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REGISTER NOW: 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: "Victory Through the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum," the 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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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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Because of its successful role in Iraq and Afghanistan, EW is currently enjoying elevated status within the DoD. Concurrently, the DoD faces a period of austere budgets, requiring an efficient management of resources and a clear-headed view of emerging security requirements. The AOC's EW Leader Course provides a broad, high-level overview of current EW topics and DoD development processes that will help inform and reinforce an understanding of the operational contexts of EW in those leaders who may or may not be directly involved in operations.
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EXHIBIT: At the AOC's EW Pavilion at DSEi
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. 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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MAKE PLANS NOW: To Attend 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.
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X-Com Systems
INDUSTRY NEWS: Air Force’s Future Laser Will Fry Enemy Sensors
The Air Force is tight-lipped about this one so far. But it’s seeking a new laser that can fry anything an adversary might use to track its planes. As air defense goes, the fact that Moammar Gadhafi hasn’t been able to launch any anti-aircraft missiles at US or allied planes goes to show that the Air Force and Navy have a pretty good bead on the electronic signals emitted by enemy sensors. (Wired)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Electronic Battlefields Assigned, but Management Remains Elusive
The US military has embraced electromagnetic warfare, but now the Air Force and Navy have to decide who does what and how they can coordinate the laying on of effects without creating an unmanageable electronic soup. (Aviation Week)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy Successfully Tests Prototype Ocean-Going Laser Weapon
Science fiction became science fact when the US Navy barbecued an outboard motor off the coast of California. This was no pleasure-boating mishap: It was the first successful test of a high-energy laser and proof that a weapon using that technology could protect Navy ships or immobilize pirates. (CNN)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Embraer to Upgrade 11 Brazilian F-5 Fighters
Embraer Defense and Security will update a fleet of 11 Brazilian F-5 fighters recently acquired from Jordan. The deal also includes supply of an additional flight simulator for the Air Force. (Defense News)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Harrier Retirement was Unavoidable, says RAF Chief
Debate has escalated over the UK government's controversial decision to retire its last BAE Systems Harrier GR9 ground-attack aircraft late last year, with the Royal Air Force's current involvement in action over Libya having focused attention on the issue. (Flightglobal)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Russia to Compete with EU on Spectrum Use
EU countries bordering Russia will not meet ambitious deadlines set by the European Commission to free up new radio spectrum for wireless broadband because they will have to compete with large-scale Russian military deployment, reveal industry sources. (EurActiv.com)
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CTT, Inc.
L-3 Approved for Low-Rate Initial Production of EP-3E Spiral 3 Aircraft
L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Platform Integration division has been approved to begin low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the US Navy's EP-3E Spiral 3-configured aircraft, featuring an upgraded intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) mission avionics suite.

Elbit Systems' Brazilian Subsidiary, AEL Sistemas, and Embraer Sign Strategic Agreement Focusing on the UAS Market
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary, AEL Sistemas S.A ("AEL") signed a strategic agreement with Embraer Defesa e Seguranca S.A., a subsidiary of Embraer S.A (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: BR3) ("Embraer"), during the Latin American Aerospace & Defense (LAAD) Exhibition 2011.
Kilgore Flares Co., LLC, Toone, TN, was awarded on April 8 a $7,532,668 firm fixed-price contract for 61,200 M206 decoy countermeasure flares, and 99,360 MJU-7A/B infrared countermeasure flares. Work will be performed at Toone, Tenn., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2013.

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Bethpage, NY, is being awarded a $6,596,601 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price delivery order issued against basic order agreement (N00019-10-G-0004) to exercise an option to provide spare consumables and spare repairables for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Low Rate Initial Production Lot 2 as well as the Hawkeye Integrated Training System Trainers.

Dynetics, Incorporated of Huntsville, AL., Georgia Tech Applied Research Institute of Atlanta, GA and MilTec Corporation of Huntsville, AL, are being awarded a $45 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for firm, fixed-priced hardware, software, and design, and a cost reimbursable line item for travel and a Not Separately Priced Line item for data. This effort provides C4I & munitions test improvement.

Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, VA, was awarded a $279,294,136 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract April 12, 2011. The award will provide for the airborne intelligence and surveillance and reconnaissance services for the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.

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Upcoming Industry Conferences
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
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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