eCrow Newsletter http://www.ecrow.org/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2017 10/17/2017 8:01:45 AM 20 FRENCH CHAPTER: AOC La Fayette Chapter Celebrates its 20th Anniversary at the Garde R&eacute;publicaine in Paris http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=466261&issueID=52167 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52167>October 12, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />On Wednesday 4th October, 2017, 70 hand-picked members of Guerrelec (short for "Guerre Electronique", Electronic Warfare), the French Chapter Nr. 171 of the Old Crows and some EW VIPs met up at the Garde R&eacute;publicaine, Paris, to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The Garde R&eacute;publicaine is a part of the Gendarmerie participating in the state&rsquo;s protocol and ceremonies and is organized as a separate military corps in one cavalry and two infantry regiments (all three battalion-sized) and specialized units for training and logistical support. It provides protection and ceremonial guard for the President of The Republic, the Prime Minister, their official residencies and both chambers of the French Parliament. The venue at the Garde R&eacute;publicaine Headquarters was chosen to make the event a memorable one in a prestigious place in Paris where 3 000 gendarmes live and train to ensure security and honor missions in France, such as the escort to the President of France on our Bastille Day, 14th July. </p> 10/11/2017 11:53:59 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=466261&amp;issueID=52167 MAPLE LEAF CHAPTER: Report form the 2nd Annual Gala http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=466246&issueID=52167 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52167>October 12, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Building on the success of the first annual gala hosted by the Canadian AOC Maple Leaf Chapter in 2016, this year had an incredible turnout of close to 80 guests at the prestigious Royal Ottawa Golf Club. Many major defence prime contractors and sub-contractors such as D-TA Systems, Lockheed Martin Canada, Thales Canada, MDA Systems, ThinkRF etc. made significant contributions to help elevate the event. </p> 10/11/2017 11:10:32 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=466246&amp;issueID=52167 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=52167>October 12, 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> 10/10/2017 8:47:42 AM http://www.aoc-india.org INDUSTRY NEWS: US Army Chief Announces Major Reorganization For How Army Develops, Buys Weapons http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/10/feeling-rivals-heat-us-army-streamlining-and-centralizing-way-it-buys-weapons/141603/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52167>October 12, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The U.S. Army is about to launch a reorganization to streamline and centralize the buying, building, replacing and testing of weapons and equipment, according to a letter released Friday to general officers by Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley. A more formal announcement of the effort is expected during the Association of the United States Army conference in Washington, D.C. next week. "Today, our Army is not institutionally organized to deliver modem critical capabilities to Soldiers and combat formations quickly. Our current modernization system is an Industrial Age model," reads the letter. <I>(Defense One)</i></p> 10/10/2017 9:37:15 PM http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/10/feeling-rivals-heat-us-army-streamlining-and-centralizing-way-it-buys-weapons/141603/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Russian Robots: Fear Jammers, Not Terminators https://breakingdefense.com/2017/10/russian-robots-fear-jammers-not-terminators/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52167>October 12, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Don&rsquo;t worry about Russia building a killer robot someday. Worry about the radio-jamming drones they have today. Despite a few grandiose claims and snazzy videos of robots shooting guns, Russia remains behind "the Chinese, Iranians, and the Turks" in developing armed unmanned systems, let alone the United States, CNA expert Samuel Bendett said this morning. The bad news, Bendett said, is that Russia&rsquo;s notoriously bureaucratic military-industrial complex is finally getting its act together on robotics, with massive new investment and significant innovation. <I>(Breaking Defense)</i></p> 10/10/2017 9:22:36 PM https://breakingdefense.com/2017/10/russian-robots-fear-jammers-not-terminators/ INDUSTRY NEWS: European Leaders Discuss Future Of The Baltic And Beyond At Riga &ndash; Analysis http://www.eurasiareview.com/06102017-european-leaders-discuss-future-of-the-baltic-and-beyond-at-riga-analysis/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52167>October 12, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Since 2006, the Baltic states have hosted two major annual conferences on defense and security: the Annual Baltic Conference on Defense (ABCD) and its larger sibling, the Riga Conference. These flagship conferences present the cutting edge of Baltic thought on defense and security topics, and specifically of thought on Baltic defense and security. The Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rin&#311;&#275;vi&#269;s, in closing the Riga Conference, described it as an annual global and regional health check on the economy and security situation. What did this year&rsquo;s Riga Conference reveal about the current state of thinking? <i>(Eurasia View)</i></p> 10/10/2017 9:57:06 PM http://www.eurasiareview.com/06102017-european-leaders-discuss-future-of-the-baltic-and-beyond-at-riga-analysis/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Air Force, Navy Team up to Acquire New Counter Radio-Controlled Explosive Technology https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/10/05/navy-air-force-rcied.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52167>October 12, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Air Force and Navy have teamed up to acquire new electronic warfare jamming device to identify and block IED attacks, service officials said. As a response to new and increased Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices RCIED threats, the Air Force and the Navy will both be trading in their current Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) systems for the new Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment One Built One (JCREW I1B1) systems. <I>(Defense Systems)</i></p> 10/10/2017 9:16:40 PM https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/10/05/navy-air-force-rcied.aspx INDUSTRY NEWS: The U.S. Air Force May Be Holding up the Creation of an Effective Space Force http://nationalinterest.org/feature/the-us-air-force-may-be-holding-the-creation-effective-space-22631 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52167>October 12, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />In recent days, both the House and Senate have approved different versions of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. With regard to defense/military space governance, there is a huge difference in how the two chambers view the solution. The House proposed the establishment of a new branch of military service, the U.S. Space Corps, to be aligned under the Department of the Air Force. The Senate, however, calls for the establishment of a new Chief of Information Warfare Officer for Cyber Security/Warfare, Space and Space Launch Systems, Electronic Warfare within the Department of Defense (DoD) and prohibits any funding for the proposed Space Corps. <i>(The National interest)</i></p> 10/10/2017 9:50:48 PM http://nationalinterest.org/feature/the-us-air-force-may-be-holding-the-creation-effective-space-22631 INDUSTRY NEWS: The Tools of Intelligence Analysis Are Getting Smarter https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/tools-intelligence-analysis-are-getting-smarter <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52167>October 12, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />A decade ago, the information and opportunities that the rise of "big data" has spawned would have seemed like works of science fiction. But today's policymakers, particularly in the intelligence community, have come to expect the cogent synthesis of these complex, multisource and multimedia data sets. In fact, their insatiable demand for the analysis of massive amounts of data is growing more difficult to meet by the day. <I>(Stratfor)</i></p> 10/10/2017 9:53:53 PM https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/tools-intelligence-analysis-are-getting-smarter INDUSTRY NEWS: JSF in the mix for UAE http://www.arabianaerospace.aero/jsf-in-the-mix-for-uae.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52167>October 12, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The UAE has evaluated a number of fighter aircraft including the Dassault Rafale, Boeing&rsquo;s Advanced Super Hornet and Advanced F-15 and the Eurofighter Typhoon. Emirati attention now seems to have switched back to the Advanced F-15, already entering service with the Royal Saudi Air Force as the F-15SA and now ordered by Qatar as the F-15QA. These orders promise to keep the F-15 production line out to 2022. Following a meeting between US Defence Secretary, James Mattis, and Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, reports emerged of renewed Emirati interest in the F-15, possibly as part of a two-phase deal that would also see the UAE Air Force eventually acquiring the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. <I>(Arabian Aerospace)</i></p> 10/10/2017 9:39:51 PM http://www.arabianaerospace.aero/jsf-in-the-mix-for-uae.html INDUSTRY NEWS: Air Force Launches GPS Terminal Upgrade https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/10/05/gps-dod.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52167>October 12, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />As more sophisticated constellations of navigation aids are deployed to provide greater accuracy and resistance to electronic jamming, DOD procurement efforts are shifting to modernization of the ground stations required to process and display location data. In an effort to leverage a new secure signal for third generation Global Positioning System called Military Code, or M-Code, the Air Force is moving ahead with an "early use" command and control effort covering current and future GPS satellites. <i>(Defense Systems)</></p> 10/10/2017 9:33:13 PM https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/10/05/gps-dod.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=52166>October 4, 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> 10/3/2017 10:10:04 AM http://www.aoc-india.org INDUSTRY NEWS: Hyten: U.S. Strategic Command is Reorganizing for 21st Century Warfighting https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1331322/hyten-us-strategic-command-is-reorganizing-for-21st-century-warfighting/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52166>October 4, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten told the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference recently that he recognized there was an organizational mismatch on Nov. 3, the day he took command. He signed out the implementation order in June, and the new air component went live yesterday. "Even though we're listed as a functional combatant command in the Unified Command Plan," Hyten told the audience, "Stratcom is the ultimate warfighting command. It is our nation's ultimate power. And it is a warfighting command from beginning to end." <I>(US Department of Defense)</i></p> 10/3/2017 9:19:53 AM https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1331322/hyten-us-strategic-command-is-reorganizing-for-21st-century-warfighting/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Army Initiates New Network Modernization Plan to Enhance Cyber Capabilities https://www.army.mil/article/194684/army_initiates_new_network_modernization_plan_to_enhance_cyber_capabilities <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52166>October 4, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />As the Army introduces concepts such as the multi-domain battle (MDB) into joint operations, it also examines how its current network requires modification in order to support warfighters from multiple services in varying areas of operations and with numerous network and cyber challenges. America's adversaries are using technological advances to even the playing field with the Army and its joint and coalition partners. To face this current threat, the Army is capitalizing on innovative technologies that integrate communications at every echelon in order to fight wars in multiple domains. <I>(Army.mil)</i></p> 10/3/2017 9:23:32 AM https://www.army.mil/article/194684/army_initiates_new_network_modernization_plan_to_enhance_cyber_capabilities INDUSTRY NEWS: Air Force Intensifies Testing of High Powered Electromagnetic Weapons https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/09/29/electromagnetic-weapons-air-force.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52166>October 4, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., is turning to radio frequency and microwave experts at companies such as Raytheon and Booz Allen Hamilton to conduct experiments with high power electromagnetic (HPEM) technology for such applications as disrupting computers, aircraft, or electric grids. HPEM EW has attracted the attention of the U.S. Air Force&rsquo;s Directed Energy Directorate&rsquo;s High Powered Electromagnetic Division because it offers the potential to enhance missile defense and electronic warfare capabilities. <I>(Defense Systems)</i></p> 10/3/2017 9:16:18 AM https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/09/29/electromagnetic-weapons-air-force.aspx INDUSTRY NEWS: Cyber Command Is Growing Up. Now For the Real Issue. https://www.thecipherbrief.com/column/cyber-advisor/cyber-command-growing-now-real-issue-2 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52166>October 4, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Cyber Command no longer acts like a five-year old, but is ready to grow up. It is the latest step in a 20-year journey. The Trump Administration has recently ordered the elevation of U.S. Cyber Command. Elevation is best understood as just the latest step (and maybe not the last) in a long series of organizational changes. In 1997, the Department of Defense response to cyber attacks was run out of the Joint Staff. The J-39 ran a Joint Staff Information Operations Response Cell, which was useful for the Eligible Receiver exercise of 1997 and Solar Sunrise intrusion of February 1998. <i>(The Cipher Brief)</i></p> 10/3/2017 9:31:22 AM https://www.thecipherbrief.com/column/cyber-advisor/cyber-command-growing-now-real-issue-2 INDUSTRY NEWS: Army Looks to Integrate Aircraft Technology Faster http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2017/10/2/army-looks-to-integrate-aircraft-technology-faster <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52166>October 4, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Army&rsquo;s program executive office for aviation has stood up a new team that will work to get science and technology efforts developed more quickly by encouraging earlier and increased collaboration with industry, according to the office&rsquo;s leader. The "future operations team" will focus on "identifying new technologies that the S&T community is working on and quickly transitioning them into capabilities for the warfighter," said Brig. Gen. Thomas Todd during an event at the Association of the United States Army in Arlington, Virginia. It could allow the service to synchronize its efforts with industry to develop capabilities that improve the reach, protection and lethality of its aerial platforms, he said. <i>(National Defense)</i></p> 10/3/2017 9:26:29 AM http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2017/10/2/army-looks-to-integrate-aircraft-technology-faster INDUSTRY NEWS: Forget the F-22 or F-35: America's 6th Generation Fighter Could Be Revolutionary http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/forget-the-f-22-or-f-35-americas-6th-generation-fighter-22566 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52166>October 4, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Pentagon's 6th Generation Fighter may be stealthy and will likely have next-generation computers, electronic warfare technology, speed, weapons and sensors. Fighter jets in 20-years may likely contain the next-generation of stealth technology, electronic warfare, sophisticated computer processing and algorithms, increased autonomy, hypersonic weapons and so-called "smart-skins" where sensors are built into the side of the aircraft itself. <I>(National Interest)</i></p> 10/3/2017 9:29:47 AM http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/forget-the-f-22-or-f-35-americas-6th-generation-fighter-22566 AOC CAPITOL HILL UPDATE: Congress http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461514&issueID=52163 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52163>September 14, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Congress returned from August recess last week with a daunting legislative calendar to the end of the year. There are only 48 session days left in the year for Congress to complete its legislative business with the 2018 election cycle looming next year. The FY 18 budget, including both the defense authorization and appropriations are taking center stage, but a host of non-defense related legislative initiatives may affect or threaten consensus on an overall budget agreement. The first development on the budget front took place last week when a deal was reached for a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) that also included a limited increase in the debt ceiling and disaster relief funding. The measure passed with relative ease because the alternative was an intractable budget situation with the end of the current fiscal year looming on September 30. Unfortunately, the "solution" arguably creates more problems than it solves.</p> 9/14/2017 8:30:40 AM http://www.ecrow.org/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461514&amp;issueID=52163 INDUSTRY NEWS: Army Wargames Russian Electronic Warfare & Cyber Attacks http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Army-Wargames-Russian-Electronic-Warfare-Cyber-Attacks-107354455 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52163>September 14, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Army soldiers tried to detect and fend off simulated Russian electronic warfare and cyberattacks in a Cyber Quest exercise aimed at preparing the service for fast-evolving current and future cyber threats. The month-long Army event included as many as 27 vendors and more than 300 participants gathered to assess the ability of soldiers to detect anomalies and explore networks for evidence of a cyberattack; the scenarios included simulated attacks and various kinds of automated actions to replicate anticipated threats, intrusions and malicious actors. <I>(Scout Warrior)</i></p> 9/14/2017 12:55:47 AM http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Army-Wargames-Russian-Electronic-Warfare-Cyber-Attacks-107354455 INDUSTRY NEWS: In The News: Maj.-Gen. Patricia A. Frost, Director of Cyber, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Army G-3/5/7 http://blog.executivebiz.com/2017/09/in-the-news-maj-gen-patricia-a-frost-director-of-cyber-office-of-the-deputy-chief-of-staff-u-s-army-g-357/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52163>September 14, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />In the current state of military affairs on and off the cyber battlefield, the heat is on for developing electronic warfare strategies; the demand for specialized cyber teams is high, and the pace of electronic warfare development is slow to build. On the strategic front of fighting code with code, the United States Army expects to have its 41 National Mission Force teams fully operational by the end of 2017&ndash;30 are currently at Full Operational Capability; the other 11 are at Initial Operational Capability&ndash;which is ahead of the 2018 deadline, as Major General Patricia A. Frost, director of cyber within the Army&rsquo;s Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, has noted. <I>(Executive Biz)</i></p> 9/14/2017 12:59:11 AM http://blog.executivebiz.com/2017/09/in-the-news-maj-gen-patricia-a-frost-director-of-cyber-office-of-the-deputy-chief-of-staff-u-s-army-g-357/ INDUSTRY NEWS: L3 Picks Gulfstream 550 For U.S. Air Force EC-X Compass Call http://aviationweek.com/defense/l3-picks-gulfstream-550-us-air-force-ec-x-compass-call <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52163>September 14, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Gulfstream has emerged victorious in a three-way dispute over who should be the platform provider for the U.S. Air Force&rsquo;s program to replace its aging Compass Call communications jamming aircraft. With more plot twists and feuding factions than the "Game Of Thrones" television drama, the EC-X Compass Call replacement, managed by the Air Force&rsquo;s Big Safari program office, has been plagued with intrigue, accusations and bid protests. (Subscription) <i>(Aviation Week)</i></p> 9/14/2017 1:00:02 AM http://aviationweek.com/defense/l3-picks-gulfstream-550-us-air-force-ec-x-compass-call INDUSTRY NEWS: How the NSA Built a Secret Surveillance Network for Ethiopia https://theintercept.com/2017/09/13/nsa-ethiopia-surveillance-human-rights/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52163>September 14, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />"A warm friendship connects the Ethiopian and American people," U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced earlier this year. "We remain committed to working with Ethiopia to foster liberty, democracy, economic growth, protection of human rights, and the rule of law." Indeed, the website for the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia is marked by press releases touting U.S. aid for farmers and support for public health infrastructure in that East African nation. "Ethiopia remains among the most effective development partners, particularly in the areas of health care, education, and food security," says the State Department. <I>(The Intercept)</i></p> 9/14/2017 1:02:49 AM https://theintercept.com/2017/09/13/nsa-ethiopia-surveillance-human-rights/ INDUSTRY NEWS: DSEI 2017: SIGINT Centre Making Waves https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/digital-battlespace/dsei-2017-sigint-centre-making-waves/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52163>September 14, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />A new signals intelligence (SIGINT) centre developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for an undisclosed customer has successfully achieved &lsquo;phase 1&rsquo; of operational capability, the company has announced. According to a statement, the SIGINT centre - developed by IAI subsidiary Elta Systems - has integrated and fused all the nation&rsquo;s SIGINT sensors at a strategic level. This was done by using big data, as well as high throughput real-time data processing. <i>(Shephard Media)</i></p> 9/14/2017 1:01:34 AM https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/digital-battlespace/dsei-2017-sigint-centre-making-waves/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Why the U.S. Isn't Building Smaller Aircraft Carriers http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Why-the-US-Isnt-Building-Smaller-Aircraft-Carriers-107370617 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52163>September 14, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Let&rsquo;s face it, the new Gerald R. Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers are expensive. According to Popular Mechanics, this ship cost $13 billion to build and also involved another $4 billion in research and development costs. So why not build a smaller, cheaper carrier? Well, let&rsquo;s lay it out. The British were able to use the Invincible-class carriers, which came in at about 20,500 tons, according to naval-technology.com. It could carry up to 24 V/STOL aircraft and helicopters, including nine Sea Harriers or Harriers. <I>(Scout Warrior)</i></p> 9/14/2017 12:57:11 AM http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Why-the-US-Isnt-Building-Smaller-Aircraft-Carriers-107370617 INDUSTRY NEWS: Britain&rsquo;s Sentinel Recon Aircraft Gets an Upgrade https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2017-09-07/britains-sentinel-recon-aircraft-gets-upgrade <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52163>September 14, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Raytheon UK and the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) may have taken another step toward retaining in service the Sentinel R.1 aircraft equipped with a dual-mode reconnaissance radar. They are believed to have just signed a contract for the Integrated Radar Programme (IRP), a redesign that merges the receiver/exciter and the processor. The IRP offers a big saving in size, weight and power. <I>(AIN Online)</i></p> 9/14/2017 1:04:13 AM https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2017-09-07/britains-sentinel-recon-aircraft-gets-upgrade INDUSTRY NEWS: Reinventing Electronic Warfare https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/09/06/dod-electronic-warfare.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52162>September 7, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Pentagon&rsquo;s recently completed Electronic Warfare strategy calls for increased investment in advanced electronic warfare technology designed for defense, as well as a proactive use of emerging electromagnetic spectrum systems to attack enemies. While the new strategy is described by DOD as being "For Official Use Only" -- to be shared with relevant U.S. military developers and defense industry sources &ndash; officials familiar with its contents did describe some of it broad parameters and goals. <I>(Defense Update)</i></p> 9/7/2017 8:59:23 AM https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/09/06/dod-electronic-warfare.aspx INDUSTRY NEWS: Electronic Warfare Aircraft Contribute to Defeat ISIS https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1296372/electronic-warfare-aircraft-contribute-to-defeat-isis/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52162>September 7, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Often when people think about how air power is employed in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, thoughts may turn to cargo aircraft delivering critical supplies and personnel to the front lines or bombs being dropped on targets. Yet, the Air Force has the non-kinetic ability to disrupt enemy communications on the ground and therefore turn the tables on the battlefield. The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing has the capability to deliver decisive airpower not only through its C-130 airlift mission, but through the highly sought after non-kinetic ability of the EC-130H Compass Call aircraft operated by the 43rd Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron. <I>(Defense.gov)</i></p> 9/6/2017 4:44:28 PM https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1296372/electronic-warfare-aircraft-contribute-to-defeat-isis/ INDUSTRY NEWS: U.S. Army Unprepared to Deal with Russia in Europe http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/02/army-study-173rd-airborne-brigade-europe-russia-242273 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52162>September 7, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The U.S. Army&rsquo;s rapid reaction force in Europe is underequipped, undermanned and inadequately organized to confront military aggression from Russia or its high-tech proxies, according to an internal study that some who have read it view as a wake-up call as the Trump administration seeks to deter an emboldened Vladimir Putin. The Italy-based 173rd Airborne Brigade, a bulwark of the NATO alliance that has spent much of the past decade and a half rotating in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan, lacks "essential capabilities needed to accomplish its mission effectively and with decisive speed," according to the analysis by the brigade, a copy of which was obtained by POLITICO. <I>(Politico)</i></p> 9/7/2017 8:53:47 AM http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/02/army-study-173rd-airborne-brigade-europe-russia-242273 INDUSTRY NEWS: U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Stealth Fighters With Radar Reflectors Take Part In Latest Show of Force Against North Korea https://theaviationist.com/2017/08/31/u-s-marine-corps-f-35b-stealth-fighters-with-radar-reflectors-take-part-in-latest-show-of-force-against-north-korea/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52162>September 7, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />On Aug. 30, two B-1Bs from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam accompanied by two Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-15Js and four Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) F-15Ks took part in a joint mission over South Korea: a direct response to North Korea&rsquo;s intermediate-range ballistic missile launch which flew directly over northern Japan on August 28 amid rising tension over North Korea&rsquo;s nuclear and ballistic missile development programs. <i>(The Aviationist)</i></p> 9/7/2017 9:11:22 AM https://theaviationist.com/2017/08/31/u-s-marine-corps-f-35b-stealth-fighters-with-radar-reflectors-take-part-in-latest-show-of-force-against-north-korea/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Air Commodore Chipman on Electronic Warfare Within the Evolving Integrated Force http://www.sldinfo.com/air-commodore-chipman-on-electronic-warfare-within-the-evolving-integrated-force/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52162>September 7, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />On August 23, 2017, the Williams Foundation held a seminar on the future of electronic warfare. One of the speakers at that conference was Air Commodore Chipman, the Director General of Capability Planning in the RAAF. His presentation was different from the other presentations in that he spoke to the question of force design to ensure that EW was an effect built into the force. In this sense, he picked up on themes, which he discussed at the last Williams Seminar, which was specifically focused on force structure design. <i>(Second Line of Defense)</i></p> 9/6/2017 4:42:26 PM http://www.sldinfo.com/air-commodore-chipman-on-electronic-warfare-within-the-evolving-integrated-force/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Invisible Artillery: Army Wants Electronic Warfare At All Levels http://inhomelandsecurity.com/invisible-artillery-army-wants-electronic-warfare-at-all-levels/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52161>August 31, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />PENTAGON: Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley, has ordered a review of service&rsquo;s longstanding shortfalls in electronic warfare, officers told me in an exclusive interview. The ultimate goal: give commanders from platoon to corps the ability to shut down enemy radio and radar as readily as they now call in airstrikes and artillery. It&rsquo;s a critical part of the Army&rsquo;s plan to hit future enemies from all possible angles at once, a concept called Multi-Domain Battle. <I>(In Homeland Security)</i></p> 8/30/2017 2:07:52 AM http://inhomelandsecurity.com/invisible-artillery-army-wants-electronic-warfare-at-all-levels/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Trident Warrior 2017 Paves the Way for Future At-Sea Experimentation https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1293648/trident-warrior-2017-paves-the-way-for-future-at-sea-experimentation/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52161>August 31, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />In its 15th year of execution, the Trident Warrior exercise explored innovative solutions through fleet experimentation during various evolutions off the coast of Southern California from June to August 2017. Directed by the Navy Warfare Development Command and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and supported by the Third Fleet, TW17 featured at-sea experimentation of more than 20 critical maritime initiatives. Participants in TW17 included organizations such as Naval Warfare Systems Command, Systems Center Pacific; the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence; Naval Information Forces; Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; and the Office of Naval Research. <I>(DOD)</i></p> 8/30/2017 2:09:16 AM https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1293648/trident-warrior-2017-paves-the-way-for-future-at-sea-experimentation/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Mission Command and Multi-Domain Battle Don&rsquo;t Mix https://warontherocks.com/2017/08/mission-command-and-multi-domain-battle-dont-mix/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52161>August 31, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />When I came into the Army in 1974, we understood that one of our biggest advantages against the oncoming Soviet hordes was a command system that encouraged initiative. While we could predict Soviet actions based on templates and checklists, they would ultimately be bedeviled by our independent responses appropriate to our unique situation. Sometimes we would have to respond in a carefully choreographed way as well, depending on the nature of the mission and the threat. We had no unique name for all of this. It was just understood to be good leadership. The emerging doctrine of AirLand Battle would stress agility and initiative as key operational concepts, but also included synchronization, the requirement to carefully coordinate all activities on the battlefield and achieve "unity of effort throughout the force." <I>(War on the Rocks)</i></p> 8/30/2017 2:11:58 AM https://warontherocks.com/2017/08/mission-command-and-multi-domain-battle-dont-mix/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Army Breaking Down Network Defense Silos https://federalnewsradio.com/reporters-notebook-jason-miller/2017/08/army-breaking-down-network-defense-silos/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52161>August 31, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />There is no challenge that cuts across the government like the never-ending thirst for more and better workers who know how to do cybersecurity. No agency chief information officer would tell you they have enough well-trained cyber workers. And in the venerable words of Alan Paller, the SANS Institute director of research, the skill set most needed is the technical capabilities to actually secure the computer. This statement may not be true in the next year or two. The Army may be the one part of the federal government that is getting cybersecurity training right. <i>(Federal News Radio)</i></p> 8/30/2017 2:05:53 AM https://federalnewsradio.com/reporters-notebook-jason-miller/2017/08/army-breaking-down-network-defense-silos/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Boeing, Bombardier Lose Challenge to Air Force&rsquo;s Compass Call Decision https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/08/29/boeing-bombardier-lose-challenge-air-forces-compass-call-decision/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52161>August 31, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Government Accountability Office has denied both Boeing Co. and Bombardier&rsquo;s protests against Air Force plans to choose the next Compass Call plane .In a closed decision posted on Aug. 25, the GAO simultaneously denied the requests, according to its website. The agency told FlightGlobal on Monday it will issue a public release of the protests after negotiating with the companies. The program for a new Compass Call &mdash; a "deny-from-the-sky" aircraft designed to thwart an adversary&rsquo;s command-and-control communications &mdash; has gained scrutiny the past few months after the Air Force said it plans to allow L3 Technologies to choose a new plane. <I>(DOD Buzz)</i></p> 8/30/2017 2:10:49 AM https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/08/29/boeing-bombardier-lose-challenge-air-forces-compass-call-decision/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Group Captain Braz on the RAAF and the Way Ahead on Electronic Warfare: Shaping a Core Distributed Capability for the Integrated Force http://www.sldinfo.com/group-captain-braz-on-the-raaf-and-the-way-ahead-on-electronic-warfare-shaping-a-core-distributed-capability-for-the-integrated-force/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52161>August 31, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />On August 23, 2017, the Williams Foundation held a seminar on the future of electronic warfare. At the heart of the Seminar and the discussion were the presentations by Group Captain Braz of the RAAF, a key figure in the introduction of the Growler into the RAAF, and CDR Mike Paul, Electronic Attack Wing, US Navy Pacific Fleet. The two provided a significant look inside the standing up of the RAAF capability and the key role of the US Navy in this effort, and in turn the ability to standup up a joint capability. The US Navy has provided an important lead in working the relationship with the RAAF in standing up this capability and in a rapid manner. In many ways, the Growler dynamic between the two forces provides a model of how capabilities can be generated rapidly in a coalition context to deal with an evolving threat environment. <I>(Second Line of Defense)</i></p> 8/30/2017 2:13:40 AM http://www.sldinfo.com/group-captain-braz-on-the-raaf-and-the-way-ahead-on-electronic-warfare-shaping-a-core-distributed-capability-for-the-integrated-force/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Russia May Be Testing Its GPS Spoofing Capabilities Around The Black Sea http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/13549/russia-may-be-testing-its-gps-spoofing-capabilities-around-the-black-sea <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52160>August 23, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />A consensus is building that Russia has been experimenting with the ability to override Global Positioning System signals with fake ones that can severely disrupt and confuse the geolocation abilities of GPS users. For now this phenomenon has mainly affected ships traversing the Black Sea, but during a time of conflict it could impact a wide spectrum of combat systems including drones, missiles, smart bombs, as well as surface combatants and land warfare units. Even manned aircraft may not be immune to such electronic warfare tactics. <i>(The Drive)</i></p> 8/21/2017 12:36:28 AM http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/13549/russia-may-be-testing-its-gps-spoofing-capabilities-around-the-black-sea INDUSTRY NEWS: Urgency In U.S. Electronic Warfare Faces Funding Challenges http://aviationweek.com/electronic-warfare/urgency-us-electronic-warfare-faces-funding-challenges <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52160>August 23, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Twenty-five years of neglect are not easy to undo and, as it strives to field electronic warfare (EW) systems with the power, agility and flexibility to overcome the advances made by its potential adversaries, the U.S. is facing the inevitable procurement challenges. New system approaches, introduced via upgrades or new programs, are needed to enable the U.S. military to take advantage of the commercial technologies that have vaulted its near-peer threats to a position of strength. (Subscription) <i>(Aviation Week)</i></p> 8/21/2017 12:42:47 AM http://aviationweek.com/electronic-warfare/urgency-us-electronic-warfare-faces-funding-challenges INUDSTRY NEWS: Mattis: Continuing Resolution &lsquo;About as Unwise as Can Be&rsquo; http://www.armytimes.com/pentagon/2017/08/16/mattis-continuing-resolution-about-as-unwise-as-can-be/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52160>August 23, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />With the fiscal year set to expire at the end of September, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is warning that a stopgap funding measure would have a serious impact on a Pentagon attempting to modernize its capabilities. Operating under a continuing resolution, or CR, would be "about as unwise as can be," Mattis told reporters this week at the Pentagon. It is a tradition that all those serving as secretary of defense have grown used to over the past five years: sounding the alarm about what a CR will do to readiness and modernization, publicly begging Congress to fix the problem and then getting on with life when the budget is inevitably passed toward the end of the year. <I>(ArmyTimes)</i></p> 8/21/2017 12:38:17 AM http://www.armytimes.com/pentagon/2017/08/16/mattis-continuing-resolution-about-as-unwise-as-can-be/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Army&rsquo;s New Rapid Capability Office Targets Christmas for First Deliverables https://federalnewsradio.com/defense-main/2017/08/armys-new-rapid-capability-office-targets-christmas-for-first-deliverables/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52160>August 23, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The new acquisition organization the Army established less than a year ago to quickly close gaps in warfighting capabilities could start delivering its first products to the field in time for Christmas. When the service&rsquo;s top leaders stood up the Rapid Capabilities Office, they directed it to begin with three focus areas in which they fear the Army is at risk of being outmatched by "near-peer" adversaries: cyber, electronic warfare, and assured positioning and timing. By the end of the year, the RCO hopes to have reached a fielding decision for new electronic warfare capabilities to be deployed to units in Europe, and shortly thereafter, will start examining commanders&rsquo; specific EW requirements on the Korean peninsula. <I>(Federal News Radio)</i></p> 8/21/2017 12:34:52 AM https://federalnewsradio.com/defense-main/2017/08/armys-new-rapid-capability-office-targets-christmas-for-first-deliverables/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Peeking into the Air Force's F-35 Training Course http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/08/17/peeking-into-the-air-forces-f35-training-course.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52160>August 23, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />1st Lt. Brett Burnside soared at Mach 1.4 -- 1,075 miles per hour -- supersonic in the dead of night over the desert, inverted over his wingman. As a brand-new pilot, such a feat gave Burnside a burst of adrenaline. What's more, he was pulling the move in the centerpiece of Air Force's future fleet: the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. "You can practice and practice and practice as much as you want, but when it comes to flying the jet, whether it's in a train or combat scenario, you have to have the ability to execute," Burnside told Military.com in a recent interview. <I>(Military.com)</i></p> 8/21/2017 12:45:34 AM http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/08/17/peeking-into-the-air-forces-f35-training-course.html INDUSTRY NEWS: An Introduction to NAWDC: Captain Steinbaugh Provides an Overview http://www.sldinfo.com/an-introduction-to-nawdc-captain-steinbaugh-provides-an-overview/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52160>August 23, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />During our recent visit to Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center or NAWDC, Captain Leif "Weed" Steinbaugh, Director of Training at NAWDC, provided our first briefing which oriented us to the changes at NAWDC since we last visited Fallon Naval Air Station in 2014. Notably, the name had changed from Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) to the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWADC). <I>(Second Line of Defense)</i></p> 8/21/2017 12:40:40 AM http://www.sldinfo.com/an-introduction-to-nawdc-captain-steinbaugh-provides-an-overview/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Army Wants Smarter Computer AI for Electronic Warfare https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/08/02/army-electronic-warfare-ai.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52159>August 17, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Facing an electromagnetic jungle of electronic warfare threats, the Army wants smarter computers for EW and jam-proof navigation. The Army has put out a request for information for machine learning technology -- computers capable of learning on their own how to track electronic warfare threats and manage responses. The problem is that soldiers are overloaded with trying to keep track of threats. "Compounding the issue is the source and location information of, potentially, infinite number of electronic signals through various sensing means, coordinating defensive and offensive operations to defend against electronic attack, and blunt the electronic means of the threat," said the RFI. <I>(Defense Systems)</i></p> 8/16/2017 7:26:15 AM https://defensesystems.com/articles/2017/08/02/army-electronic-warfare-ai.aspx INDUSTRY NEWS: Mobility Air Forces, Combat Air Forces Operate Together During Mobility Guardian http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1277766/mobility-air-forces-combat-air-forces-operate-together-during-mobility-guardian/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52159>August 17, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Exercise Mobility Guardian highlighted the close relationship between Mobility and Combat Air Forces, who teamed up to execute approximately 90 sorties together, July 31 to Aug. 12, 2017. The exercise provided the MAF and CAF opportunities to integrate combat capabilities in a dynamic, highly contested environment to help ensure future mission success at both the tactical and strategic level. "Everything that Air Combat Command does, we do on the back of mobility forces," said Gen. Mike Holmes, the ACC commander. "We&rsquo;re a global Air Force, and we&rsquo;re a global Air Force because we can pick up and move wherever we need to and know that we can be there quickly with everything we need to operate. Without (Air Mobility Command), we&rsquo;d be a regional Air Force." <I>(Air Force Link)</i></p> 8/16/2017 7:12:05 AM http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1277766/mobility-air-forces-combat-air-forces-operate-together-during-mobility-guardian/ INDUSTRY NEWS: HAVOC Works the Electronic Warfare Payload in the Digital Battlespace http://www.sldinfo.com/havoc-works-the-electronic-warfare-payload-in-the-digital-battlespace/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52159>August 17, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />N10: The US Navy&rsquo;s Airborne Electronic Attack Weapons School, call sign "HAVOC", stood up in 2011 to execute the NAWDC mission as it pertains to Electronic Warfare and the EA-18G Growler. HAVOC is comprised of highly qualified Growler Tactics Instructors, or GTIs, that form the "tactical engine" of the EA-18G community, developing the tactics that get the most out of EA-18G sensors and weapons. HAVOC&rsquo;s mission is also to train Growler Aircrew and Intelligence Officers on those tactics during the Growler Tactics Instructor Course. The Growler Tactics Instructor Course is a rigorous 12 week syllabus of academic, simulator, and live fly events that earn graduates the Growler Tactics Instructor designation &ndash; the highest level of EA-18G tactical qualification that is recognized across Naval Aviation. <I>(SLD Info)</i></p> 8/16/2017 7:03:53 AM http://www.sldinfo.com/havoc-works-the-electronic-warfare-payload-in-the-digital-battlespace/ INDUSTRY NEWS: Iranian Navy to Start Electronic Warfare Drills Within Days https://sputniknews.com/military/201708151056487228-iran-drills-warfare/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52159>August 17, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Tehran is planning to start military drills with a focus on electronic warfare in the next few days, local media reported on Tuesday, citing Iranian Navy Commander Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari. Sayyari said while visiting the Iranian North Fleet in the city of Bandar Anzali that specialized drills engaging electronic warfare systems will be held in the southeastern Makran region in coming days, the Tasnim news agency reported. The Navy Commander stressed that Iran's naval forces were expected to stage 25 specialized war games by March 2018. <I>(Sputnik News, Russian State Sponsored Media)</i></p> 8/16/2017 7:02:00 AM https://sputniknews.com/military/201708151056487228-iran-drills-warfare/ INDUSTRY NEWS: How the Army is Driving the Cyber-EW Merger https://fcw.com/articles/2017/08/10/cyber-ew-army-johnson.aspx <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52159>August 17, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />The Army is beginning to implement recommendations from a cyber and electronic warfare doctrine released in April. Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., commander of the Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon said that the doctrine is the first of its kind to include standards and guidelines for electronic warfare and is now being integrated into the center's training for officers as well as enlisted soldiers. <I>(FCW)</i></p> 8/16/2017 6:59:47 AM https://fcw.com/articles/2017/08/10/cyber-ew-army-johnson.aspx INDUSTRY NEWS: Air Force Accelerates New JSTARS Surveillance Plane http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Air-Force-Accelerates-New-JSTARS-Surveillance-Plane--106189570 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52159>August 17, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Flying thousands of feet in the sky and zooming sensors in on enemy movement below, the Air Force manned Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System has been using advanced technology to gather and share combat-relevant information, circle above military operations and share key Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance data with service command and control. Since its combat missions during the Gulf War in the early 1990s, JSTARS has been an indispensable asset to combat operations, as it covers a wide swath of terrain across geographically diverse areas to scan for actionable intelligence and pertinent enemy activity. <I>(Scout Warrior)</i></p> 8/16/2017 7:28:31 AM http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Air-Force-Accelerates-New-JSTARS-Surveillance-Plane--106189570 INDUSTRY NEWS: Dr. William Conley on the Future of Electronic Warfare http://blog.executivebiz.com/2017/08/poc-keynote-speaker-dr-william-conley-on-the-future-of-electronic-warfare/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52159>August 17, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Electronic warfare is a pressing issue that the Pentagon has identified as part of the "third offset"&ndash;which is a collection of battlefield tech that the U.S. military has to master in order to get a leg-up on its competition, our adversaries, or their enemies. According to the July 2015 report, 21st Century Operations in a Complex Electromagnetic Environment the United States military is "no longer the overwhelming leader in these technologies." Whether this is for certain, Dr. William Conley, Deputy Director of Electronic Warfare, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L) of U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), will speak at the Potomac Officer&rsquo;s Club Electronic Warfare Forum on the morning of Sept. 12. <i>(Executive Biz)</i></p> 8/16/2017 7:07:03 AM http://blog.executivebiz.com/2017/08/poc-keynote-speaker-dr-william-conley-on-the-future-of-electronic-warfare/ 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=52158>August 10, 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 organised 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 Organisations. There will be an intense one-day Pre-Conference Tutorials preceding the Conference. The Conference is visualised 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> 8/9/2017 12:33:09 PM http://www.aoc-india.org INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy Essay: How the F-35C Will Change Naval Aviation http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/US-Navys-Integration-of-F-35C-Joint-Strike-Fighter-Will-Change-N-105799205 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52158>August 10, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />As the first director for the Navy&rsquo;s F-35C Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Fleet Integration Office, I have enjoyed the opportunities and challenges of bringing fifth-generation strike-fighter capabilities to the fleet. As this highly advanced weapons system matures, I am convinced the F-35C will be a cornerstone platform that plays a crucial role in mission success for Carrier Air Wings (CVW), Carrier Strike Groups (CSG) and numbered fleets. The F-35C will be a game-changer for the Navy. The F-35C Lightning II will introduce next generation strike-fighter aircraft capabilities to the Navy CVW , enabling the CSG and numbered fleets to effectively engage and survive a wide range of rapidly evolving threats, both air and surface, in contested airspace. <I>(Scout Warrior)</i></p> 8/9/2017 9:36:37 PM http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/US-Navys-Integration-of-F-35C-Joint-Strike-Fighter-Will-Change-N-105799205 INDUSTRY NEWS: Army Field Manual Provides Cyber, Electronic Warfare Template http://www.armytimes.com/show-reporter/technet-augusta/2017/08/09/army-field-manual-provides-cyber-electronic-warfare-template/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52158>August 10, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />As the Army both advances its posture within cyberspace and other nonkinetic domains of warfare and pushes ahead with emerging multi-domain concepts, one of the more critical elements is developing doctrine to inform commanders how they can leverage the capabilities resident in these spheres. The Army published an update to its field doctrine in April in the way of cyber and electromagnetic activities known as "Field Manual 3-12," the first such manual. <I>(Army Times)</i></p> 8/9/2017 9:27:59 PM http://www.armytimes.com/show-reporter/technet-augusta/2017/08/09/army-field-manual-provides-cyber-electronic-warfare-template/ INDUSTRY NEWS: &lsquo;Rolling The Marble:&rsquo; BG Saltzman On Air Force&rsquo;s Multi-Domain C2 System http://breakingdefense.com/2017/08/rolling-the-marble-bg-saltzman-on-air-forces-multi-domain-c2-system/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52158>August 10, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />In his first interview, the man overseeing the Air Force&rsquo;s attempt to build the first truly global command and control system says it will demand major changes to the US military. Multi-Domain Command & Control will demand changes to how America commands its troops around the world, to acquisition, to Air Force culture and its personnel system, and to the state of the art in military software. <I>(Breaking Defense)</i></p> 8/9/2017 9:33:54 PM http://breakingdefense.com/2017/08/rolling-the-marble-bg-saltzman-on-air-forces-multi-domain-c2-system/ INDUSTRY NEWS: First Electronic Warfare Prototypes from Army&rsquo;s Rapid Capabilities Office Put to Test https://www.defensenews.com/electronic-warfare/2017/08/07/first-electronic-warfare-prototypes-from-armys-rapid-capability-office-put-to-test/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.ecrow.org/newsletter-v6.asp?issueID=52158>August 10, 2017</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />Echoing through a remote part of one of the Army&rsquo;s largest U.S. training sites in the desert of the American southwest is a Top 40 song coming from an infantryman&rsquo;s cracked tablet glinting in the hot sun. The soldier has a variety of frequencies listed on the screen that his electronic warfare system has picked up. In this case, he&rsquo;s found an FM radio station to demonstrate his ability to find, track and pinpoint signals, as well as decipher whether those signals are coming from friendlies, from the surrounding civilian population or from enemy forces. <i>(Defense News)</i></p> 8/9/2017 9:26:36 PM https://www.defensenews.com/electronic-warfare/2017/08/07/first-electronic-warfare-prototypes-from-armys-rapid-capability-office-put-to-test/