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Happy Fourth of July!
The AOC's offices will be closed Monday for the US Fourth of July holidays.
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REGISTER NOW: Intelligent EW Operations Conference, August 10-11, and Pre-Conference Course, August 8-9
This new conference, done in conjunction with NMIA, seeks to bring congruency to the EW enterprise by enabling the EW community to influence and plan for the future intelligence needs of the next 10 years through a better understanding of intelligence analysis priorities, resources and processes. Don't miss this chance to better prepare for the EW system needs of the coming decade. Make the most of your trip by attending the pre-Conference course: Intelligence Support for Spectrum Operations, August 8-9, on-site at the Manassas campus.
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AOC CONTEST: Recruit New Members and Win Free Prizes!
AOC Community Contest! Who can recruit most heavily? The top recruiter receives free prizes! Contest deadline: Recruit the most new members between June 30 and August 31 and you have a chance to win either:

  • 1st Place: Wins a 32GB iPod Touch 4th Generation
  • 2nd Place: wins a Nikon COOLPIX camera (Includes LowproCase, DIGIPOWER Rechargeable Battery and 4GB SDHC Card)
Click here for an AOC Membership Application
(Application must have the recruiter name filled out. If your recruited member is joining online, please be sure to have him email us your name). 

More Recruiter Benefits:
5 New Members: Receive an AOC recruitment coffee mug.
25 New Members: $20 AOC Bucks redeemable the AOC store. 
50 New Members: $50 AOC Bucks redeemable at the AOC store and a one-year AOC dues credit. 

Any questions concerning the contest please contact the AOC membership department at (703) 549-1600 or oneilin@crows.org.
REGISTRATION OPENS FRIDAY: 48th AOC International Symposium & Convention
Mark your calendar for the biggest AOC community event of the year! In 2011, the AOC's 48th Annual International Symposium & Convention returns to Washington, D.C., from November 13-16. This year's theme of "Victory Through the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum" will inspire discussions, educational tracks and sessions about strategic uses of the EMS across military operations. Keynote speakers include Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. Early bird registration opens July 1; reserve your space before September 1 and save on your registration fees!
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PRICES INCREASE JULY 8: Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course, July 19-22
This course provides an overview of Electronic Warfare from its roots in Electronic Combat to its contemporary EM Spectrum Warfare applications. Although this is not a technical course aimed at engineers, certain technological principles will be presented in order to baseline attendees that will help demonstrate the unique knowledge, skills and abilities that warfare across the EM spectrum requires. Rates increase July 8, so register today!
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PART 1 OF A NEW SERIES: Meet Lynn Berg, the AOC's Newest Course Instructor
Lynn Berg, USAF (Ret.), joined the AOC's Educational Courses as its newest instructor in early 2011. Our three-part series highlights Mr. Berg's extensive EW experience and the course he helped develop, the new Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course. The next course is scheduled for July 19-22 at the AOC Headquarters in Alexandria, Va.
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PLAN TO ATTEND: AOC EW Pavilion September 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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INDUSTRY NEWS: UK MoD to Announce Armed Forces Reforms
A radical overhaul of the Ministry of Defence is set to be announced by defence secretary Liam Fox. Dr. Fox is to reveal a package of plans to help ensure there is no repeat of actions that led to a £38bn black hole in the department. (The News, Portsmouth)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Cyber-Ops Become Critical ISR Tool
Cyber-operations are quickly becoming a formidable element in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and may soon be the dominant tool for maintaining international situational awareness of adversaries and potential foes. (Aviation Week)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: More Upgrades Seen for USAF F-16s
The F-35′s delayed arrival means the U.S. Air Force will likely need to upgrade its long-serving F-16s, which make up half the service’s fighter fleet. (Defense News)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Chinese Navy Mission Reveals Secret Drone
It was another big reveal in a long history of them. Six months after the Chinese air force let the first photos of its new stealth fighter leak online, Beijing’s military has "accidentally" showed off another secretive weapon system: a small drone, apparently used to scout ahead of China’s fast-growing fleet of warships. (Wired)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: US Forces Training for "Electronic War"
The US military forces based in one of their largest bases in Iraq are reportedly taking part in exercises meant to prepare them for the launch of an electronic war. The drills are underway in the Al-Bakr Air Base – a former name for the US Joint Base Balad or Camp Anaconda – which is located near the city of Balad in central Iraq. (PressTV)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Airbus Military and IAI Elta Systems Announce Year-Old Partnership on Low-Cost AEW Project
Airbus Military’s partner on the C295 AEW program was revealed here yesterday as IAI Elta Systems. The pair has been working on the airborne-early-warning project for nearly a year. (AIN)
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Elbit to Supply DIRCM to Italian Air Force
Elbit Systems Ltd. announced at the Paris Air Show that it was awarded a contract valued in excess of $15 million by Elettronica S.p.A to participate in a program to supply the ELT/572 DIRCM (Directed Infra-Red Countermeasures) system for installation on various platforms of the Italian Air Force, including the C130J, C27J and AW101. (MarketWatch)
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MASS Wins Project Shepherd Contract
Cohort subsidiary MASS Consultants has won a multi-million pound contract as part of the Logica-led 'Team Excalibur' for key aspects of the Ministry of Defence's Project Shepherd.(StockMarketWire)
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Northrop Grumman Names Janine Nyre VP of Radio Frequency Combat and Information Systems
Northrop Grumman Corporation has named Janine Nyre vice president of Radio Frequency Combat and Information Systems (RFCIS) for the company's Land and Self Protection Systems Division, effective immediately. (defpro)
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Terma North America Appoints Steve Gress President & CEO
Terma North America Inc., a subsidiary of the Denmark-based Terma A/S, has appointed Steve Gress Jr. as President & CEO, effective immediately. (Avionics Intelligence)
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BAE Consolidating, But No Jobs to Be Affected, Company Says
Defense contractor BAE Systems announced this week that a new internal realignment should not affect jobs at its Nashua headquarters or any other facility. (Nashua Telegraph)
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Upcoming Industry Conferences and Tradeshows
August 10-11: Intelligent EW Operations Conference
Manassas, Va.
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August 28-September 1: InfowarCon Europe 2011

NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
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September 13-15: Maneuvering in Cyberspace and IO: InfowarCon Cyber

Linthicum Heights, Md.
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September 13-16: DSEi
London, UK
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November 13-16: 48th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention
Washington, D.C.
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November 29-December 1: Converging Cyber, IO and EW Conference
Charleston, S.C.
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December 7-8: EW Payloads on RPA's Conference
Nellis and Creech AFBs, Las Vegas, Nev.
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Upcoming AOC Courses
July 19-22: Essentials of 21st Century EW Course
Alexandria, Va.
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August 2-5: Introduction to Information Operations
Alexandria, Va.
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August 4-5: Directed Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) Principles Course
Palmdale, Calif.
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August 8-9: Intelligence Support for Spectrum Operations
Manassas, Va.
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August 8-12: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs): Missions, Payloads, Links and Performance Course
Palmdale, Calif.
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August 15-19: Electro-Optics and Infrared (EO/IR) Fundamentals and EO/IR Countermeasures for EW Engineers and Managers Course
Palmdale, Calif.
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September 20-23: ELINT and Modern Signals Course
Alexandria, Va.
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