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PAPERS DUE AUGUST 14: EW Saudi Arabia 2013

With constantly evolving and increasingly rapid advances in Electronic Warfare (EW), a concerted long-term effort is required to keep up to date with opportunities, threats and countermeasures. This new EW conference series for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will cover the latest topics in EW and its critical role in defense. Developed and tailored specifically for the Kingdom, AOC EW Saudi Arabia 2013 is set to build on the strong foundations laid at the highly successful Nov 2012 AOC EW Malaysia conference and exhibition, which was fully supported by the Royal Malaysian Armed Forces and attended by 200 leading military, government, academic and industrial leaders and thinkers from 20 countries.

PLEASE NOTE: To enable VISA entry processing into the KSA by our logistics partner, Tangent Link, attendees must register by Friday, August 23, 2013


Each day will begin with a Keynote Speaker to set the stage for the day’s presentations and discussions. Each session will include presentations from a variety of invited military, government, academic and industry speakers supporting the session theme of The Critical Role of Electronic Warfare in Defence. There are a limited number of opportunities for military, government and academic speakers to make a 25-minute unclassified presentation in English at EW 2013 Saudi Arabia coherent with the theme. Topics most sought include EW and associated capability briefs especially those dealing with integration; operational experiences; EW in the Maritime, Land, Air, Space and Information/Cyber domains; threat briefs; force, platform and area protection including C-IED; briefs on Cyber, networked enabled capability, information operations and ISR, technology advances and new concepts. Help will be available to potential speakers throughout the planning, preparation and presentation if required.

Abstracts are due Wednesday, August 14 in order to enable timely visa applications. Submissions should be made to AOC Director Global Operations, John Clifford, clifford@crows.org, who can also be contacted with any inquiries about the conference program.

SHOWCASE YOUR CHAPTER'S History in the 50th Anniversary History Hall at the Symposium This October!
Chapters have the opportunity to participate in the creation of a Chapter panel. These Chapter panels will tell about the Chapter through text and photos and will be displayed in the History Hall at the 2013 Symposium. 

Do you have photos of your Chapter that you would like to submit? Or are you the Chapter historian? We’d love to borrow your photos or hear your story! Contact Bridget Whyde, whyde@crows.org, for more information or questions about this project. 

Year's Must-Attend EW Event – the 50th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention
For 49 consecutive years, the AOC International Symposium and Convention has been the leading annual event for Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO) and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) professionals from around the world. This legacy is self-evident as we approach the 50th anniversary of the AOC Symposium and the AOC as a whole. The theme for this year's event is "Proud Legacy, Strong Future." The strength, passion and vision of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Warfare community is strong today, and swiftly propelling the AOC into its next 50 years.

In today’s fiscal environment, it is imperative to consider all avenues for professional development, and this Symposium promotes the Spectrum Warfare community in a dynamic environment available nowhere else. This year features more than 27 hours of focused discussions and passionate practitioner perspectives from the leading military and industry experts. It's the best financial investment you can make in yourself this year.

Register by August 29 to take advantage of early bird discounts!

Register Today
Full Symposium Details

DSEI SEPTEMBER 10-13 in LONDON! Access the Global Market With the AOC EW Pavilion
DSEI is the world’s largest fully integrated defence and security exhibition that brings together the entire industry to source the latest equipment and systems, develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities. Based in ExCeL, London every two years, the event provides unrivalled access to key markets across the globe.
Combining a high quality of exhibitors across the supply chain, networking opportunities and the ability to see new technologies first hand on the show floor, DSEI provides an inspirational experience to nearly 30,000 visitors. AOC Members can register by July 31 to take advantage of delegate discounts.
Register Today!

EW Pavilion
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 TO PROPEL YOUR CAREER IN EW: Take Advantage of Great Courses Coming to You in the D.C. Area!

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

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.
Course Details

October 26-27
Survey of Electronic Warfare Battle Management (EWBM) Concepts
Instructor: Lynn Berg
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Course Details

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.
Course Details

October 31-November 1
Survey of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) EW Applications and Payloads
Instructor: Lynn Berg
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Course Details

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.
Course Details

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
Course Details


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for "Information Operations in the Pacific," October 22-24 in Honolulu
This conference examines the contested and congested information environment across the Pacific Region and discusses how multinational information operations can help shape conditions for continued stability and peace within the region. The conference will provide a venue for increased awareness of Asia-Pacific issues and an opportunity for networking, a multinational exchange of ideas, and partnership building within the region.

Topics will include:
  • Asia-Pacific Challenges
  • Partnership Outreach
  • Intel Update: Asia-Pacific Threats
  • Information Operation in the Pacific Region
  • Impacts of Emerging Technology on Security
  • Nexus of Commerce, Diplomacy, Security, and Human Migration
  • Open Source and Crowd-Source Solutions
  • Mapping the Human Terrain in Support of IO
  • Satellite Imaging of the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Opinion Research for Business
  • Training and Partnership Building Within the PACOM AOR
Learn More HERE.


THE TIME IS NOW: 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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REGISTRATION OPEN NOW: 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.

Registration Form
Full Conference Details


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.
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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!


AOC Executive Summary: Trends in Army and Marine Corps EW

Following a successful briefing to the congressional EW Working Group on trends in Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA), the AOC returned to Capitol Hill last week to discuss developments in Army and Marine Corps (USMC) EW. This was the second in a series of educational briefings to raise awareness about the critical and enabling role that EW plays in all military operations.

United States and coalition operations over the past decade have raised awareness about the need to improve ground EW capabilities. From the successful counter-radio-controlled improvised explosive devise (RCIED) mission in Iraq and Afghanistan to the need for EW support and electromagnetic spectrum control in urban combat environments, ground EW is quickly becoming a critical capability that every soldier must have access to and utilize effectively to complete a mission.
Read the Full Summary

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. The theme for this year is "EW: Share to Succeed."

Technical papers are being solicited and are due August 31.
Full Details

Electronic Warfare (EW) designers at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, TX, have been ordered to stop work on the U.S. Navy Next-Generation Jammer (NGJ) project after rival BAE Systems formally protested the NGJ award to Raytheon. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
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U.S. Navy officials are asking combat aircraft designers at the Boeing Co. in St. Louis to prepare the company's EA-18G Growler carrier-based electronic warfare jet to carry the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ), for which Raytheon Co. was selected to build earlier this month. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
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The Army’s electronic warfare advocates must be crossing their fingers that bid protests won’t delay work under a software contract awarded to Sotera Defense Solutions of Herndon, VA, earlier this month. Two years from now, the new software, called the Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool, could completely change the way U.S. soldiers go about jamming enemy transmissions, including those that trigger some kinds of improvised bombs. (Deep Dive Intelligence)
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On behalf of the seven European nations buying the Airbus Military A400M, the French government defense procurement agency (French acronym DGA) announced that the new airlifter had achieved military certification. The DGA is the technical lead for the government partners on the program and has supervised the work of 15 multinational groups of officials who examined the aircraft’s capabilities in such areas as avionics, electronic warfare and human factors. (Aviation International News)
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U.S. Army electronic warfare (EW) experts are preparing an industry competition to procure electronic spare parts for the manpack Thor III and Baldr counter improvised explosive device (IED) systems. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
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Retired Marine pilots who served in the electronic warfare community are challenging the service’s plan to deactivate the EA-6B Prowler in 2019. Premature retirement of the Prowlers will create a capability gap in the Marine Corps, they say, due to delays in production of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter and the failure to establish a program of record for the development of a large electronic warfare-capable unmanned aircraft. (MarineTimes)
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Selex ES is supporting sales of electronic warfare equipment with training courses in the company’s EWOS (electronic warfare operational support) facility at Lincoln, UK. A group of 11 Kuwait Air Force (KAF) personnel has just completed a training course there on the company’s Hidas (helicopter integrated defensive aids system) that equips the KAF’s AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters. (Aviation International News)
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Pre-sequestration budget cuts are hitting the aerospace industry the hardest, said Richard Aboulafia, Teal Group Corporation analysis vice president, in an interview the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp. While sequestration is impacting the aerospace industry, the brunt of the budget cuts result from the Budget Control Act of 2011 as well as reduced requirements for providing logistics support as troops withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, Aboulafia said. (Federal News Radio)
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The biggest players in the defense business are reporting second-quarter results this week, and the industry seems to be performing better than expected. With overseas wars winding down and budget sequestration beginning to bite into weapons spending, many observers assumed that sector results would be headed downward. But that’s only half true so far – sales are slipping, but profits are not. (Forbes)
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Marine Corps officers who want a change of pace, and opportunity in a burgeoning community, can apply for the fiscal 2014 unmanned aircraft system officer accession board. Slated to convene Sept. 4, the board will consider and select officers from any military occupational specialty to join the recently established 7315 mission commander military occupational specialty, which provides a permanent career path in the UAS community. (Defense News)
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