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IMT - Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
HIGHLIGHTING JOINT-FORCE PERSPECTIVES: Register for the 42nd Annual Collaborative EW Symposium, January 24-26
The Mugu Crows Chapter of the AOC, under a co-sponsorship agreement with NAWCWD, will hold the Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium at the Ronald Reagan Library on January 24 and at Pt. Mugu, CA, on January 25-26. This conference is designed to look forward with an aim to understand the potential collaborative EW solution vectors to achieve interoperability in the near and long-term.
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PLEASE HELP AOC Create EW Professional Credentials
AOC needs your input to help define the content of a professional credentialing program and associated educational materials for spectrum warfare professionals (e.g., electronic warfare and spectrum control professionals.) Specifically, we need you to complete a formal survey that is part of the AOC Job/Task Analysis study of the profession of spectrum warfare professionals. 

The survey was prepared by a panel of spectrum warfare professionals under the direction of credentialing experts from The Caviart Group. It is designed to determine the tasks that spectrum warfare professionals do in their job and the knowledge, skills and abilities required to do those tasks. The results of this survey will be analyzed and will guide the design of future professional credentials for spectrum warfare professionals.

Click here to take the survey
. It should take you less than 30 minutes to complete.

This study is on a tight schedule so it is important that you respond to the survey as soon as possible. The survey will close on January 24, 2012, but please complete it today!

If you have any problems using the survey site, please email Clarence "Buck" Chaffee at The Caviart Group at  cchaffee@thecaviartgroup.com. He will respond within 48 hours.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!
AOC RECOGNIZES THE DANGERS of Persistent GPS Interference
The November 2011 testing of LightSquared's wireless broadband service proposal found no significant interference to cellular phone text and voice capabilities but did find significant disruption of most all general purpose approved Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers. GPS receivers are used throughout our national infrastructures, in aviation flight safety systems and by private users and emergency services.
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SUSTAINING U.S. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP: New DoD Report on Priorities for 21st Century Defense
The DoD has released its new strategic guidance document articulating priorities for 21st century defense that sustains U.S. global leadership with a future Joint Force that is "smaller and leaner" but is also "agile, flexible, ready and technologically advanced."
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Elektrobit Inc.
CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED TO FEB. 3: AOC Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) Radar, Counter LPI and ELINT Receiver Conference

The paper submission deadline for the AOC LPI Radar, Counter LPI and ELINT Receiver Technologies Conference is extended to February 3. Refer to the call for papers below for submission guidelines. The important dates are:

  • Extended summaries due: February 3
  • Notification of acceptance: February 17
  • Final extended summary submission: March 1
  • Author registration with AOC: February-March

On behalf of the AOC and the NPS Center for Joint Services Electronic Warfare, you are cordially invited to submit a paper(s) to the Symposium on LPI Radar, Counter LPI and ELINT Receiver Technologies Conference (to be held at the S/NF classification) at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, from March 27-29.
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DISCUSS THE IMPACTS OF EXTREMISM at Information Operations Europe, February 22-23
This conference explores how individuals and groups use the information environment to advance extremism within nation states. The events surrounding the "Arab Spring" awakened Western countries to the plight of disenfranchised populations in the Arab Region and Northern Africa. Large groups of disaffected people coalesced their anger to overthrow long-standing governments. These groups leveraged the information environment to communicate on a world stage while garnering support within their home nations, across their region and from the entire world. This same information environment is available to other groups to advance their goals and objectives.
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X-Com Systems
REGISTER NOW: EWCI-2012, Second International Conference on Electronic Warfare, Bangalore, India
Register for the AOC India Chapter's Second International Conference on Electronic Warfare, February 21-24, 2012 in Bangalore, India. This international EW event includes exhibits, education and much more.
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Iran Claims U.S. Drone's Sensors Confirm Ill Intent
Iran's former Defense Minister says sensors used in a US RQ-170 spy drone, which was recently captured in eastern Iran, clearly prove that it had been designed to violate the country's airspace. (PressTV) Note that this site does connect to a news source in Iran.
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INDUSTRY NEWS: The U.S. Navy Goes Back to the Future
Three years ago the U.S. Navy decided to build only three of the new DDG-1000 class ships and resume building older DDG-51 Arleigh Burke class destroyers instead. It was a matter of cost. The DDG-51 is less than half the cost of the DDG-1000, but some navy officials believe that, in the long run, the larger and more expensive DDG-1000 would be a better investment. The key problem here is the inability of the Navy to control costs and cost estimates and the inability of the DDG-51s to provide space for new technologies. (Strategy Page)
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CTT, Inc.
INDUSTRY NEWS: Mercury Expanding ISR Business With KOR Acquisition
Mercury Computer Systems Inc. is acquiring KOR Electronics Inc. of California and a KOR subsidiary Paragon Dynamics Inc. The acquisition will expand Mercury's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance subsystems business for defense contractors. (UPI.com)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: U.S. Sells Jets to Saudi Arabia for $30b
The U.S. will sell nearly $30 billion worth of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia in a deal the White House says will reinforce security in the Gulf amid mounting tensions with Iran. (ABC News)
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Assemblies inc
Upcoming Industry Conferences and Tradeshows

January 24-26: 42nd Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium
Pt. Mugu, CA
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February 21-24: Second Annual International Conference on Electronic Warfare
Bangalore, India
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February 22-23: InfowarCon Europe
NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
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March 18-22: Dixie Crow Symposium 37
Warner Robins, GA
Call for Papers
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March 27-29: Low Probability of Intercept/ELINT Conference
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA
Call for Papers
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April 4-5: Training, Tactics and Testing in the Contested EMS
Las Vegas, NV
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April 10-12: SOF EW: Training, Test and Special Ops in the EMS
Hurlburt Field, FL (Ft. Walton Beach, FL)
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May 8-10: 5th Annual EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference
Crane, IN
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May 9-11: EW Europe 2012
Rome, Italy
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June 17-22: IEEE International Microwave Symposium (MTT-S)
Montreal, Canada
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Clausewitz Technology
Upcoming AOC Courses
January 23-24: Survey of Electromagnetic Battle Control Applications Course
In conjunction with the 42nd Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium at the Naval Air Warfare Center- Weapons Division, Pt. Mugu, CA
Westlake Village, CA
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February 28-March 2: Introduction to Radar and Electronic Warfare Course
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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March 13-16: Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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March 26: Leveraging LPI Technologies
In conjunction with the Low Probability of Intercept/ELINT Conference at the US Navy Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
Monterey, CA
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April 2-3: Modeling & Simulation Course
in conjunction with the Training, Tactics and Testing in a Congested EMS Conference at Nellis AFB and Rio Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
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