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– AOC 50th Annual International Symposium Briefings Now Available

The content from the 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention is now available. Catch up on sessions you missed and review captivating presentations from leading industry experts. Enrich your professional development from the comfort of your own home and share important information with colleagues who couldn't attend. Only $99 for non-symposium attendees – http://aoc.sclivelearningcenter.com. Full symposium attendees, please email frost@crows.org for your complimentary access.

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Sunday, 10/27/13 Show Daily
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The AOC would like to sincerely thank all of the sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, volunteers and participants that made this Symposium a tremendous success. After this last week, the AOC community is stronger and ready to charge forward into the next 50 years of Electronic Warfare.



PRESENTATIONS DUE DECEMBER 4: Submit Your Papers for the 43rd Collaborative EW Conference, January 2014 at 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.

Call for Presentations

As EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and interdependency, it is clear that future EW systems must work collaboratively with other air, ground, surface and space systems, such as cyber, intel, kinetic and spectrum management. 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. 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.
Papers are due December 4.
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PLEASE NOTE: This conference is tentatively planned and subject to approval. Confirmation will be announced by the AOC sometime in the future.


DON'T MISS ESSENTIALS OF 21ST CENTURY EW: December 3-6 in Alexandria

December 3-6
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare
Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA
Course Details


REVERSING SEQUESTRATION REMAINS CRITICAL: Tell Your Representatives About the Impacts and Urge Them 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!

CALL FOR PAPERS: DIXIE CROW SYMOSIUM 39 – "21st Century Mission Success Through ISR & Legacy EW Integration"
The Dixie Crow Chapter of the AOC will host its 39th annual Regional Technical Symposium March 23-27, 2014. This year’s theme, shown above, illustrates collaboration within the Information Operations (IO) environment and integration within the operations environment for both new and legacy systems. Papers to support this theme should include issues relating to Electronic Warfare (EW), Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) and collaboration within the existing and future IO environment.
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UK Electronic Warfare Symposium 2013: The Electromagnetic Environment – An Operational Manoeuvre Space, December 4-5
This year’s SECRET 5-Eyes EW Symposium is jointly sponsored by the Association of Old Crows, the AOC UK Chapter, Cranfield Defence and Security and the Defence Academy College of Management and Technology at Shrivenham. This event, which is in its ninth year, is organized and run by Symposia at Shrivenham and will follow a well-proven format of presentations and discussions in a relaxed atmosphere within secure surroundings with lunches and refreshments included. An inclusive formal Symposium Dinner will be held in the award-winning STEAM museum in Swindon.
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The AOC India Chapter has announced EWCI 2014, the Third Annual International EW Conference in Bangalore, India. This conference, now scheduled for February 17-20, 2014, 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."
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Saudi experts have acquired wide expertise in the field of electronic warfare (EW) and the Kingdom are going ahead in enhancing their capabilities in this field, said Deputy President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Prince Turki Bin Saud Bin Mohammed Al Saud, at his opening address in the 3rd Saudi symposium of EW at KACST headquarters in Riyadh on Tuesday. (Saudi Gazette)
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People tend to think of the Marines as square-jawed jarheads, not tech geeks. But after a decade of wartime investment in network technologies, Marine commanders have acquired lots of high-tech gear – so much so that now they’re returning from long land wars to Navy ships, they can’t always find a place to plug it all in. (Breaking Defense)
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On this week's edition of On DoD, a focus on electronic warfare in the U.S. Army, including how the Army developed a more formalized and refined capacity for conducting warfare through the electromagnetic spectrum during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how EW interrelates with military cyberspace operations. The Army is currently considering the creation of a cyber center of excellence, which, among other functions, could help integrate the training and doctrine of the Army's nascent cyber force with its more established electronic warfare force. (Audio) (Federal News Radio)
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Delivery to the UK of a new SIGINT aircraft for the Royal Air Force has been postponed. The UK’s Military Airworthiness Authority (MAA) has not yet reviewed the safety case. The Airseeker (the RAF’s name for the U.S. Air Force RC-135 Rivet Joint system) is the latest airframe that could be delayed by the MAA’s detailed scrutiny, which British defense contractors have privately called overzealous. (AIN Online)
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The U.S. Department of Defense is spending more research dollars on developing a jam resistant replacement, or backup (depending on who you talk to) for GPS. The best candidate is an improved INS (Internal Navigation System). These have existed for nearly a century but have gotten smaller, cheaper and more reliable as electronic components did the same over the last half century. (Strategy Page)
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In 2020, the U.S. Navy will not be able to increase its globally deployed or Asia-Pacific presence and its fleet would be around 255 ships if budget restrictions from sequestration remain intact, the chief of naval operations told a congressional hearing Nov. 7 on Capitol Hill. (SEAPOWER Magazine)
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Army aviation experts have announced plans to move to full-scale development a laser-based missile-countermeasures system intended to defend helicopters, tiltrotor aircraft, and slow-moving fixed-wing aircraft from shoulder-launched heat-seeking missiles. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)
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An important step in the introduction of the Royal Australian Air Force’s electronic warfare capability has commenced, with the first pilot instructor commencing flying on the EA-18G Growler in the U.S. Flight Lt. Sean Rutledge has commenced training with the Electronic Attack Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CVWP) at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. (Australian Defence Magazine)
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With little hope of growth in the Pentagon’s budget, U.S. defense contractors are seeking to broaden their international customer base and increase worldwide sales. But increased military spending in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific is unlikely to make up for flattened spending by the United States, and contractors will face increasingly crowded competitions as companies around the globe try to ramp up exports. (National Defense)
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Outgoing Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has been using some of his remaining days as the Pentagon's No. 2 to tout the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as a job-saving hedge against budget cuts. In visits to Western air bases this week, Carter, who stunned the Pentagon last month with the announcement of his retirement, said that DoD's commitment to the F-35 would protect civilian and contactor jobs. (Military.com)
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