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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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ELECTIONS OPEN NEXT WEEK! AOC Elections are open July 1 through July 31
Your vote counts! The AOC Elections are open July 1st, so take this opportunity to review the candidates. Once elections open next week, cast your vote and decide the future of the AOC.
Visit the Election Guide in the June JED
Vote now at www.crows.org


Join the Leading EW Experts Center Stage at the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention
PAPERS DUE JUNE 30: 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. The future battlespace will be congested, cluttered, contested, connected, complex and constrained (C6) and nowhere more so than in the EM environment. 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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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.

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.


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

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.
Course Details

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
Course Details

December 3-6
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare
Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
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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 the 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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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 43rd Collaborative EW Conference, January 2014 in Pt. Mugu

The 43rd Annual Pt. Mugu Electronic Warfare Symposium will facilitate the exchange of enabling concepts and provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of Collaborative Electronic Warfare (EW). Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the military, government, academia and industry will come together to address current electronic warfare gaps and emerging technologies in collaborative electronic warfare required to address these gaps. The symposium will be a three-day Classified SECRET event held at Naval Base Ventura County Pt. Mugu Station Theater, January 38-30, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: This conference is tentatively planned and subject to approval. Confirmation will be announced by the AOC sometime in the future.


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!


PLAN NOW TO ATTEND: 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.

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GREATER LOS ANGELES CHAPTER: Hear a Great Slate of Speakers at Our July 16 Meeting
Join the Greater Los Angeles Chapter July 16, from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. for a meeting featuring an outstanding slate of speakers.

First, AOC President  Lt. Gen. Robert Elder, USAF (Ret.) will provide us his "view from the top" on the state of the AOC and future directions. Then, having participated in the initial phases of the joint USAF/NGC/Contractor effort to define the B-2 Defense Management System (DMS), Chapter President Vince Battaglia will share with you the system engineering/management challenges encountered in the process of defining a responsive and cost effective DMS.

The main event of the evening will be an enlightening and informative talk by Lt. Col. Roger "Bull" Forsythe, USAF (Ret.), who has more than 1700 B-2 flight hours. He will recount his first-hand operational experiences in the cockpit of our nation’s Number 1 Long Range Bomber. And in closing, NGC B-2 Modernization Program Manager, Ms. Lauren Stevens has offered to provide us a DMS update briefing on the recently contracted Modernization program which maintains the B-2 weapon system at the leading edge.

The meeting will be held at  the Northrop Grumman – Space Park Campus (Click here for map). Attendance fee is $5. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. RSVP to Vince Battaglia to secure your space.
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The September 9 summit will address increasing the synergy across local, state, and federal government agencies, industry and academia, focusing on the cyber and net-centric challenges facing the U.S. Technology applications, system options and best practices from various organizations will be examined. Speakers and panels will identify both critical problems and innovative approaches, and the venue will include individual presentations, simulations, and technology demonstrations. The goal of the summit is to explore techniques for ‘whole of government’ and complementary relationships that optimize a cross-flow of technologies and systems to enhance operational capabilities.
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The AOC India Chapter has announced EWCI 2014, the Third Annual International EW Conference in Bangalore, India. This conference follows the other two successful events and is supported by the Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDO), Government of India and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore. The conference will address the technical and commercial needs of operational users, planners, developers, procurers, testers and trainers of the latest EW technologies and systems. Technical papers are being solicited and are due August 31.
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Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 1 became Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1 during a redesignation ceremony aboard Cherry Point Friday. As the Navy transitions from the EA-6B Prowler to the EA-18G Growler, the Marine Corps is assuming the responsibilities of training its Prowler aircrews. Prior to this, EA-6B aviators received their initial and follow-on training at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. (Marines.mil)
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A veterans group took its fight to protect Marine Corps electronic warfare capabilities to Congress this week. H. Wayne Whitten, part of the Marine Corps Aviation Reconnaissance Association, said the radar-jamming and other capabilities of the EA-6B Prowler are crucial to national defense and a vital part of the economy of Eastern North Carolina. (Havelock News)
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As overseas wars wind down and legislatively mandated cuts to military spending begin to bite, everybody in the defense industry is beginning to ask how sector consolidation will unfold. When you only have one big customer – the government – and that customer starts slashing its purchases of goods and services, it’s inevitable that some suppliers will choose to exit the business. (Forbes)
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Northrop Grumman’s X-47B unmanned aerial vehicle in May took off from the USS George H.W. Bush, circled back to the vessel and skimmed its wheels across the flight deck before taking flight again. It was the first time a drone performed a touch-and-go landing aboard a moving aircraft carrier and a major step toward making UAVs a regular part of carrier operations. (National Defense Magazine)
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Ambassador Alexander Vershbow NATO Deputy Secretary General, spoke at the 30th International Workshop on Global Security, Hôtel national des invalides in Paris last week on the future of NATO following the end of combat missions in Afghanistan. (NATO)
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While many government programs have been postponed, gutted or canceled because of sequestration and budget cuts, there is still money to be made for those with new technologies, said military and Department of Homeland Security officials. "At the end of the day, we still have money to be able to go after good ideas," said Alan Shaffer, acting assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering. (NDIA)
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On static display at this week’s Paris Air Show was the Patroller, a new Male UAV that Safran subsidiary Sagem has developed from the German Stemme S15 motor-glider. Competing against the Thales Watchkeeper, Sagem will field the Patroller to meet a French Army requirement for 30 tactical UAVs. The Watchkeeper has generated more publicity, but Sagem is quietly suggesting that its long-winged contender is better. (AIN)
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Piaggio Aero Industries unveiled at the 2013 Paris Air Show today, the Piaggio Aero P.1HH "HammerHead" – Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The P.1HH HammerHead technological demonstrator was designed and built in less than one year and it has already successfully completed low speed taxi tests. (Defense Update)
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New Eurofighter CEO Alberto Gutierrez made his debut appearance at the Paris Air Show on Wednesday, claiming he wants to sell 250 Typhoons overseas. Gutierrez, a Spaniard who took over the four-nation industrial consortium this month from Italian Enzo Casolini, said there were global requirements for 1,000 new fighters pending, and "we want 25 percent of them." (Defense News)
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French President Francois Hollande has sought to press the gas-rich Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar to buy 24-36 Dassault Rafale combat jets during a weekend visit amid a defense build-up by the region's Arab monarchies to counter Iran. (UPI)
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IAI ELTA Systems Ltd. in Ashdod, Israel is unveiling an integrated electronic support measure/electronic intelligence (ESM/ELINT) capability for its ELM-2060 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) reconnaissance pod. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
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China's air force aims to buy 24 Russian-built Sukhoi Su-35 jet fighters, according to reports from Hong Kong. The reports quoted Andrei Chang, founder of the Kanwa Defense Review, as saying that China has begun negotiations with Russia on procurement of the highly advanced Russian jet fighter. (Focus Taiwan)
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