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REGISTER NOW: The 4th Annual EW Capability Gaps Conference is Just a Month Away
The theme for the 4th Annual EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference May 3-5 at Crane, IN, asks "Has the EW Vision Blurred or is it Just Being Refocused?" Make plans now to attend this key event, which provides a forum for professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields, to discuss issues related to the requirements of EW programs, platforms and operations.
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COMING TO WARNER ROBINS: Applied 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course
Our four-day Applied 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course is on the road this spring. This innovative new course provides intense sessions with Q&A opportunities and informal networking events. Discussions focus on the applications, capabilities and processes relevant to conducting and sustaining EMS warfare operations. We hope you join us to learn about advanced EW concepts and emerging technologies from leading subject-matter experts.

Warner Robins, GA - April 19-22

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RSVP TODAY: Technology Advances in EW Modeling and Simulation Symposium
"Technology Advances in EW Modeling and Simulation," the 2011 annual technology symposium from the AOC Capitol Club and the Tactical Electronic Warfare Division at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL/TEWD) takes place April 20. RSVP and other attendance instructions are due April 6.
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PRICES INCREASE TOMORROW: Save by Registering Now for EO/IR Fundamentals for EW Engineers & Managers
This popular and recently updated course provides engineers, technicians, project managers, and program managers, working in the field of electronic warfare (EW), with a solid understanding of the basics of electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) system design, operation, and performance. Emphasis is placed on understanding how operational requirements and environmental concerns drive system design, and how systems engineering tradeoffs affect operational performance.
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STORY OF THE WEEK: Report from the EW Industry Gatekeepers Meeting
The AOC held successful back-to-back Joint Electronic Attack and Modeling and Simulation Conferences, March 14-18 at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV. A highlight of both conferences was the inaugural meeting of the AOC EW Industry Gatekeepers. The Gatekeepers are an advisory council of leaders from EW industry who passionately work to ensure that the community works together to provide present and future electronic warfare capabilities.
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IN TWO WEEKS: FiestaCrow 2011, April 11-13
The week leading up to FiestaCrow 2011 is a busy one, with the Applied 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course (April 5-8), the Cyber Security Caucus Summit (April 9) and the 6th National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (April 8-10). Don't miss all the amazing events in San Antonio. Make plans now to attend.
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NEXT WEEK: AOC Capitol Club 3rd Annual Professional Development Program
The AOC Capitol Club will host our 3rd Annual Professional Development Program April 13. Our goal is to prepare AOC military members for transition and non-military members for changing positions/companies by providing presentations and seminars designed to make our members more competitive in job hunting.
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LIBYA OPERATION: Initial Libya Mission Complete, Successful, Gates Says
US aircraft will remain on standby as NATO takes over multilateral operations in Libya and the coalition considers its future role there, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told a Senate committee yesterday. (Defense.gov)
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LIBYA OPERATION: Gaddafi Army 'Not at Breaking Point'
Libya leader Muammar Gaddafi's armed forces are not close to a breaking point despite hundreds of allied air strikes, American military chiefs have said. (BBC News)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Defense Funding for Cybersecurity is Hard to Pin Down
How much does the military plan to spend on cybersecurity next year? The answer depends on whom you ask and when. In mid-February, the White House proposed spending $2.3 billion on cybersecurity at the Defense Department in the release of its 2012 budget request. Simultaneously, Air Force officials announced their cybersecurity request would be $4.6 billion. (Nextgov)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: What US Military Buys Just As Important As How Much It Costs
With two-thirds of National Journal’s National Security Insiders saying they would support deeper defense cuts than what Defense Secretary Robert Gates proposed in January, a panel of them said on Tuesday that adapting weapons-buying priorities to anticipate future conflicts will help make difficult decisions to trim the budget. (National Journal)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: NSAWC Electronics Warfare School Focuses on 21st Century Technology
Naval aviation has taken a gigantic step forward in electronic warfare at the Strike and Air Warfare Center at Naval Air Station Fallon. The Airborne Electronic Attack Weapons School (AEAWS) Growler Tactics Instructor course began instruction Monday as aviators learn one of the most sophisticated systems the US Navy. (Lahontan Valley News)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy Celebrates 100 Years of Aviation Dominance
Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, welcomed more than 400 military officials, civilian employees and dignitaries Thursday to celebrate the centennial of Naval aviation and 60 years of electronic warfare research and development. (Ventura County Star)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Anritsu Presents Techtime Tour in Six Cities
The Techtime Tour, presented by Anritsu Company, is a complimentary full-day educational seminar focused on the applications of Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs). Presentations will include both lecture and live demonstrations presented by industry experts. Bring your VNA questions or real-world challenges and come away with solutions.
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Contract News
The Naval Research Laboratory's Tactical EW Division
RFI for 6- to 18-GHz RF high-power amplifiers that could be used in shipboard EW applications. Responses are due April 8.

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (Fairfax, VA) has received a $6.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise firm-fixed-price options for the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) fiscal 2011 Block 1B1 and 1B2 full-rate production and spares. SEWIP Block 1 is providing enhanced EW capabilities to existing ship combat systems and Block 1B1 provides a standalone specific emitter identification (SEI) subsystem to ships with the active SLQ-32(V). Block 1B2 integrates the SEI subsystem with the improved control and display software to the passive SLQ-32(V) variant. Work will be performed in Fairfax, VA, and is scheduled for completion by July 2012.

Lockheed Martin MS2
(Syracuse, NY) held a successful critical design review of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 upgrade for US Navy program officials. Under the SEWIP Block 2 contract, the company is slated to deliver two prototypes by 2012.

Cobham's Analytics Solutions business
(Huntsville, AL) has won a $4.7 million delivery order from the US Army for initial design and development of a mobile IR/UV threat simulator for the Army's Multi-spectral Sea and Land Target Simulator (MSALTS) program. With production options, the program is valued at $56 million.

ITT Electronic Systems
(Clifton, NJ) has received a $14.8 million contract option for Lot 8 production of the AN/ALQ-214(V)3 on-board jammer for US Navy F/A-18E/F aircraft. Final deliveries are expected by November 2013.

Northrop Grumman (Rolling Meadows, IL) has won a $34 million US Navy contract for non-recurring engineering efforts to integrate advanced threat warning into Department of Navy AAQ-24 Large Aircraft IR Countermeasures systems on US Navy and US Marine Corps helicopters. The contract will run through February 2013.

News does not represent the views of or endorsement by the AOC.

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Upcoming Industry Conferences
April 11-14: FiestaCrow 2011
San Antonio, TX
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April 12-15: Latin American Defense & Security
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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April 20: AOC Capitol Club 3rd Annual Government/Industry Technical Interchange
Washington, DC
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May 3-5: 4th Annual EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference
Crane, IN
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May 5: 8th Israeli AOC Conference
Kibbutz Shefayim, Israel
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May 25-27: AOC/Shephard Electronic Warfare 2011
Berlin, Germany
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June 5-10: International Microwave Symposium
Baltimore, MD
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June 13-16: InfowarCon Europe 2011
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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Upcoming AOC Courses
April 18-22: EO/IR Fundamentals for EW Engineers and Managers
Alexandria, VA
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April 19-22: Applied 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course
Warner Robins, GA
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April 25-26: Introduction to UAVs and UASs: Missions, Payloads, Links and Performance Course
Alexandria, VA
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April 28-29: Directed Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) Principles Course
Alexandria, VA
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May 16-18: Electronic Warfare Leader Course
Alexandria, VA
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