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LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: EW Europe 2013, May 28-30 in Cologne, Germany


  • Maj. Gen. Jochen Both, NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force Commander, Germany Lieutenant
  • Gen. Robert J. Elder, Jr., USAF (Ret.), AOC President
Electronic Warfare Europe, May 29-30 in Cologne, Germany, is an unrivaled forum discussing the latest in EW across land, maritime, air/space and EM environments.

With the widest ranging attendance of any EW gathering in the world and an exhibition showcasing the latest technology, tools and equipment all under one roof, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Come and meet the leaders and operators across government, defense and industry that are shaping the future of EW.

Electronic Warfare Europe provides attendees with unparalleled opportunities to learn from operational feedback, network with key decision-makers and understand the shape of future requirements in the EW arena.

May 28: Intelligence Workshop
Sponsored by PLATH, the Intelligence Workshop is a free-to-attend event. This full-day seminar will host many of Europe’s leading experts from the military, the intelligence service and industry. It will brief delegates on today’s cutting edge technology and some of its operational implications.

Current AOC members receive 25% off registration when you use promo code De75010 when registering!

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CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED TO MAY 31: AOC 2013 Land EW Conference: Innovation and Demonstration, December 10-11

Due to protracted acquisitions and traditional doctrinal warfare solutions there is a lack of exposure or appreciation for the cutting-edge innovation and technological development resulting in missed opportunities to provide warfighters the most up-to-date spectrum and information related capabilities.

The 2013 Land EW Conference: Innovation and Demonstration will be held December 10-11 in Quantico, VA, to provide a forum for government and commercial attendees to both appreciate the latest innovations and/or witness how these tactics may be implemented.


The AOC is soliciting original technical abstracts for the second Land EW Conference in Quantico, Virginia. The conference will host eight technical innovation sessions on Day 1 and three industry demonstrations on Day 2.

For more information or questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lauren Stewart, Meeting Logistics Manager with the Association of Old Crows, at stewart@crows.org.

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Hostile Emitter Location: A Critical EW Capability

June 27, 2 p.m. EDT

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In this 45-minute presentation, Dave Adamy will describe the approaches to the passive location of hostile transmitters and the important techniques in current use. Each technique will be described at the system level along with typical applications, the typical location accuracy achieved, and important features and shortcomings. Calibration approaches and practical application challenges will also be discussed.

About Dave Adamy
Dave Adamy has been an EW Systems Engineer, in and out of uniform, for 50 years – working on EW systems from just above D.C. to just above daylight, mounted on platforms from submarines to space. Almost all of these systems included emitter location capabilities. Since 1984, he has run his own company, performing studies for the U.S. government and defense contractors. He also has presented dozens of courses in the U.S. and allied countries on EW and related subjects. He has published more than 200 professional articles on EW, receiver system design and closely related subjects, including the popular "EW 101" column in the Journal of Electronic Defense. He holds an MSEE (communication theory) and has 11 books in print.
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SUPPORT THE AOC at the 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention

Due to sequestration and curtailed government and military travel, the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention, October 27-30, is one of the few chances your company will have in 2013 for vital face-to-face interaction with your Spectrum Warfare suppliers and customers. It is the most cost-effective vehicle for en-masse discussions between you and military.

To adapt to this new fiscal reality, the AOC recently announced complimentary Symposium registration to both military personnel AND government civilians. Because of the large concentration of military and government personnel around the Washington, D.C. Beltway, this local Symposium will prove to be a widely attended mission-critical meeting of industry, academia, military and government. To accomplish this momentous event, the AOC community needs your support now more than ever.

Sponsorship makes an important statement about your company’s role in supporting our industry. It marks who the leaders are without regard to size and it offers benefits that are difficult to obtain elsewhere.

We welcome your ideas for tailoring any sponsorships or developing something new to fit your needs. Plan early for the best availability and exposure. Visit the Additional Branding Opportunities page to learn how your company can get involved for as little as $500!

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EDUCATION IN YOUR BACKYARD: Take Advantage of Great Courses Coming to You in the D.C. Area!

June 18-21
Advanced EW

Instructor: Dave Adamy
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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July 16-17
Survey of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) EW Applications and Payloads

Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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August 6-9
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare

Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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October 22-25
Electronic Warfare Update

Instructor: Dave Adamy
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 26
PRI Analysis and Deinterleaving Course

Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 26-27
Survey of Electronic Warfare Battle Management (EWBM) Concepts
Instructor: Lynn Berg
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 27
Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) Radar and What to do About it
Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 31-November 1
Survey of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) EW Applications and Payloads
Instructor: Lynn Berg
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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October 31-November 1
Using Technical CONOPS to Save (Even GROW) Your Project/Program During Declining Budgets
Instructor: Mack McKinney
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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November 12-15
ELINT and Modern Signals Course

Instructor: Richard G. Wiley, Ph.D.
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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CALL FOR PAPERS: AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention

The AOC Symposium Committee is soliciting original unclassified English language technical papers for the 50th International Symposium and Convention from U.S. and International leaders, operators, subject matter experts and thinkers from the military, academia and industry. If you hear the call and fit the bill you are invited to submit an abstract of presentation in one of these sessions:

•    Future Military Acquisition Strategies in the C6 Battlespace
•    Industry Response: Future Strategies in the C6 Battlespace
•    International Partnerships
•    The Speed of EW
•    Developing Future EM Operations Warriors
•    Navigation and Communications in the C6 Battlespace
•    Advanced EW Technologies
•    Effects Integration: EW-Cyber-Directed Energy-Kinetic
•    Game Changing Technologies: Revolution Over Evolution
•    EM Spectrum/EW Battle Management Initiatives

 Submission Deadline is June 30, 2013.

Questions? Contact Lauren Stewart at stewart@crows.org.

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REVERSING SEQUESTRATION REMAINS CRITICAL: Urge Your Representatives to Take Action Today!

Because of the White House and Congress’s inability to reach a deal to reverse mandatory across-the-board sequestration budget cuts, the initial round of multibillion-dollar cuts to defense and non-defense federal agencies has begun. Unless reversed, sequestration will cut defense and non-defense programs by $1 trillion over nine years. Sequestration will put at risk more than a million American jobs, including hundreds of thousands of small business jobs, and threatens to stall the economic recovery.

The public is now waking up to the consequences of sequestration. You can make a difference. Write your elected officials and urge them to reverse this bad policy.

The AOC remains committed to stopping sequestration!

DSEi is THIS SEPTEMBER in LONDON! Access the Global Market With the AOC EW Pavilion
DSEI provides exhibitors the platform to display their full capabilities – air, land, naval, security – at one event, to a prequalified audience of 28,000 from 121 countries. The event provides you the ability to exhibit at one show, which will reduce your trade show expenditures.

AOC has partnered with DSEi to offer an exclusive Electronic Warfare Pavilion, offering exclusive discounts for AOC members. Take advantage of these key benefits:

• Promote your electronic warfare capabilities and technologies in a dedicated area to a qualified and targeted audience
• Access more than 3,400 visitors expressing an interest in Electronic Warfare
• Exclusive member rates
• A variety of stand options
• Use of the EW meeting rooms and lounge
• Ability to request a visit from Official Delegations
• Access to seminars, briefings and demonstrations

For more information or to secure your space contact:

John Clifford
AOC Director Global Operations

Doug Schlam
DSEi Sales Manager
(203) 275-8014

Learn more at www.dsei.co.uk.

Europe's economic woes have taken their toll on the continent's defense planning, as governments and their domestic providers face tough choices on where to spend dwindling budgets. We take a look at how EW companies are riding out the environment and positioning themselves to survive through the austerity.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Kittyhawk Week 2013 Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM), June 4-5
You are invited to attend a Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) in conjunction with Kittyhawk Week 2013. This promises to be an exciting and informative interchange on technology, systems and operations in EW and intelligence.

The TIM is scheduled for June 4-5, 2013, and will be held at the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center (ATIC), located in close proximity to Wright-Patterson AFB in Beavercreek, Ohio. ATIC maintains a first-class educational facility designed to support multiple classification levels. The TIM will be at the Secret level, U.S. only. This will be a valuable opportunity for all stakeholders to learn from others in the community and help shape Air Force EW research programs best meeting the needs of combatant commanders.

Please visit the Kittyhawk AOC website, www.KittyhawkAOC.org, for more information and to register.

PAPERS DUE MAY 31: Aardvark Roost International Electronic Warfare Conference, September 4-5
The Aardvark Roost, the South African Chapter of the Association of Old Crows (AOC), is hosting its biennial two-day international Electronic Warfare (EW) conference on September 4-5, 2013 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria. The Aardvark Roost is soliciting original, unclassified papers for the conference, following this year's theme: Management of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) in the modern scenario of irregular warfare conducted in current operational environments.
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The automatic budget cuts that went into effect March 1 were greeted with a yawn in Washington, as they did not immediately trigger mass unemployment or cause visible deterioration of military capabilities. Congress acted to halt budget cuts for the Federal Aviation Administration in order to avert commercial flight delays. But the rest of the government is not likely to get a similar break. (National Defense)
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The Defense Department’s annual report to congress on China’s military capabilities specifically lays the blame for cyber attacks against the U.S. defense industrial base clearly at the feet of the Chinese military. (Defense Systems)
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As Congress debates whether to give the Defense Department special waivers to avoid some of sequestration’s automatic budget cuts, the head of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) maintains that he’s operating under no illusions. (Defense News)
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Just outside the nation’s capital on March 15, a furious war was waged against invisible, online foes. But the U.S. cyber troops toiling away at dozens of computer banks were not in the employ of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation or even the military. In fact, none of them had graduated high school. (National Defense)
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Fighting modern warfare doesn’t mean you face the most sophisticated weapons or strongest enemies. In fact, combat in asymmetric warfare means facing an illusive enemy that, sometime can be equipped with superior weapons, challenging even the strongest armor and most sophisticated platforms. This article addresses countermeasures to a different type of threat – guided missiles fired from the coast, which are becoming relevant in unsecured littorals. Countermeasures used against such threats employ active or passive means. (Defense Update)
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U.S. Navy leaders have taken to Capitol Hill to defend the Littoral Combat Ship after an internal service report described the next-generation surface ship as "ill-suited to execute regional commander’s warfighting needs." (Military.com)
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Boeing Co. could keep building its Super Hornet fighter jet and a modified electronic attack version through 2020, the company said, given prospects for more than 200 foreign sales and what it sees as up to 150 more sales to the U.S. Navy. (Fox Business)
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Thirty senior Ministry of Defence (MoD) figures recently attended a Land Forces Event, hosted by Roke and Chemring EOD. Event guests, which included Lt. Gen. Jacko Page, Commander Force Development & Training for the British Army, were welcomed by Maj. Gen. Paul Jaques, Director General Logistics, Support & Equipment for the British Army; Mark Papworth, Chief Executive of the Chemring Group; and Stephen Grinham, Managing Director of Roke. (Your Industry News)
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