Archive/Subscribe | Printer Friendly Version | Send to a Friend | crows.org | ewsigint.net | www.jedonline.com August 21, 2013

DON'T MISS TOMORROW'S WEBINAR: 'The EW Octagon: A Way to Test Cognitive EW'

Thursday, August 22, 1400-1445 EDT
Maj. Kenneth "Beldar" Hollinger is a Marine EA-6B Electronic Countermeasures Officer currently serving as a flight instructor at VT-86. In this 45-minute presentation, he will be discussing a concept he calls ... "THE EW OCTAGON."

The ability to transmit and receive information to and from nodes on the battlefield can be the key to winning or losing a fight. The Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) is the information pathway of choice in any kind of maneuver warfare. With the exponential increase of sensors on the battlefield, we are quickly running out of maneuver space within the EMS. It is not hard to imagine a scenario where a contest between two adversaries is won or lost solely from the ability to dominate the EMS. The side with EMS dominance will be able to see the battlefield and communicate – while the other side will be rendered blind and dumb.
Register Now





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 THIS Friday, August 23, 2013
Learn More...


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.

Learn more at www.dsei.co.uk.


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for 'Information Operations in the Pacific,' October 22-24 in Honolulu
This symposium 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.


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

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


TIME IS RUNNING OUT: 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!

Sponsorship Information
Show Daily Sponsorship
Exhibit Information
More about the AOC Convention


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.
Learn More


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 is proud to announce its Award recipients for 2013, including the AOC Gold Medal, Hal Gershanoff Silver Medal and other awards honoring excellence in and contribution to the electronic warfare industry. Awards will be presented at the AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention in October.
View the Full List

AOC is proud to announce the Chapter of the Year Award recipients for 2013. The Chapter of the Year award winners will be honored at the AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention in October.
Learn More...

Join the Patriots' Roost for its 2013 summit, "Public/Private Partnerships: A New Model for Defending the Nation," September 9 at The Wentworth Marriott, New Castle, NH.

This year's summit will increase the synergy across local, state and federal government agencies, industry and academia focusing on the cyber and net-centric challenges facing the U.S. The goal of the summit is to explore techniques for "whole of government" and complimentary relationships that optimize a cross-flow of technologies and systems to enhance operational capabilities. Technology applications, system options and best practices from various organizations will be examined. Panels will identify both critical problems and innovative approaches in information sharing and coordination for preventing and responding to terrorist and cyber attack. Invited speakers from emergency management, law enforcement, health services, port security and cyber security, as well as from critical infrastructure sectors.
See the Draft Agenda
Information for Industry Attendees
Information for Government Attendees

DSI’s Military Tactical Communications Summit is designed as an educational and training "Town Hall" forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across U.S. military and U.S. civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. The Summit will focus on an agile approach to modernizing secure, networked and interoperable tactical communications systems. 

September 9-10, 2013 | Alexandria, VA, Mary M. Gates Learning Center
AOC discount code = AOC25 (Active members of the military and government attend complimentary.)
Click HERE to register

2013 Confirmed Subject Matter Expert Speakers include, but are not limited to:
* Dr. Ronald Jost, DASD, C3 & Cyber
* Dr. John Zangardi, SES, DASN, C4, IO & Space
* Mr. Terry Edwards, SES, Director, (SoSE&I) Directorate, ASA(ALT)
* Col. Mark Elliott, USA, Director, HQ G 3/5/7, LandWarNet/Mission Command
* Dr. Paul Zablocky, A. Director, S&TCD Directorate, CERDEC
* Col. Peter Reddy, USMC, PM, MAGTF Command, Control, Communications, MCSC
* Col. Edward Swanson, USA, PM WIN-T, PEO C3T
* Dr. Wayne Phoel, PM, STO, DARPA
* Mr. William Jackson, Chief, AFC2IC LO National Capital Region
Subject matter to be discussed includes:
1. SATCOM On-the-Move
2. Joint Aerial Layer Network
3. Creating a System of Systems Architecture
4. Dynamic Spectrum Management
5. Antennas for Tactical Communication
6. Cellular Networks (Multi-Hop), Mobile Devices and Applications for Tactical Edge Users
7. Integrating Comms Systems in Joint and Coalition Environments
8. Review of Current and Future Evaluations, Such as the Army's NIE 14.1, Fielding of Capability Set 13

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

The Center for Cryptologic History hosts a biennial international symposium in October during odd-numbered years. The speakers and audience are a mix of outside scholars, current practitioners, retired veterans, and interested members of the public. Past symposia have had presenters from over a dozen countries.
The theme for the 2013 symposium, to be held on October 17-18 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Kossiakoff Conference Center (just west of Laurel, Maryland) is "Technological Change and Cryptology: Meeting the Historical Challenges." The conference will include sessions on "A Tribute to Alan Turing," a "Roundtable on Cyber History," "Bletchley Park," "COMINT and the Civil War," "The Cryptologic Legacy of the Great War Era," "SIGINT and the Vietnam War Era" and "A Technological Advantage: Historical Perspectives on Cryptologic Research and Development."
In all there will be 21 separate sessions and more than 70 presentations. Speakers will include scholars, such as David Kahn, and cryptologic pioneers, such as Whitfield Diffie.
All symposium sessions are unclassified and open to the registered public. A complete agenda and registration information will be available at the website or by contacting the Center for Cryptologic History at (301) 688-2336 or via email at history@nsa.gov.

In addition, the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation has an excellent program the day before ours at the same venue. Click HERE for more information.

Boeing’s F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets have been the dominant fighter jet on aircraft carriers for more than 30 years, but the landscape will change in the next decade as Lockheed Martin’s F-35 begins to push out the legacy aircraft. The Navy’s procurement of the Super Hornet has slowed, with no new purchases of the aircraft in the works. Procurement of the E/A-18 Growler – the electronic warfare variant of the F/A-18 – ends in fiscal year 2014, and Boeing could make its final deliveries of Super Hornets and Growlers as early as 2016. Nonetheless, Boeing officials are optimistic that more sales are on the horizon. (National Defense)
Learn More...

When U.S pilots encounter enemy air defenses, onboard electronic warfare (EW) systems protect them by interfering with incoming radar signals – a technique known as electronic attack (EA) or jamming. Conversely, electronic protection (EP) technology prevents hostile forces from using EA methods to disable U.S. radar equipment assets. (R&D)
Learn More...

The downward trend in military unmanned air vehicle acquisitions will continue into the next fiscal year, officials said. Procurement of UAVs has slowed to about 50 percent of what it was at its all time high in 2011, said Dyke Weatherington, director of unmanned warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance at the office of the secretary of defense. Although he did not provide specific figures, he believes that reductions will continue into fiscal year 2015. (National Defense)
Learn More...

More than 220 members of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4 and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 14 returned Aug. 7 from a six-month deployment to Iwakuni as part of the Unit Deployment Program. (Military.com)
Learn More...

At the Pentagon and CIA, they are known as "countermeasures," the jargony adaptation of Newton’s Third Law: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The U.S. Army in Iraq jammed cellphones to counter deadly roadside bombs triggered by calls. Osama bin Laden switched to carrier pigeons when spy agencies got good at eavesdropping on al-Qaeda communications. (The Washington Post)
Learn More...

Iran has claimed its airspace is being constantly infiltrated by foreign drones as it announced a program to train school students to spot and report aerial surveillance. (The Telegraph)
Learn More...

Recent photos from a Chinese shipyard appear to show a section of a new Chinese aircraft carrier under construction. This appears to be a carrier similar to the American Nimitz class ships (100,000 ton vessels using a catapult rather than a ski jump flight deck for launching aircraft). Large ships, including warships, are often built in sections, then the sections are welded and bolted together. The section of what appears to be a carrier does not indicate the exact size of the new carrier, other than that it appears larger than the new carrier China commissioned at the end of 2012. (Strategy Page)
Learn More...
Anritsu Company
Agilent Technologies Inc.
Agilent Technologies Inc.
W. L. Gore & Associates
IMT - Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
Wide Band Systems, Inc.

We would appreciate your comments or suggestions. Your email will be kept private and confidential.