilities and vulnerabilities, status of new development programs, and identify the current and projected proliferation of high-interest air defense systems.
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Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions
NEW COURSE: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Missions, Payloads and Links, July 24-27 in San Diego!
Join us July 24-27 at Cubic Defense in San Diego for this practical introduction to UAVs and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs), their missions, payloads and data links. The main thrust of the course is to understand the traceability of mission-related performance requirements from the target, through the payloads and data links, to the operational user. The course begins a brief overview of the history of UAV development and current UAV types, including how various types of UAVs can be launched and recovered.

A major portion of the course is devoted to Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) payloads including EO/IR IRLS, LIDAR/LADAR, MSI, HSI, SAR, and EW payloads. The second major portion of the course is devoted to understanding the various communications and data links that modern UAVs employ, and covers the technical and operational characteristics of the Common Data Link, SATCOM, C2 and UHF data links, and link susceptibility to jamming. The course culminates with an end-to-end performance analysis taking target requirements through the atmosphere, payloads, links and, finally, to the operational user.

Instructors: John Minor and Dave Adamy
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Giga-tronics Incorporated
IT'S ALMOST TIME! Take Advantage of Key Courses at AOC HQ This Summer
Fundamental Principles of EW, June 12-15 - Price Increases June 1!
This course provides insight into the whole electronic warfare field at the systems and operational level. It uses little math beyond algebra, yet the sources of important propagation and jamming equations are made amply clear.

This course is ideal for experienced engineers with expertise in one aspect of EW who want to round out their EW education, engineers and advanced technicians new to the field and those who need to understand how their products and subsystems fit into the big picture.
Instructor: Dave Adamy
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Advanced EW, July 17-20
This course builds on the information in Fundamentals of EW (or equivalent) courses. The principles learned in the fundamentals course will be applied to more complex practical problems, and the theoretical underpinnings of fundamental EW concepts and techniques will be developed.
Instructor: Dave Adamy
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Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course, August 7-10
This course will provide an overview of Electronic Warfare from its roots in Electronic Combat to its contemporary EM Spectrum Warfare applications. Although this is not a technical course aimed at engineers, certain technological principles will be presented in order to baseline attendees and help demonstrate the unique knowledge skills, and abilities that warfare across the EM spectrum requires. Lessons will include current information from DoD issuances, Joint doctrine, service program plans and roadmaps, analysis projects and lessons learned from operations.
Instructor: Lynn Berg
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Anritsu Company
CALL FOR PAPERS: EW Asia 2012, November 14-15, Kuala Lumpur
In February 2012, the Association of Old Crows (AOC) and the Shephard Group announced the dates for EW Asia 2012, the second event organized in Asia under their expanded cooperation agreement. EW Asia 2012 will be held November 14-15, 2012 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Symposium planning is being led by AOC Global Programs personnel who have structured the EW Asia 2012 event into five sessions. These sessions are:

  • Session One: An Introduction to Pacific Basin EW Challenges
  • Session Two: Perspectives on Regional EM Ops
  • Session Three: EW Technology Trends
  • Session Four: EM Operations Integration
  • Session Five: Future EW

CALL FOR PAPERS
There are a limited number of opportunities for outstanding individuals, organizations and companies to make a 20-25 minute unclassified presentation at EW 2012 Asia coherent with the theme and suitable for one of the sessions outlined above. Topics likely to be accepted include national perspectives from around the region; EW and associated capability briefs especially those dealing with integration; operational experiences; EW in the Maritime, Land, Air, Space and Cyber domains; threat briefs; force, platform and area protection including C-IED; technology advances and new concepts. The conference language is English. Abstracts are due by July 30.
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IMS 2012
President Obama vowed on Wednesday to keep the military strong even as he winds down the wars of the last decade and takes the budget knife to Pentagon spending in an age of increasing government austerity. (The New York Times)
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The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has priced the upgrade of 12 Australian Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft to the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare configuration at $1.7 billion. (Flight International)
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CTT, Inc.
When news outlets recently quoted U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claiming that State Department operatives hacked the websites of al-Qaida affiliates in Yemen, we didn't know whether to be proud of the feds' leet skills or appalled at the administration's hypocrisy regarding hacking. Turns out the hacks who wrote the stories got it wrong. (Wired)
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State Department officials recently carried out a counter-propaganda campaign on Web sites being used by al-Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen, challenging the group's anti-American rhetoric with information about civilians killed in terrorist strikes, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said last week. (Washington Post)
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Delta Microwave
Upcoming Industry Conferences and Tradeshows

June 4-7: Kittyhawk Week Conference
Dayton, OH
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June 5-6: EW, IO and Cyber Capabilities For Air, Sea Battlespace Operations
Charleston, SC
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June 19-21: Performance & Vulnerabilities of Modern IADs/SAMs Conference
Huntsville, AL
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June 17-22: IEEE International Microwave Symposium (MTT-S)
Montreal, Canada
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July 17-19: Combat Systems Integration and Life Cycle Cost and Performance Improvements Conference
Dahlgren, VA
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August 21-23: Educating the Spectrum Warrior: Harnessing STEM & Spectrum Management for Special Ops
Hurlburt Field, FL (Ft. Walton Beach, FL)
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September 23-26: AOC 49th Annual International Symposium & Convention
Phoenix, AZ
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October 16-18: Pacific Theater Air, Sea Battlespace IO/EW/Cyber Operations
Honolulu, HI
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November 14-15: EW Asia 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Upcoming AOC Courses
June 12-15: Fundamental Principles of EW Course - Hurry! Price Increases June 1!
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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July 17-20: Advanced EW Course

AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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July 24-27: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Missions, Payloads and Links
Cubic Defense Applications, San Diego, CA
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August 7-10: Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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August 20: Survey of Electromagnetic Battle Control Applications Course
in conjunction with the Educating the Spectrum Warrior: Harnessing STEM & Spectrum Management for Special Ops Conference
Fort Walton Beach, FL
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September 18-21
: Electronic Warfare Update Course
at the AOC 49th Annual International Symposium and Convention
Phoenix, AZ
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September 20-21: Effectiveness Evaluation of Electronic Self Protection
at the AOC 49th Annual International Symposium and Convention
Phoenix, AZ
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September 22-23: Modeling and Simulation Course
at the AOC 49th Annual International Symposium and Convention
Phoenix, AZ
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September 22-23: Survey of EM Battle Management Applications
at the AOC 49th Annual International Symposium and Convention
Phoenix, AZ
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September 25: Survey of EW and Cyber Applications
at the AOC 49th Annual International Symposium and Convention
Phoenix, AZ
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September 27-8
: Radar for Electronic Warfare Professionals Course
at the AOC 49th Annual International Symposium and Convention
Phoenix, AZ
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October 9-12
: ELINT and Modern Signals Course
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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