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BEAT THE PRICE INCREASE: Introduction to UAVs and UASs Course
This course, April 25-26 at AOC Headquarters in Alexandria, VA, provides a practical introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs), their missions, payloads, data links and performance. The main thrust of the course is to understand the traceability of mission-related performance requirements from the target, through the payloads and data links, to the operational user. Register now! Registration prices increase after April 15.
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DRAFT AGENDA AND NEW SPEAKERS: The 4th Annual EW Capability Gaps Conference
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. Confirmed keynote speakers include Rear Admiral Kendall L. Card, Director of Concepts, Strategies and Integration for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6); and Mr. Steve Callicutt, USSTRATCOM J8 Director, Capability and Resource Integration. Check out the new draft agenda and register today!
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CALL FOR PAPERS: AOC 48th International Symposium and Convention
The AOC's annual symposium and convention, "Victory Through the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum," will take place November 13-16 in Washington, DC. The AOC is seeking original, unclassified and classified papers that discuss advancements in EW technologies and strategies from their conceptual phase through development and testing, into the user’s hands. Submissions are due June 1.
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AOC has partnered with the bi-annual Defense Security & Equipment International (DSEi), the world's largest fully integrated defense and security exhibition, to host an EW pavilion at the 2011 event September 13-16 at ExCeL London, UK. The 2009 event featured more than 25,000 attendees and more than 1,200 exhibitors from 98 countries showcasing the latest technology and products from the defense electronics sector. Join AOC in the EW Pavilion, showcasing electronic warfare capabilities for attendees  including the more than 70 country delegations expected during the event. Join the AOC in showcasing EW to the international defense technology community.
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REGISTER NOW: AOC/Shephard Electronic Warfare 2011
Confirmed speakers for EW 2011 May 25-27 in Berlin, Germany, include Lieutenant General Friedrich Wilhelm Ploeger, Deputy Commander HQ Allied Air Command Ramstein, DEU AF, Colonel Thomas Lorber, Chairman, NATO EW Advisory Committee (NEWAC) and many more. COMINT Day: Plath has partnered with the conference to provide a COMINT seminar on May 25. Don't miss this key EW conference in Europe this year.
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JUST ANNOUNCED: EW Asia 2011 in Singapore this December
AOC has partnered with Shephard to produce EW Asia, December 6-7 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. This conference will address emerging spectrum warfare issues to include electronic warfare, spectrum management and battle management issues associated with an increasingly congested and contested EMS. The event brings together electronic warfare operators, procurers, requirement setters and the industry that supports them from around the region in a rapidly evolving mission area while providing the opportunity for international industry to explore the possibilities in this rapidly expanding market area.
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X-Com Systems
INDUSTRY NEWS: 12-Month Moratorium on UK Defense Spending
The British defense sector is facing a 12-month spending moratorium by the Ministry of Defence as part of an agreement on funding for the financial year that started earlier this week. (Defense News)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Point Mugu Celebrates its Electronic Warfare History
The birth 60 years ago of electronic warfare at Point Mugu &ndsah; was celebrated on Thursday, March 31, with displays, guest speakers and a luncheon for more than 400 people at what is today Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu. (The Lighthouse)
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Agilent Technologies Canada Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS: Cherry Point Marines, Squadrons Win Awards
Four squadrons and three individual Marines from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing received top awards from the Marine Corps Aviation Association. Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 at Cherry Point was named Electronic Warfare Squadron of the Year. (Havelock News)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: A400M Contract Amendment Signed, as Test Fleet Passes 1,400 Flight Hours
Airbus Military's A400M program has received a key boost, with the 7 April signature of a contract amendment on the behalf of its seven European customers. The development comes as flight testing of the transport has passed 1,400 hours in almost 450 sorties. (Flightglobal)
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Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS: Kill Switches are Changing the Conduct and Politics of War
In the 1991 Gulf War Iraq’s armed forces used American-made color photocopiers to produce their battle plans. That was a mistake. The circuitry in some of them contained concealed transmitters that revealed their position to American electronic-warfare aircraft, making bomb and missile strikes more precise. (The Economist)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: New F-35 Cost Concerns Emerge
The embattled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is facing the threat of $3 billion or more in higher costs related to taxes and tariffs on components and subassemblies traveling around its international supply network. (Aviation Week)
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CTT, Inc.
Contract News

The US Air Force's Air Armaments Center (AAC)
at Eglin AFB, FL, is assessing industry responses to a request for information regarding near-term, non-developmental "counter- communications defeat" weapons systems. The goal is to assess available solutions to help the AAC determine "cost, schedule, technical risks and potential for demonstration and Quick Reaction Capability." The technical point of contact for this effort is Ronald Rabiansky, 850-883-3243, e-mail ronald.rabiansky.ctr@eglin.af.mil.

Alliant Techsystems
(Clearwater, FL) has been awarded a $32.4 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract exercising an option for up to 1,700 AAR-47 missile warning system weapons replaceable assemblies for installation on various service and foreign military helicopters, rotorcraft and low/slow fixed-wing aircraft. The assemblies include 600 A(V)2 and B(V)2 integrated optical sensor converters; 200 A(V)2 and B(V)2 computer processors; and 100 A(V)2/B(V)2 control indicators. Work is expected to be completed in January 2014.

AAI Corp
(Hunt Valley, MD) has been awarded a $7.8 million modification to a previously awarded contract to procurement of universal test sets used to support operational level testing of Joint Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device EW systems currently in theater. Work will be performed in Charleston, SC, and is scheduled for completion by February 2012.

ITT Electronic Systems
(Thousand Oaks, CA) has won a $9.5 million contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane (Crane, IN) to supply Interference Cancellation Systems (INCANS) for EA-6B and EA-18G aircraft.

Northrop Grumman
(Rolling Meadows, IL) has completed the first round of flight testing of its Guardian System directed IR countermeasures suite onboard a KC-135 from the National Guard's 190th Air Refueling Wing based in Topeka, KS. Planning for the Operational Utility Evaluation (OUE) began in early 2010, and additional OUE flights are scheduled through June, including tests at Eglin AFB, FL.

Lockheed Martin
(Fort Worth, TX) has been awarded an $18.5 million firm-fixed-price contract modification for non-recurring labor, materials and 233 kits to update the configuration of the EW power supply on the F-22 fleet. Work will be performed at Marietta, GA, Fort Worth TX, and Nashua, NH.

TriaSys Technologies Corp
(Chelmsford, MA) has acquired SIGINT product-line assets from Signami, LLC. The new additions include the 7500EXL PCM communications demodulator and demultiplexer, the SignalWorks suite for signal analysis software, SigDig III compact IF data acquisition system, as well as the Phoenix and Vireo products. TriaSys will occupy a portion of the former Signami office and retain some former Signami personnel in Maryland to continue support of the product line and expand the customer base.

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

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Upcoming Industry Conferences
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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July 19-20: "Inteligizing Operations" in Electronic Warfare for the 21st Century Conference
Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
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August 23-25: 13th Annual Space Protection Conference
Kirtland AFB, NM
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August 28-September 1: InfowarCon Europe 2011
NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
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September 13-15: InfowarCon Cyber Conference
Linthicum Heights, MD
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Upcoming AOC Courses
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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July 11-15: Fundamental Principles of EW
Alexandria, VA
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August 2-5: Introduction to Information Operations
Alexandria, VA
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