eCrow Newsletter http://www.ecrow.org/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2017 12/14/2017 10:23:30 PM 20 COMING THIS FEBRUARY: The Fifth EW International Conference India (EWCI 2018): EWCI 2018 http://www.aoc-india.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52176>December 13, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Fifth International Conference on Electronic Warfare is the latest event in the internationally acclaimed EWCI Conference Series in India, in the field of Electronic Warfare and related areas. The Conference is being organized by the much Awarded India Chapter of Association of Old Crows (AOC), Bangalore. The Conference has the active support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India, Ministry of Defence and the Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore. </p> 12/12/2017 5:27:35 AM http://www.aoc-india.org INDUSTRY NEWS: The Navy's Electronic-Warfare Planes Could Soon Become 'Motherships' http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-navys-electronic-warfare-planes-could-soon-become-23612 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52176>December 13, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Northrop Grumman is trying to convince the U.S. Navy to transform the branch&rsquo;s EA-18G Growler electronic-warfare planes into motherships for small, slow-flying unmanned aerial vehicles that could extend the distance at which Growler crews can pinpoint enemy radars. The 12-foot-long "Dash X" drone fits inside the military&rsquo;s Tactical Munition Dispenser. Deployed mid-flight and extending pop-out wings, the Dash X flies under its own power at a top speed of just 70 miles per hour. The drone carries an array of sensors and datalinks. <i>(The National Interest)</i></p> 12/13/2017 8:58:33 AM http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-navys-electronic-warfare-planes-could-soon-become-23612 SAUDI EW CONFERENCE: Saudi Looks for New Electronic Warfare Tech http://www.tahawultech.com/securityadvisorme/news/saudi-looks-new-electronic-warfare-tech/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52176>December 13, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Experts discussed the latest trends in electronic warfare and ways to counter those threats at the Fifth Electronic Warfare Conference at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Riyadh on Tuesday, according to Arab News. The two-day conference, jointly organised by the KACST and the Ministry of Defense, was inaugurated by KACST President Prince Dr. Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saudi. The inaugural ceremony was attended by the head of the general staff, Gen. Abdul Rahman Al-Bunyan, and other prominent civilian and security officials. <i>(Tahawul Tech)</i></p> 12/13/2017 9:00:19 AM http://www.tahawultech.com/securityadvisorme/news/saudi-looks-new-electronic-warfare-tech/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Lord Announces &lsquo;Deep Dive&rsquo; F-35 Cost Review; FMS Changes https://breakingdefense.com/2017/12/lord-announces-deep-dive-f-35-cost-review-fms-changes/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52176>December 13, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Pentagon, clearly looking ahead to bolster the defense industrial base, is taking steps to ease and speed Foreign Military Sales, and it has a pilot program underway to reduce the time it takes to execute program acquisition. But let&rsquo;s be clear: this is not an acquisition reform story; it&rsquo;s an acquisition improvement story. Why do I make the distinction? Because acquisition reform is much more a religious commitment, one that relies on the holy writ of law and DFAR to make things better. This story is about people and policy making things better. <I>(Breaking Defense)</i></p> 12/13/2017 9:18:23 AM https://breakingdefense.com/2017/12/lord-announces-deep-dive-f-35-cost-review-fms-changes/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Report: Two Years, $2M Wasted on Warfare System after Navy Skips Development Step https://www.upi.com/Report-Two-years-2M-wasted-on-warfare-system-after-Navy-skips-development-step/1771513023668/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52176>December 13, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Pentagon's Inspector General has declassified an investigation into the U.S. Navy's Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, finding waste of nearly $2 million and lengthening the acquisition process by about two years with inadequate results. The report, released Monday, found that the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, managed by the Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems under Naval Sea Systems Command, did not effectively develop and manage electronic warfare capabilities for upgrades to the AN/SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare Suite. <i>(UPI)</i></p> 12/13/2017 9:03:44 AM https://www.upi.com/Report-Two-years-2M-wasted-on-warfare-system-after-Navy-skips-development-step/1771513023668/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Russia's F-22 and F-35 Killer: 6th Generation Plane Armed with Hypersonic Weapons http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/russias-f-22-f-35-killer-6th-generation-plane-armed-23619 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52176>December 13, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Russian defense industry is starting to look at concepts for a sixth-generation fighter that would eventually replace the Sukhoi Su-57 PAK-FA. Like the United States Air Force and the Navy, the Russians are looking at a wide range of concepts including manned-unmanned teaming, directed energy weapons and hypersonics. The Russians are also looking at novel radar and electro-optical sensor technologies that seem designed to counter stealth. One system under development for the potential new plane is a so-called radio-photonic radar. <I>(The National interest)</i></p> 12/13/2017 9:06:02 AM http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/russias-f-22-f-35-killer-6th-generation-plane-armed-23619 INDUSTRY NEWS: Israel's F-35I Adir Is Ready for Combat, But When Will It Be Headed Into Harm's Way? http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/16731/israels-f-35i-adirs-ready-for-combat-but-when-will-they-be-headed-into-harms-way <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52176>December 13, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Israeli Air Force has declared an initial operational capability, or IOC, with its F-35I Joint Strike Fighters, also known as Adir or "Mighty," makes it the first foreign operator to put the stealthy jets into active service. With Israel's air war over Syria heating up and tensions growing with Iran, the first examples are now ready for actual combat missions, but it doesn&rsquo;t automatically mean they&rsquo;ll be sling missiles or bombs on real targets just yet. <i>(The Drive)</i></p> 12/13/2017 9:14:13 AM http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/16731/israels-f-35i-adirs-ready-for-combat-but-when-will-they-be-headed-into-harms-way INDUSTRY NEWS: German MoD says Luftwaffe should get more Eurofighters, not F-35s http://www.janes.com/article/76326/german-mod-says-luftwaffe-should-get-more-eurofighters-not-f-35s <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52176>December 13, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Germany&rsquo;s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has contradicted the country&rsquo;s air force chief in declaring that the Panavia Tornado should be replaced by the Eurofighter Typhoon rather than the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). Reuters reported on 11 December that the MoD&rsquo;s stated position is that additional Typhoons should replace the Tornados from 2025, with the Boeing F-15 Eagle and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet being the preferred alternatives. The declaration, which was reportedly made in a letter to a German lawmaker, is in direct contradiction to views expressed by the chief of the Luftwaffe, Lieutenant General Karl Muellner, who in early November said it is his preference that the F-35 be the replacement platform. <I>(Jane's)</i></p> 12/13/2017 9:12:24 AM http://www.janes.com/article/76326/german-mod-says-luftwaffe-should-get-more-eurofighters-not-f-35s INDUSTRY NEWS: The Marine Corps Wants to Craft a Fleet of 1,000 "Itty Bitty Boats" http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/16904/the-marine-corps-wants-to-craft-a-fleet-of-1000-itty-bitty-boats <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52176>December 13, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The U.S. Marine Corps wants to get back into the business of "itty bitty boats," potentially purchasing an entire family of small watercraft. The service says diminutive boats could give conventional and special operations Marines more flexibility, offering commanders new options for deploying smaller elements on discreet or distributed operations. U.S. Marine Corps Major General David Coffman, presently serving as the U.S. Navy&rsquo;s director for expeditionary warfare, detailed the basic concept to Military.com on the sidelines of Navy League event in November 2017. <I>(The Drive)</i></p> 12/13/2017 9:09:13 AM http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/16904/the-marine-corps-wants-to-craft-a-fleet-of-1000-itty-bitty-boats SAUDI ARABIA CHAPTER: Electronic Warfare & Radar KSA 2017 https://www.ew-radar-ksa.com/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52175>December 6, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Join the AOC Saudi Chapter and Tangent Link for EW & Radar KSA 2017, December 11-13 in Riyadh. Since 2004 we have connected our clients through &lsquo;thought leadership events and Managed services. We have a passion to succeed in all the markets we serve. We pride ourselves in facilitating personal introductions to key decision makers, CEOs and influencers. This allows our clients to directly engage with and present a sound business case to a targeted audience looking to engage in business revenue. </p> 12/5/2017 11:25:11 AM https://www.ew-radar-ksa.com/ PLAN NOW TO ATTEND: The Fifth EW International Conference India (EWCI 2018): EWCI 2018 http://www.aoc-india.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52175>December 6, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Fifth International Conference on Electronic Warfare is the latest event in the internationally acclaimed EWCI Conference Series in India, in the field of Electronic Warfare and related areas. The Conference is being organized by the much Awarded India Chapter of Association of Old Crows (AOC), Bangalore. The Conference has the active support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India, Ministry of Defence and the Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore. </p> 12/5/2017 2:01:25 PM http://www.aoc-india.org AOC CONVENTION NEWS: Spectrum (EW) Should Be A Warfighting Domain: Rep. Bacon https://breakingdefense.com/2017/11/spectrum-ew-should-be-a-warfighting-domain-rep-bacon/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52175>December 6, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />After two decades of decline, American electronic warfare is recovering, but not fast enough, says general-turned-congressman Rep. Don Bacon. What the military needs to do, Bacon said is to elevate the electromagnetic spectrum to an official domain of warfare &mdash; alongside land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace &mdash; and appoint general officers as EW advocates in all four services and to the joint staff. "As a young EWO (Electronic Warfare Officer), there was no doubt we had the best electronic warfare capabilities in the world," Bacon said. After the Soviet Union fell, however, "we let it atrophy for a decade-and-a-half." <i>(Breaking Defense)</i></p> 12/5/2017 3:50:30 PM https://breakingdefense.com/2017/11/spectrum-ew-should-be-a-warfighting-domain-rep-bacon/ AOC CONVENTION NEWS: Air Force Launches Major Electronic Warfare Study: VCSAF https://breakingdefense.com/2017/11/air-force-launches-major-electronic-warfare-study-vcsaf/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52175>December 6, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />After two decades of relative inattention, the Air Force is sharpening its commitment to Electronic Warfare because, in the words of its Vice Chief of Staff, "he that dominates the spectrum wins." That includes the launch of a formal Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team (ECCT) to study the subject, Gen. Stephen Wilson said. But, the brainy vice-chief told the Association of Old Crows annual conference, one big decision has not yet been made. <i>(Breaking Defense)</i></p> 12/5/2017 4:03:00 PM https://breakingdefense.com/2017/11/air-force-launches-major-electronic-warfare-study-vcsaf/ AOC CONVENTION NEWS: Building Out Cyber Defense: Leveraging the Rebuild of Infrastructure http://www.sldinfo.com/building-out-cyber-defense-leveraging-the-rebuild-of-infrastructure/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52175>December 6, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />It is clear that information system security and appropriate defenses is a very significant issue. However, shaping an effective way ahead, which both gets the job done and shapes rethinking which can lead to further progress is more difficult that simply buying a software patch. It is putting all things "cyber" in proper context. Cyber is simply a digital dimension of storing and moving information. It was President Trump&rsquo;s campaign pledge to focus on helping rebuild America&rsquo;s infrastructure that presents a perfect opportunity to leverage the rebuilding of domestic infrastructure in the United States. This effort needs as its predicate, cyber defense. <I>(Second Line of Defense)</i></p> 12/5/2017 4:07:44 PM http://www.sldinfo.com/building-out-cyber-defense-leveraging-the-rebuild-of-infrastructure/ AOC CONVENTION NEWS: US Wargame Highlights Role of Commercial Space Imagery in Military Conflicts https://www.space.com/38965-us-wargame-commercial-space-imagery.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52175>December 6, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Rising military powers like Russia and China have built an elaborate network of sensors to monitor regions of the world that are of strategic importance to the United States. A mix of military and commercial surveillance and targeting technologies is helping both Russia and China extend the reach of their long-range weapons, undermining U.S. access and influence in regions such as Eastern Europe and the South China Sea. That was the takeaway from a year-long wargame funded by the Defense Department and Pentagon contractors. <I>(Space.com)</i></p> 12/5/2017 4:06:19 PM https://www.space.com/38965-us-wargame-commercial-space-imagery.html AOC CONVENTION NEWS: Navy Information Operations Command Whidbey Island Receives AOC Outstanding Unit Award https://www.dvidshub.net/news/257314/navy-information-operations-command-whidbey-island-receives-aoc-outstanding-unit-award <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52175>December 6, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Association of Old Crows (AOC) selected Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Whidbey Island as the Navy&rsquo;s shore recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Unit Award. The annual AOC Awards recognize individuals and units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the Association of Old Crows in support of the United States or Allied Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO), and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO). "The Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Richardson, has stated that &lsquo;the margins of victory are razor thin &ndash; but decisive.&rsquo; With this in mind, we leverage the talent and diversity of our Sailors, encourage them share and build off of each other&rsquo;s ideas, and support their innovative solutions" said Cmdr. Tim McGeehan, commanding officer, NIOC Whidbey Island. <I>(DVIDs)</i></p> 12/5/2017 3:55:34 PM https://www.dvidshub.net/news/257314/navy-information-operations-command-whidbey-island-receives-aoc-outstanding-unit-award INDUSTRY NEWS: Air Force Analysis: New & Upgraded JSTARS Preps for New Enemies https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Air-Force-Analysis-New-Upgraded-JSTARS-Preps-for-New-Enemies-111410494 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52175>December 6, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /> The JSTARS mission is of such significance that the Air Force is now evaluating multiple industry proposals to recapitalize the mission with a new, high-tech, next-generation JSTARS plane to serve for decades into the future. However, while Air Force officials tell Warrior the service plans to continue its pursuit of a new JSTARS platform, service weapons developers now say the Air Force is contemplating the prospect of developing different systems, platforms or technologies better equipped to perform the JSTARS mission in high-threat environments. The circumstance has left many to wonder about just what kind of path forward the Air Force will ultimately pursue when it comes to its longer-term aerial battlefield surveillance mission. <I>(Scout Warrior)</i></p> 12/5/2017 4:00:06 PM https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Air-Force-Analysis-New-Upgraded-JSTARS-Preps-for-New-Enemies-111410494 INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy Tests Nomad, an Expendable Electronic Warfare Drone http://www.machinedesign.com/mechanical/navy-tests-nomad-expendable-electronic-warfare-drone <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52175>December 6, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Engineers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory successfully completed testing of their Nomad drone from a Navy ship, demonstrating its improved launch and control capabilities. The Navy also launched several Nomads in quick succession, conducted formation flying, and recovered all the drones sequentially onboard ship. Nomad, which stands for Netted Offboard Miniature Active Decoy, is a low-cost rotary-wing vehicle with upper and lower rotors that unfold when it leaves the launch tube. It measures 3 ft long and has a rotor diameter of 6 ft. <I>(Machine Design)</i></p> 12/5/2017 3:52:26 PM http://www.machinedesign.com/mechanical/navy-tests-nomad-expendable-electronic-warfare-drone INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy, Air Force Build New LRASM Weapon Sensor Targeting Tech https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Navy-Air-Force-Build-New-LRASM-Weapon-Sensor-Targeting-Technology-111583854 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52175>December 6, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />BAE Systems has begun production of an advanced targeting sensor for the emerging Long Range Anti-Ship Missile engineered to track and destroy moving targets from great distances semi-autonomously, developers said. Beginning as a Lockheed Martin, DARPA and Office of Naval Research effort, the LRASM program is developing a high-tech air and surface launched weapon for the Navy and Air Force. While many of the particulars of the new sensor for the weapon are not available for security reasons, BAE Systems developers do explain the technology in a general way. <I>(Scout Warrior)</i></p> 12/5/2017 3:54:09 PM https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Navy-Air-Force-Build-New-LRASM-Weapon-Sensor-Targeting-Technology-111583854 INDUSTRY NEWS: The U.S. Army Still Loves Its Long-Range Rockets https://warisboring.com/the-u-s-army-still-loves-its-long-range-rockets/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52175>December 6, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The U.S. Army plans to shoot off prototypes of a new long-range land rocket designed to destroy targets as far away as 500 kilometers, nearly three times the range of existing weapons. The anticipated "shoot-off," to include weapon prototypes from both Raytheon and Lockheed, is slated to take place in roughly the 2020 timeframe, Army developers said. <I>(War is Boring)</i></p> 12/5/2017 3:57:36 PM https://warisboring.com/the-u-s-army-still-loves-its-long-range-rockets/ AARDVARK ROOST: SAAF Needs to Stay Abreast of Growing EW Threats in Spite of Limited Budget http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49845 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52173>November 22, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The electronic warfare (EW) threat is real and growing and the South African Air Force (SAAF) needs to develop and grow local capabilities in response, despite budget constraints, according to a SAAF official. Lt Colonel Quinton Dickson, speaking at the AOC&rsquo;s Aardvark Roost Electronic Warfare Conference on 7 November, said EW is a force multiplier and a critical aspect of airpower, and for the SAAF is a crucial aspect in the conduct of intelligence for operations. Effort needs to be maintained to preserve and grow South Africa&rsquo;s EW capability. <I>(Defence Web)</i></p> 11/21/2017 8:31:24 AM http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=49845 SAUDI ARABIA CHAPTER: Electronic Warfare & Radar KSA 2017 https://www.ew-radar-ksa.com/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52173>November 22, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Join the AOC Saudi Chapter and Tangent Link for EW & Radar KSA 2017, December 11-13 in Riyadh. Since 2004 we have connected our clients through &lsquo;thought leadership events and Managed services. We have a passion to succeed in all the markets we serve. We pride ourselves in facilitating personal introductions to key decision makers, CEOs and influencers. This allows our clients to directly engage with and present a sound business case to a targeted audience looking to engage in business revenue. </p> 11/21/2017 9:17:52 AM https://www.ew-radar-ksa.com/ PLAN NOW TO ATTEND: The Fifth EW International Conference India (EWCI 2018): EWCI 2018 http://www.aoc-india.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52173>November 22, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Fifth International Conference on Electronic Warfare is the latest event in the internationally acclaimed EWCI Conference Series in India, in the field of Electronic Warfare and related areas. The Conference is being organized by the much Awarded India Chapter of Association of Old Crows (AOC), Bangalore. The Conference has the active support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India, Ministry of Defence and the Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore. </p> 11/21/2017 7:58:06 AM http://www.aoc-india.org INDUSTRY NEWS: Gaming to Victory: Synthetic Training for Future Combat https://warontherocks.com/2017/11/gaming-to-victory/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52173>November 22, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />It looked like a video game. From the comfort of a living room couch, with TV dinners in hand, families watched as precision-guided munitions rained down with seemingly perfect accuracy on Iraqi military and civilian targets. It was Jan. 17, 1991 &mdash; the start of Operation Desert Storm &mdash; and the combination of camera equipped high-tech weaponry and night vision equipment provided viewers an action-packed front-row view into the coalition&rsquo;s air war. What had seemed like science fiction was now a reality. The Persian Gulf War is considered by some to be the first information war &mdash; the war that demonstrated the lethality of U.S. Department of Defense&rsquo;s information communication technology investments during the Cold War. <I>(War on the Rocks)</i></p> 11/21/2017 8:42:38 AM https://warontherocks.com/2017/11/gaming-to-victory/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Dunford: U.S. Military Advantage Over Russia, China Eroding https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1374168/dunford-us-military-advantage-over-russia-china-eroding/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52173>November 22, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The U.S. military advantage against near-peer competitors is eroding, and America must invest in capabilities to ensure deterrence, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Massachusetts earlier this week. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford -- an alumnus of the school -- said Russia and China have examined U.S. operations since the Gulf War and invested in capabilities and doctrines to counter America's conventional overmatch. <I>(US Department of Defense)</i></p> 11/21/2017 8:40:14 AM https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1374168/dunford-us-military-advantage-over-russia-china-eroding/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Flying the Scorpion http://www.sldinfo.com/flying-the-scorpion/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52173>November 22, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Regardless the virtues of the platform, Textron Defense Aviation LLC&rsquo;s approach to build an aircraft tailored to military operations where no stated requirement exists is rare and risky. However, it is not risk taken in a vacuum, but rather an example of entrepreneurship that was inspired by the thought leadership of the USAF and military aviators. Aside the absence of an official requirement, reviews of articles penned and speeches made by leaders of the USAF reveal the basis for design of the Scorpion and the Textron model. USAF leadership defines an Air Force that; utilizes Fusion Warfare; the Combat Cloud; Open Architecture; Non-proprietary system contracts; the Information Battlespace; addresses the pilot shortage; operates much more cost effectively with a high/low platform mix that generates airframe and fuel savings (see Logistical Fratricide); and empowers Decision Superiority. <I>(Second Line of Defense)</i></p> 11/21/2017 8:56:25 AM http://www.sldinfo.com/flying-the-scorpion/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Army's PNT Programs Transition to PEO IEW&S https://www.dvidshub.net/news/255688/armys-pnt-programs-transition-peo-iews <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52173>November 22, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors (PEO IEW&S) expanded its operational portfolio with the transition of Program Manager Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PM PNT) and its subordinate organizations. Following approval from Steffanie Easter, former Assistant Secretary of the of the Army Acquisition Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)), PM PNT came under operational and administrative control of PEO IEW&S on 28 September. "We are thrilled to welcome PM PNT back to the PEO IEW&S Team," said Maj. Gen. Kirk Vollmecke. "Their equipment and knowledge are both essential to Soldiers around the globe, expanding our capabilities to deliver now." <I>(DVIDs)</i></p> 11/21/2017 8:37:59 AM https://www.dvidshub.net/news/255688/armys-pnt-programs-transition-peo-iews INDUSTRY NEWS: Deputy Secretary Goes to the 'Gemba' to Examine Readiness https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1374379/deputy-secretary-goes-to-the-gemba-to-examine-readiness/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52173>November 22, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan returned today from his first trip outside the Beltway as the Pentagon's second-in-charge, armed with information to share with military leaders and Congress on improving readiness. The focus of the visits Nov. 14 and yesterday in Washington state to Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was to hear directly from service members about the successes and challenges they face in readiness, Shanahan explained to reporters traveling with him. <I>(US Department of Defense)</i></p> 11/21/2017 8:54:02 AM https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1374379/deputy-secretary-goes-to-the-gemba-to-examine-readiness/ INDUSTRY NEWS: AFTC Commander Lauds Community Heroes http://www.aerotechnews.com/blog/2017/11/17/aftc-commander-lauds-community-heroes/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52173>November 22, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero. Suplisson is vice commander of the Air Force Test Center, headquartered at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. She reports to the Test Center&rsquo;s commanding two-star general, Maj. Gen. David A. Harris, and provides key executive direction in running a $31 billion enterprise of more than 18,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel, according to an official Air Force biography. <i>(Aerotech)</i></p> 11/21/2017 8:48:31 AM http://www.aerotechnews.com/blog/2017/11/17/aftc-commander-lauds-community-heroes/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Brazilian Armed Forces Summit Aligns Electronic Warfare Knowledge https://dialogo-americas.com/en/articles/brazilian-armed-forces-summit-aligns-electronic-warfare-knowledge <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52173>November 22, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Nearly 100 service members and civilians participated in the eighth Electronic Warfare Defense Summit (EGED, per its Portuguese acronym) September 13th&ndash;14th, 2017. The event was held at the Department of Science and Technology of the Brazilian Army (EB, per its Portuguese acronym) in Brasilia. One of Brazil&rsquo;s three armed forces organizes each edition of the annual event. In 2017, EB led the activities through its Electronic Warfare Instruction Center (CIGE, per its Portuguese acronym). The unit belongs to the Army Electronic Warfare Communications Command and trains service members in this field. "Service members from the three branches always participate in EGED. They meet to discuss and present the main electronic warfare projects that are being developed in the defense field," EB Colonel Luis Carlos Sousa, commandant of CIGE, explained. <I>(Dialogo Americas)</i></p> 11/21/2017 8:35:39 AM https://dialogo-americas.com/en/articles/brazilian-armed-forces-summit-aligns-electronic-warfare-knowledge AARDVARK ROOST CONFERENCE: Cyber and Electronic Warfare an Increasing Global Challenge http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49817 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52172>November 15, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Cyber and electronic attacks are increasingly factors in warfare, such as the sabotaging of Iran&rsquo;s nuclear facilities and the attack on the Ukraine&rsquo;s electricity grid. This, according to defence analyst Helmoed Romer Heitman, begs the question of when is an electronic attack an act of war and how should a nation respond? <i>(Defence Web)</i></p> 11/13/2017 10:22:39 PM http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=49817 PLAN NOW TO ATTEND: The Fifth EW International Conference India (EWCI 2018): EWCI 2018 http://www.aoc-india.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52172>November 15, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Fifth International Conference on Electronic Warfare is the latest event in the internationally acclaimed EWCI Conference Series in India, in the field of Electronic Warfare and related areas. The Conference is being organized by the much Awarded India Chapter of Association of Old Crows (AOC), Bangalore. The Conference has the active support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India, Ministry of Defence and the Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore. </p> 11/13/2017 10:10:06 PM http://www.aoc-india.org INDUSTRY NEWS: Why the Navy Needs a Fighting Connector: Distributed Maritime Operations and the Modern Littoral Environment https://warontherocks.com/2017/11/navy-needs-fighting-connector-distributed-maritime-operations-modern-littoral-environment/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52172>November 15, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />When a "proxy" hybrid force overthrew the local government, the security situation quickly deteriorated. The Marine advisors on the ground withdrew to the back to the amphibious assault ships, but due to the threat of shore-based missiles the amphibious assault ships had to stay too far offshore to be able to launch amphibious combat vehicles and the Navy&rsquo;s hovercraft. The deployed units were then combined into a single Littoral Combat Group. The amphibious assault ships were supplemented by new small combatant craft, able to embark combinations of Marines, unmanned systems, and weapon systems. The naval task force was initially tasked to secure an Expeditionary Advanced Base on a nearby island. <I>(War on the Rocks)</i></p> 11/13/2017 10:35:24 PM https://warontherocks.com/2017/11/navy-needs-fighting-connector-distributed-maritime-operations-modern-littoral-environment/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Technology Enhances Military Intelligence Training, Capabilities for 41st Brigade Engineer Battalion https://www.army.mil/article/196669/technology_enhances_military_intelligence_training_capabilities_for_41st_brigade_engineer_battalion <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52172>November 15, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The radio crackles and a hush falls over a group of military intelligence Soldiers from D Company, 41st Brigade Engineer Battalion. They gather around a map inside the command tent and listen as a Soldier provides an update. He and his company are conducting a foot patrol and they need to cross a waterway, but they have arrived to find that the bridge is impassable. As the transmission ends, the Soldiers begin discussing the situation. One traces his finger down the length of the waterway and locates a second bridge. "Can they cross here?" Others move to their laptops and begin looking at intelligence reports to determine the best course of action. <I>(US Army)</i></p> 11/13/2017 10:32:00 PM https://www.army.mil/article/196669/technology_enhances_military_intelligence_training_capabilities_for_41st_brigade_engineer_battalion INDUSTRY NEWS: &lsquo;At War Next Week&rsquo;: Bob Work On Readiness, Modernization, & COCOMs https://breakingdefense.com/2017/11/at-war-next-week-bob-work-on-readiness-modernization-cocoms/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52172>November 15, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The US can&rsquo;t afford to modernize its military and increase its size at the same time, said the former deputy secretary of defense, Bob Work. It can&rsquo;t build up war-ready forces to deter Russia and China while engaging in non-stop operations around the world, the way we have since 1991. If we have to choose &ndash; and we do have to, he said &ndash; modernization must take priority over growth and warfighting must take priority all other missions. <I>(Breaking Defense)</i></p> 11/13/2017 10:39:35 PM https://breakingdefense.com/2017/11/at-war-next-week-bob-work-on-readiness-modernization-cocoms/ INDUSTRY NEWS: 53rd Wing Delivers F-35 Mission Data File to Norway http://www.eglin.af.mil/News/Article/1368188/53rd-wing-delivers-f-35-mission-data-file-to-norway/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52172>November 15, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The 53rd Electronic Warfare Group&rsquo;s Partner Support Complex delivered the F-35 mission data file to Norway Oct. 26.This is the first overseas delivery of Block 3F mission data to a foreign nation and was accomplished in anticipation of Norway&rsquo;s first F-35s, which arrived last week and will be marked by a Nov.10 ceremony there. "Delivery of this mission data file to Norway marks a great landmark," said Robert Kraus, F-35 PSC director. "Our software provides the Norwegian F-35 an unprecedented precision attack capability &ndash; a crucial element to maintaining peace." <i>(Eglin AFB)</i></p> 11/13/2017 10:37:16 PM http://www.eglin.af.mil/News/Article/1368188/53rd-wing-delivers-f-35-mission-data-file-to-norway/ INUDSTRY NEWS: Why First US Stealth Fighter Would Be Crushed by Russia or China https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/F-117-Why-Americas-First-Stealth-Fighter-Would-Be-Crushed-by-Russia-or-China-110442263 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52172>November 15, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />With the U.S. Air Force working hard to develop the B-21 bomber, it is a good time to look at the evolution of stealth starting with the Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk [3]. That aircraft was retired in 2008, but would the F-117 still be useful today? The answer is that against most mid-range threats like Iran, absolutely. But against higher-end threats like Russia or China, not so much. Technology has advanced since engineers first dreamed up the F-117 "stealth fighter" concept. Developed in the 1970s and declared operational in complete secrecy in 1983, the F-117 ushered in a new era that would enable the United States to dominate warfare for decades to come. <I>(Scout Warrior)</i></p> 11/13/2017 10:27:24 PM https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/F-117-Why-Americas-First-Stealth-Fighter-Would-Be-Crushed-by-Russia-or-China-110442263 INDUSTRY NEWS: Check Out The B-2 Stealth Bomber's First Visit To Edwards AFB's Massive Anechoic Chamber http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/15968/check-out-the-b-2-stealth-bombers-first-visit-to-edwards-afbs-massive-anechoic-chamber <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52172>November 15, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The B-2A Spirit, the world's only operational stealth bomber, has made its first visit to Edwards AFB's giant Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF) this week. We have talked a bit about the sprawling and wildly elaborate infrastructure that supports America's weapons development programs lately, including how some of these sites look more like something out of Close Encounters of The Third Kind than real life, and the BAF certainly fits this bill. <I>(The Drive)</i></p> 11/13/2017 10:28:37 PM http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/15968/check-out-the-b-2-stealth-bombers-first-visit-to-edwards-afbs-massive-anechoic-chamber INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy Searches for Next-Gen X-band Radar for Surface Warships https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/11/09/navy-radar.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52172>November 15, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /> The Navy is beginning the process of improving its current AN/SPQ-9B X-band radar and creating a next-generation low-cost, lightweight, active phased array radar by 2027. In September, the Office of Naval Research held an Industry Day for its Future X-band Radar, or FXR, program. The program is entering the technology development and risk reduction stage. The new radar will have multiple capabilities, including anti-aircraft search and tracking, surface target search and track, detecting submarine periscopes, and identifying unidentified targets. <I>(Defense Systems)</i></p> 11/13/2017 10:30:01 PM https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/11/09/navy-radar.aspx PLAN NOW TO ATTEND: The Fifth EW International Conference India (EWCI 2018): EWCI 2018 http://www.aoc-india.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52171>November 8, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Fifth International Conference on Electronic Warfare is the latest event in the internationally acclaimed EWCI Conference Series in India, in the field of Electronic Warfare and related areas. The Conference is being organized by the much Awarded India Chapter of Association of Old Crows (AOC), Bangalore. The Conference has the active support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India, Ministry of Defence and the Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore. </p> 11/5/2017 10:58:27 PM http://www.aoc-india.org INDUSTRY NEWS: NSWC Dahlgren Expands Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare for 'Victory at Sea' http://www.dcmilitary.com/south_potomac_pilot/features/nswc-dahlgren-expands-electromagnetic-maneuver-warfare-for-victory-at-sea/article_30718e2f-d4f9-594b-9dc4-faebd35285e3.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52171>November 8, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />New electromagnetic maneuver warfare (EMW) capabilities are emerging from laboratories to make a vital operational impact in the Fleet, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) leaders announced, Nov. 1. The announcement &ndash; made in the wake of NSWC Commander Rear Adm. Tom Druggan&rsquo;s call for a renewed focus on EMW at a recent conference &ndash; means that the Navy and its Warfare Centers are serious about investing in electromagnetic maneuver warfare while new innovations such as directed energy and high energy lasers expand capabilities within the electromagnetic spectrum. <I>(South Potomac Pilot)</i></p> 11/6/2017 9:51:13 PM http://www.dcmilitary.com/south_potomac_pilot/features/nswc-dahlgren-expands-electromagnetic-maneuver-warfare-for-victory-at-sea/article_30718e2f-d4f9-594b-9dc4-faebd35285e3.html INDUSTRY NEWS: America's Navy Joins Forces With Australia to Develop New Jammer for the EA-18G Growler http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/americas-navy-joins-forces-australia-develop-new-jammer-the-23024 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52171>November 8, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The United States Navy and Australia will work jointly on the new Raytheon AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer that is currently being developed for the Boeing EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft. Both the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force fly the Growler, which is a derivative of the Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet strike fighter. According to the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B Program Office (PMA-234) and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Oct. 18 to jointly develop the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-band (NGJ-MB) from here on in. <i>(The National Interest)</i></p> 11/6/2017 10:04:21 PM http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/americas-navy-joins-forces-australia-develop-new-jammer-the-23024 INDUSTRY NEWS: The Pentagon Is Quietly Developing A Next Generation Long-Range Air-To-Air Missile http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/15692/the-pentagon-is-quietly-developing-an-next-generation-long-range-air-to-air-missile <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52171>November 8, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />As the latest and likely the last major iteration of the AIM-120 AMRAAM, the D model, spreads throughout the services and America's allies' weapons caches, there has been great speculation as to what will come next, and real concern that the Pentagon has not moved fast enough or in a consistent enough manner to field a next generation long-range air-to-air missile. Now it appears that a new initiative has been quietly underway for two years now to do just that. <i>(The Drive)</i></p> 11/6/2017 9:57:19 PM http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/15692/the-pentagon-is-quietly-developing-an-next-generation-long-range-air-to-air-missile INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy Cyber Mission Force Teams Achieve Full Operational Capability https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1361059/navy-cyber-mission-force-teams-achieve-full-operational-capability/utm_source/DEFCONNews/utm_medium/Website/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52171>November 8, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />All of the Navy&rsquo;s Cyber Mission Force teams achieved full operational capability last month, almost a full year ahead of schedule, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet officials announced. U.S. Cyber Command validated all 40 of the Navy&rsquo;s Cyber Mission Force teams Oct. 6, officials said. The full-operational-capability assessment means a unit has achieved all manning, capability and training requirements necessary as part of the Cyber Mission Force, to fully perform its assigned missions as validated by Cybercom. It is not a measurement of overall combat readiness, officials explained, but rather is an externally validated evaluation that the unit has met all of its capability requirements and that it performs its mission as designed. <I>(US Department of Defense)</i></p> 11/6/2017 9:58:52 PM https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1361059/navy-cyber-mission-force-teams-achieve-full-operational-capability/utm_source/DEFCONNews/utm_medium/Website/ INDUSTRY NEWS: The Army Knows What Weapons It Wants -- But Can It Explain Why? https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2017/11/06/the-army-knows-what-weapons-it-wants-but-can-it-explain-why/#25485205c4df <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52171>November 8, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Trump administration is putting the finishing touches on a new National Security Strategy. It will be a ringing endorsement of U.S. air power and sea power. But when it comes to land power -- "boots on the ground" -- the message is more muted. This is an old story in Washington. Every time there is a prolonged conflict -- Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan -- the Army does most of the fighting and takes most of the casualties. But once the war is over, it gets less money than the other services to modernize and stay in a high state of readiness. <I>(Forbes)</i></p> 11/6/2017 9:52:56 PM https://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2017/11/06/the-army-knows-what-weapons-it-wants-but-can-it-explain-why/#25485205c4df INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy, Air Force Build New LRASM Weapon Sensor Targeting Tech https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Navy-Air-Force-Build-New-LRASM-Weapon-Sensor-Targeting-Tech-109820988 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52171>November 8, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />BAE Systems has begun production of an advanced targeting sensor for the emerging Long Range Anti-Ship Missile engineered to track and destroy moving targets from great distances semi-autonomously, developers said. Beginning as a Lockheed Martin, DARPA and Office of Naval Research effort, the LRASM program is developing a high-tech air and surface launched weapon for the Navy and Air Force. While many of the particulars of the new sensor for the weapon are not available for security reasons, BAE Systems developers do explain the technology in a general way. <I>(Scout Warrior)</i></p> 11/6/2017 9:55:35 PM https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Navy-Air-Force-Build-New-LRASM-Weapon-Sensor-Targeting-Tech-109820988 INDUSTRY NEWS: Electronic Weapons: JCREW Survives Major Upgrade https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htecm/20171103.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52171>November 8, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The U.S. has finally completed a 2011 effort to upgrade the JCREW (Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare) jammers used to disable IEDs (improvised explosive devices) detonated wirelessly. Another update was underway but was delayed six years because, well, because of a lot of things. In 2011 JCREW 3.1 had been a big success because you could easily add new frequencies to jam and was available in several versions. <I>(Strategy Page)</i></p> 11/6/2017 9:53:48 PM https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htecm/20171103.aspx INDUSTRY NEWS: F-35 Mission Data Programmers Recognized by AF http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1360204/f-35-mission-data-programmers-recognized-by-af/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52171>November 8, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The 53rd Wing&rsquo;s 513th Electronic Warfare Squadron was awarded the Outstanding Scientist/Engineer Team of 2017 for their work on the F-35A Lightning II Initial Operational Capability delivery at Eglin Air Force Base, Oct. 25, 2017. "I&rsquo;m extremely proud of the work these Airmen, military, civilian and contractors alike, do every day with their Navy teammates," said Col. David Abba, 53rd Wing commander. "Winning this award is a testament to the incredible work they are accomplishing together for the warfighter." This Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Math annual award recognizes the efforts and achievements of scientists and engineers who make significant contributions to technology and engineering. <I>(US Air Force)</i></p> 11/6/2017 10:00:18 PM http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1360204/f-35-mission-data-programmers-recognized-by-af/ SOUTH AFRICAN CHAPTER: Informative Lineup for EW Conference http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49651:informative-lineup-for-ew-conference-&catid=7:Industry&Itemid=116 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52170>November 1, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />EW conference for November. The Electronic Warfare South Africa 2017 International Conference and Exhibition is due to delve deeply into the art and science of electronic warfare next month, with a varied lineup of speakers examining everything from the effectiveness of chaff to artificial intelligence in electronic warfare. The EW SA 2017 conference will feature 28 presentations from military, the government, academia, industry and research and development institutions; 13 exhibitions from industry; nine academic presentations by masters' students, four international speakers, three pre-conference workshops, and a flight simulator. <i>(Defence Web)</i></p> 10/31/2017 2:24:04 PM http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=49651:informative-lineup-for-ew-conference-&amp;catid=7:Industry&amp;Itemid=116 PLAN NOW TO ATTEND: The Fifth EW International Conference India (EWCI 2018): EWCI 2018 http://www.aoc-india.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52170>November 1, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Fifth International Conference on Electronic Warfare is the latest event in the internationally acclaimed EWCI Conference Series in India, in the field of Electronic Warfare and related areas. The Conference is being organized by the much Awarded India Chapter of Association of Old Crows (AOC), Bangalore. The Conference has the active support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India, Ministry of Defence and the Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore. The Conference is envisaged to be of great use for Modern Armed Forces, Military Planners, Developers, Procurers, Testers, Trainers and Vendors of the latest EW Technologies and Systems. Past Conferences in the Series attracted large delegations from Indian Armed Services, DRDO, Defence PSUs, National and International EW Professionals. A large scale Indoor Exhibition will accompany the Conference, displaying the latest EW Products from International EW Organizations. There will be an intense one-day Pre-Conference Tutorials preceding the Conference. The Conference is visualized to be an important platform for EW Professionals who would share the Research and Development output in the field of EW at the global level. Hence the theme of the Conference is chosen as "EW: SHARE FOR SUCCESS."</p> 10/31/2017 2:24:04 PM http://www.aoc-india.org INDUSTRY NEWS: Evolving the Capabilities of the MAGTF: The Case Study of the F-35 and HIMARS http://www.sldinfo.com/evolving-the-capabilities-of-the-magtf-the-case-study-of-the-f-35-and-himars/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52170>November 1, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Marine Corps is being shaped for the transition from a slow motion ground war to higher intensity warfare. This reshaping is being driven by the new aviation assets, the introduction of broad range digital interoperability within the MAGTF and by evolving concepts of operations associated with distributed warfare. At the heart of the transition is an ability to leverage all of the key combat assets, ground, sea or in the air and to deliver a force able to operate in the distributed battlespace. Last August, Lt. General (Retired) Davis, former Deputy Commandant of Aviation, highlighted the nature of the transition as applied to the electronic warfare case. <I>(Second Line of Defense)</i></p> 11/1/2017 7:44:32 AM http://www.sldinfo.com/evolving-the-capabilities-of-the-magtf-the-case-study-of-the-f-35-and-himars/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Clash of Strategies: Capability Or Capacity, Today Or Tomorrow? https://breakingdefense.com/2017/10/clash-of-strategies-capability-or-capacity-today-or-tomorrow/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52170>November 1, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />As the Pentagon finishes its strategic review, the stage is set for another struggle over whether to ready for a high-end war with Russia or China or just manage the current, much lower intensity battles around the world. In military terms it&rsquo;s a choice between capability and capacity. The outcome will shape the four services modernization portfolios, the size of America&rsquo;s military, and how ready our forces are to fight. <i>(Breaking Defense)</i></p> 11/1/2017 8:05:41 AM https://breakingdefense.com/2017/10/clash-of-strategies-capability-or-capacity-today-or-tomorrow/ INDUSTRY NEWS: NATO Chief Says Allies Concerned About Russian Phone Jamming https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-10-26/nato-chief-says-allies-concerned-about-russian-phone-jamming <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52170>November 1, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />NATO allies have raised concerns about what they call Russia's use of a kind of electronic warfare during military exercises last month that jammed some phone networks, alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday. "At least two allies have reported about that," Stoltenberg told reporters after chairing talks in Brussels between ambassadors from NATO and Russia. He said it highlights the need for Russia to be more transparent with war games "to make sure there are no miscalculations, misunderstandings, because these kinds of activities can have serious effects." <I>(US News and World Report)</i></p> 11/1/2017 7:46:51 AM https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-10-26/nato-chief-says-allies-concerned-about-russian-phone-jamming INDUSTRY NEWS: What Resilient Means for Defense Applications http://gpsworld.com/what-resilient-means-for-defense-applications/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52170>November 1, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Virtually all defense and security applications of GPS/GNSS require additional technology to protect assets and missions against signal interference, whether jamming or spoofing. The upcoming free webinar, Resilient PNT for Military Applications, gives a primer on several of these technology options. Mitigation in this context means that after isolating the unwanted signal, quickly rejecting and replacing it, causing minimal system degradation. In essence, this involves the use of augmentation technologies and diversification strategies to supplement GPS/GNSS, thus reducing the dependence on it. <i>(GPS World)</i></p> 11/1/2017 7:59:13 AM http://gpsworld.com/what-resilient-means-for-defense-applications/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy Qualifies Stealthy Carrier-Launched F-35C For Combat https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Navy-Qualifies-Stealthy-Carrier-Launched-F-35C-For-Combat-109780343 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52170>November 1, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Carl Vinson air operations officer Cmdr. Joshua Hammond said carrier qualifications are important because they allow Carl Vinson to practice launching and recovering aircraft while helping qualify new pilots, according to a Navy statement from aboard the Carl Vinson. "Being at sea for FRS (fleet replacement squadron) CQ gives us practice at what we do on deployment: launching and recovering aircraft," Hammond. "We can't always be underway with Carrier Air Wing, so these operations help us stay sharp and hone our craft while helping new pilots gain proficiency." <I>(Scout Warrior)</i></p> 11/1/2017 8:03:11 AM https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Navy-Qualifies-Stealthy-Carrier-Launched-F-35C-For-Combat-109780343 INDUSTRY NEWS: Army Makes Push to Fix its Acquisition Regime http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2017/10/31/army-makes-push-to-fix-its-acquisition-regime <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52170>November 1, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Army leaders came to the service&rsquo;s biggest conference of the year in Washington, D.C., with one central message: "We&rsquo;re going to fix our broken acquisition system." The first step on the road to recovery is admitting there is a problem. It&rsquo;s not that the Army doesn&rsquo;t realize it takes too long to field new technologies, but this is the first time it has delivered such a unified message with senior leaders, program managers and their civilian counterparts all publicly announcing initiatives that are supposed to put the Army&rsquo;s acquisition enterprise in order. <I>(National Defense)</i></p> 11/1/2017 8:00:32 AM http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2017/10/31/army-makes-push-to-fix-its-acquisition-regime INDUSTRY NEWS: Dawn Blitz 2017 Sets Standard for Amphibious Capabilities https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1358641/dawn-blitz-2017-sets-standard-for-amphibious-capabilities/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52170>November 1, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Dawn Blitz, an exercise designed to train and integrate Navy and Marine Corps units in planning for and establishing expeditionary advanced bases, executing an amphibious assault, engaging in live-fire events and integrating fifth-generation aviation capabilities in a land and maritime threat environment to test new integration and concepts of operation concluded here yesterday. This year's exercise culminated a year's worth of effort by the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and Expeditionary Strike Group 3 staffs. <I>(US Department of Defense)</i></p> 11/1/2017 7:45:50 AM https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1358641/dawn-blitz-2017-sets-standard-for-amphibious-capabilities/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Future Drones: Operational Challenges http://defense-update.com/20171030_future-drones-operational-challenges.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52170>November 1, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The freedom of action that characterized drone operations in the past decades is diminishing quickly, with the introduction of advanced electronic warfare techniques, communications jamming, and counter-UAV capabilities. The air forces that pioneered the use of UAVs in the 1990s and early 2000s have already experienced adversary exploitation of unprotected datalinks, which lead to failure of combat missions and loss of lives. <i>(Defense Update)</i></p> 11/1/2017 7:57:57 AM http://defense-update.com/20171030_future-drones-operational-challenges.html SOUTH AFRICAN CHAPTER: Informative Lineup for EW Conference http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49651:informative-lineup-for-ew-conference-&catid=7:Industry&Itemid=116 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52169>October 25, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />EW conference for November. The Electronic Warfare South Africa 2017 International Conference and Exhibition is due to delve deeply into the art and science of electronic warfare next month, with a varied lineup of speakers examining everything from the effectiveness of chaff to artificial intelligence in electronic warfare. The EW SA 2017 conference will feature 28 presentations from military, the government, academia, industry and research and development institutions; 13 exhibitions from industry; nine academic presentations by masters' students, four international speakers, three pre-conference workshops, and a flight simulator. <i>(Defence Web)</i></p> 10/24/2017 11:07:17 AM http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=49651:informative-lineup-for-ew-conference-&amp;catid=7:Industry&amp;Itemid=116 PLAN NOW TO ATTEND: The Fifth EW International Conference India (EWCI 2018): EWCI 2018 http://www.aoc-india.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52169>October 25, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Fifth International Conference on Electronic Warfare is the latest event in the internationally acclaimed EWCI Conference Series in India, in the field of Electronic Warfare and related areas. The Conference is being organized by the much Awarded India Chapter of Association of Old Crows (AOC), Bangalore. The Conference has the active support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India, Ministry of Defence and the Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore. The Conference is envisaged to be of great use for Modern Armed Forces, Military Planners, Developers, Procurers, Testers, Trainers and Vendors of the latest EW Technologies and Systems. Past Conferences in the Series attracted large delegations from Indian Armed Services, DRDO, Defence PSUs, National and International EW Professionals. A large scale Indoor Exhibition will accompany the Conference, displaying the latest EW Products from International EW Organizations. There will be an intense one-day Pre-Conference Tutorials preceding the Conference. The Conference is visualized to be an important platform for EW Professionals who would share the Research and Development output in the field of EW at the global level. Hence the theme of the Conference is chosen as "EW: SHARE FOR SUCCESS."</p> 10/23/2017 9:24:58 AM http://www.aoc-india.org INDUSTRY NEWS: Mattis Tells Congress off Over NDAA Cyber Provisions, CMO Post Expansion https://federalnewsradio.com/defense-main/2017/10/mattis-tells-congress-off-over-ndaa-cyber-provisions-cmo-post-expansion/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52169>October 25, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is spitting a little venom at Congress over some of the provisions in the 2018 defense authorization bill as Senate and House begin to reconcile their differences over the bill in conference this week. Mattis put his foot down on the creation of a Space Corps, changes to the Defense Department health system and reporting requirements dealing with offensive cyber measures in an Oct. 17 letter sent to Congress. "Left unaddressed these items impact my priorities of restoring military readiness while building a more lethal force, strengthening alliances and bringing business reforms to the Defense Department," Mattis stated in the letter. <i>(Federal News Radio)</i></p> 10/24/2017 2:05:04 PM https://federalnewsradio.com/defense-main/2017/10/mattis-tells-congress-off-over-ndaa-cyber-provisions-cmo-post-expansion/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Electronic Warfare Tech That Would Change Military Operations https://i-hls.com/archives/79286 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52169>October 25, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />US Air Force officials are working with microwave experts to conduct experiments with high power electromagnetic (HPEM) technology. The work offers the potential to enhance missile defense and electronic warfare capabilities. "This will innovate the technology for future warfare," said Erin Pettyjohn, Deputy Division Chief of the High Power Electromagnetics Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate. "We&rsquo;re pursuing development, application and design of high power microwave systems for non-lethal, non-kinetic weapons," said Pettyjohn. <I>(iHls)</i></p> 10/24/2017 11:04:58 AM https://i-hls.com/archives/79286 INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy Adds Millimeter Wave Radar to AGM-88B Anti-Radiation Missile https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/10/23/navy.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52169>October 25, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The U.S. Navy is working with Orbital ATK to convert AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles into 25 AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) All-Up-Rounds as part of an effort to destroy relocatable air defenses. Additional features of the AARGM include weapon-impact-assessment transmit, millimeter wave radar terminal seeker, global positioning system/Inertial Navigation System guidance, net-centric connectivity, and digital, anti-radiation homing sensor. <I>(Defense Systems)</i></p> 10/24/2017 11:15:43 AM https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/10/23/navy.aspx INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy to Enhance Electronic Warfare Receivers on Board the EA-18G Aircraft https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/10/17/ew.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52169>October 25, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The U.S. Navy is working with Northrop Grumman to enhance the airborne electronic attack system for the AN/ALQ-218(V) 2 receiver on the EA-18G aircraft so that forces can more quickly detect enemy signals. These updates to are designed to provide Navy warfighters with the latest generation of airborne electronic attack capabilities. While in the field, these aircraft can be operated from the ground or the air. They are used primarily to jam, or suppress, radars and communications to protect from, and disable, hostile signals or electronic attacks. <I>(Defense Systems)</i></p> 10/24/2017 11:05:58 AM https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/10/17/ew.aspx INDUSTRY NEWS: Marine Corps Bids Farewell to the EA-6B Prowler https://www.dvidshub.net/news/252385/marine-corps-bids-farewell-ea-6b-prowler <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52169>October 25, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Prowler is a fully integrated electronic warfare system combining long-range, all-weather capabilities with advanced electronic countermeasures. A forward equipment bay and pod-shaped fairing on the vertical fin house the additional avionics equipment. It has been the primary electronic warfare aircraft for the U.S Navy and U.S. Marine Corps since 1975. After the 1998 retirement of the United States Air Force EF-111 "Raven," the Prowler became the only dedicated electronic warfare plane available for missions until the fielding of the Navy&rsquo;s EA-18G Growler. <I>(DVIDs)</i></p> 10/24/2017 11:20:55 AM https://www.dvidshub.net/news/252385/marine-corps-bids-farewell-ea-6b-prowler INDUSTRY NEWS: DARPA Recruits Trio of Tech Giants for Mobile Force Protection Initiative https://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/15518/DARPA-Recruits-Trio-of-Tech-Giants-for-Mobile-Force-Protection-Initiative.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52169>October 25, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />One of the central challenges of being an engineer is coming up with designs that will endure variable conditions. This challenge will be pushed to a new level as DARPA seeks out new ways to defend high-value targets from the growing threat of unmanned aircraft toward military convoys in their Mobile Force Protection (MFP) program. Three main companies have been issued contracts to come up with technological solutions to these issues that are "scaling, modular and affordable" with an emphasis on minimizing collateral damage. <I>(Engineering.com)</i></p> 10/24/2017 2:09:24 PM https://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/15518/DARPA-Recruits-Trio-of-Tech-Giants-for-Mobile-Force-Protection-Initiative.aspx INDUSTRY NEWS: OCX May Take First Big Step Out of Purdah https://breakingdefense.com/2017/10/ocx-may-take-first-big-step-out-of-purdah/?_ga=2.110096320.458677117.1508860333-576788915.1507687939 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52169>October 25, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /> If all goes well, Raytheon&lsquo;s crucial next-generation ground control system for GPS, OCX, will pass its first major hurdle next month as it scrambles out from under the opprobrium of being labeled the worst acquisition program in the Air Force. OCX is designed to double the accuracy of the Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) signal, provide unimpeachable cybersecurity against both external and internal attack, and be able to communicate with all of America&rsquo;s satellites. <I>(Breaking Defense)</i></p> 10/24/2017 2:12:05 PM https://breakingdefense.com/2017/10/ocx-may-take-first-big-step-out-of-purdah/?_ga=2.110096320.458677117.1508860333-576788915.1507687939 PLAN NOW TO ATTEND: The Fifth EW International Conference India (EWCI 2018): EWCI 2018 http://www.aoc-india.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52168>October 18, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Fifth International Conference on Electronic Warfare is the latest event in the internationally acclaimed EWCI Conference Series in India, in the field of Electronic Warfare and related areas. The Conference is being organized by the much Awarded India Chapter of Association of Old Crows (AOC), Bangalore. The Conference has the active support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India, Ministry of Defence and the Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore. The Conference is envisaged to be of great use for Modern Armed Forces, Military Planners, Developers, Procurers, Testers, Trainers and Vendors of the latest EW Technologies and Systems. Past Conferences in the Series attracted large delegations from Indian Armed Services, DRDO, Defence PSUs, National and International EW Professionals. A large scale Indoor Exhibition will accompany the Conference, displaying the latest EW Products from International EW Organizations. There will be an intense one-day Pre-Conference Tutorials preceding the Conference. The Conference is visualized to be an important platform for EW Professionals who would share the Research and Development output in the field of EW at the global level. Hence the theme of the Conference is chosen as "EW: SHARE FOR SUCCESS."</p> 10/16/2017 9:47:15 PM http://www.aoc-india.org INDUSTRY NEWS: TRADOC Chief: Military Must Focus on 'Domain Usership, not Ownership' https://www.army.mil/article/195188/tradoc_chief_military_must_focus_on_domain_usership_not_ownership <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52168>October 18, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />A year after rolling out the multi-domain battle concept, the Army is now onto the next phase of unifying efforts with other services to turn ideas into synchronized operations. While services have continuously worked in joint environments, the complex battlefield of the future could force troops to be even more adaptive using a mix of air, land, maritime, cyber and space capabilities to defeat an enemy. <i>(Army.mil)</i></p> 10/17/2017 6:28:28 AM https://www.army.mil/article/195188/tradoc_chief_military_must_focus_on_domain_usership_not_ownership INDUSTRY NEWS: Army Pledges To Fix Networks; Skeptics Abound https://breakingdefense.com/2017/10/army-pledges-to-fix-networks-skeptics-abound/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52168>October 18, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Faced with a grave threat from Russian advances in electronic warfare over the last five years, the US Army really will develop a useful, effective and adaptable tactical network after a decade of missteps and failures. Really. "The urgency of now is upon us," Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford told reporters and aides to explain why the Army would act and get things fixed. That was the message from the generals and civilians leading the Army&rsquo;s network efforts who appeared in an unwieldy panel this week. <i>(Breaking Defense)</i></p> 10/16/2017 10:35:55 PM https://breakingdefense.com/2017/10/army-pledges-to-fix-networks-skeptics-abound/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Eyeing Russia, Lawmakers Aim to Boost Army Electronic Warfare https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/ausa/2017/10/10/eyeing-russia-lawmakers-aim-to-boost-army-electronic-warfare/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52168>October 18, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Worried the U.S. Army is unprepared to take on Russia in Europe, U.S. lawmakers have advanced legislative language to pressure the Pentagon to catch up on electronic warfare, long-range missiles and countering drones. The proposed language would require Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to give Congress a strategy to speed Army&rsquo;s tech development in the three areas &mdash; a sign of a growing bipartisan lawmaker interest. <i>(Defense News)</i></p> 10/16/2017 10:29:25 PM https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/ausa/2017/10/10/eyeing-russia-lawmakers-aim-to-boost-army-electronic-warfare/