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REGISTER FOR TOMORROW'S FREE WEBINAR: Antenna Technology: A Pointed Conversation
Thursday, March 6, 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. EST
In this 45-minute presentation, the basic functionality of an antenna is explained. Starting with Hertz's antenna model and a short introduction to the fundamentals of wave propagation, the important general characteristics of an antenna and its associated parameters (e.g. antenna gain, radiation pattern, bandwidth or VSWR) are explained.

A more detailed explanation of the functionality of some selected antenna types (e.g. dipole or monopole) will also be given.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to allow access to attendees across a broader base of networks (namely U.S. DoD), the AOC has moved to a different service provider for webinar services. This new portal enables access from a web browser (without downloading software), and from most smartphones and tablets (via a free app). If you've been unsuccessful in attending an AOC webinar before, please try this one.
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NEXT WEEK! AOC EW Asia 2014, Evolving Electronic Warfare in the ASEAN and Pacific Regions, March 10-11
Senior leaders, military operators and decision-makers from the ASEAN and Pacific regions responsible for Electronic Warfare operations, specification and procurement are set to come together in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the latest developments in EW and related electromagnetic capabilities.

As growth in these capabilities continues to accelerate across the region, leading nations acknowledge that EW remains critical to operational effectiveness. This focused event helps to meet the market need to learn about developments in EW and related EM capabilities, such as ISTAR, communications and SIGINT, from international specialists.

The AOC's EW Asia 2014 is set to build on the strong foundations laid at 2012's successful EW event, also held in Malaysia, which was attended by representatives from 19 nations and which included leading military, government, academic and industrial leaders and thinkers.

The highly tailored EW Asia 2014 event will again provide the opportunity for international industry to explore business and related opportunities in the still expanding markets of the region. This market growth is being accompanied by a corresponding growth in requirements for EW capabilities and programs as the leading regional nations recognize and understand the importance of EW and the critical role it plays in operational effectiveness and survivability in times of conflict.

Conference Themes
  • Air EW Capabilities
  • Asian EW Procurement Plans
  • Future Electronic Threats
  • Naval EW Capabilities: Above and Below Water
  • Land Force EW
  • International EW Operators
  • Future Technologies

Conference Details


REGISTER NOW! Agenda Now Available for the 43rd Annual Collaborative EW Conference, Now April 8-10 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, April 8-10. Click HERE to see the Agenda.

Exhibit space is still available for this great event. Click HERE or contact events@crows.org to learn more.


RDML Mark W. Darrah, USN

Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD); Assistant Commander for Research and Engineering, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

RADM John R. Haley, USN

J3 Director, Global Operations, U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM)

RADM Donald Gaddis, USN
Program Executive Officer, Tactical Aircraft Programs [PEO(T)], Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

Dr. Joseph W. Nichols
Technical Advisor for Flight Test and Evaluation, Air Force Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, CA

Mr. Jay R. Kistler
Office of Electronic Warfare and Countermeasure Technologies Research Directorate, Defense Research and Engineering


This conference is being held by NAWCWD under a co-sponsorship agreement with AOC. The conference is approved by Department of the Navy Assistant for Administration (DON A/A).


AOC VIRTUAL SERIES: SIGINT Unlocked, Thursday, March 18
Thursday, March 18, 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. EDT
With all the buzz of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) in the news, so many people are still unaware of what SIGINT is, and how it works. In this 45-minute presentation, attendees will learn a brief history of SIGINT from ancient history to its expansion in WWI and WWII. The types of SIGINT (including COMINT, ELINT, and FISINT) will be discussed along with the various portions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum of interest within SIGINT. Attendees will learn the U.S. SIGINT cycle from tasking through to reporting, and the regulatory documents governing SIGINT. Finally, the actions included in Title 10, Title 32 and Title 50 will be discussed.

This presentation will remove the cloudiness and misperceptions that may surround SIGINT in the minds of many.

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Don't miss this chance to recognize individuals and units for their achievements. Nominations for the 2014 AOC awards, including the AOC Gold Medal, the Stanley Hall Business Development Award, Communications Award, Outstanding Unit Awards and more than 20 others are being accepted now through May 1.

Visit Awards Central

Please submit forms to oneilin@crows.org. Contact Glorianne O'Neilin at (703) 549-1600 with any questions.


REGISTER TODAY: Electronic Warfare Europe 2014 – Evolution of EW and Electromagnetic Operations, May 13-15 in Edinburgh

Electronic Warfare Europe is a renowned and unrivaled conference and exhibition discussing the latest in EW across land, maritime and aerospace. With the largest attendance of any EW gathering in Europe and an exhibition showcasing the latest technology, tools and equipment all under one roof, this is a symposium room 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 you with unparalleled opportunities to learn from operational feedback, network with key decision-makers and understand the shape of future requirements in the EW arena.

With a full conference program alongside the bustling exhibition floor EW Europe provides the perfect platform to interact with industry and military peers and operators on the show floor while attending the industry-leading conference.

NEW: Extend Your Experience with an On-site AOC Course
Distributed EW & Managing the EMS

May 12-13
Lynn Berg
Course Details
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Register for Great AOC Courses This Spring!

April 8-11
Fundamental Principles of EW
Instructor: Dave Adamy
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

May 6-7
Survey of Electromagnetic Battle Control Applications
Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

May 12-13
Distributed EW & Managing the EMS

Instructor: Lynn Berg
Edinburgh, UK

June 10-13
Advanced EW
Instructor: Dave Adamy
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA


MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 6th Annual EW Capability Gaps & Enabling Technologies Operational & Technical Information Exchange, May 20-23, Crane, IN
The overall goal of the event is to provide a forum for EW professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields to discuss issues related to the requirements of EW programs, platforms and operations. This capstone event will focus on the identified gaps and technologies the services require to ensure EW maintains freedom of maneuver through the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) in support of achieving commanders' objectives. Speakers and presenters will look back at the previous few years and identify progress made to ensure the success of the warfighter in tomorrow's battlespace.

DAY 1: Exploring the service's gaps, including the mutually supportive capabilities of EW across all maneuver spaces (domains). This informative session of presentation and open discussion will provide senior leaders and attendees insight to spectrum programs and operations that are key areas to the entire battlespace operations.

DAY 2: Review of the service's gaps with respect to the many disciplines of EW and non-kinetic warfare, including but not limited to RF, EO and IR. This informative session of presentation and open discussion will provide senior leaders and attendees insight to spectrum programs and operations that are key areas to the entire battlespace operations.

DAY 3: Focusing on submarine EW gaps and enabling technologies, and delving into issues like Rapid COTS, and contact density and littoral operations.

DAY 4: Detailed intelligence community updates on where our adversaries threat systems are today and where they are going in the future.
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JUST ANNOUNCED: 5th Annual Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference, June 3-5 in Charleston, SC

As wired and wireless digital communications continue to converge, EW and Cyber technical capabilities are becoming more technically similar. However, the communities that practice these disciplines remain largely separated by their operating authorities (Title 10 v. Title 50) and vary widely across the military services in terms of their organization and operating methodologies. This initiative seeks to combine EW capabilities with cyber warfare tactics and enable more rapid deployment of new and improved capabilities. Technologies that utilize the EMS are traditionally categorized as EW, are increasingly overlapping with technologies, such as exploiting vulnerabilities, which have previously been classified as cyber. We aim to identify ways to develop advanced technologies and systems to address the changing battlefield dynamics of the digital age.


Robert Giesler
Special Advisor, Irregular Warfare at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Rosemary Wenchel
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategy & Policy/Cybersecurity Coordination at U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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DIXIE CROW SYMPOSIUM 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. Efficient utilization and control of the Electromagnetic Spectrum is necessary for defense of our forces and our homeland. Collaborative improvement is necessary to assure our tactics and products are affordable and successfully protect the warfighters. Integration with legacy systems requires some "out of the box" thinking.
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EW COURSES AT PENSACOLA NAS: Dates Available Through August for Introduction to EW and EW Coordinator Course

Duration: 10 Days (2 Weeks)
Class 1403: April 7-18, 2014
Class 1404: July 14-25, 2014

Qualifies electronic warfare officers to perform the duties and responsibilities of an electronic warfare coordinator (advises the combatant commander and battle staff on electronic warfare (EW) situations; makes recommendations on the use of EW assets). Training includes capabilities, limitations, and employment doctrine of hostile and friendly air defense assets; hostile and friendly EW asset employment; Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS); and information warfare. The course contains a graduate level presentation and one course exercise that students must perform to complete the course.

Students must have a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) clearance and be indoctrinated for SI/TK before entering class. Classes will include Special Access material and students will be required to submit current and accurate SF86 documentation for adjudication 60 days prior to class start date. Students will be officers (O-3 to O-6) or select NCOs (E-5 minimum). Army students must be graduates of either 29A/290A/29E training at Ft. Sill, OK. Seat priority is based on duty assignment.
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Duration: 5 Training Days (1 Week)
Class 1405: March 24-28, 2014
Class 1406: May 19-23, 2014
Class 1407: June 23-27, 2014
Class 1408: August 25-29, 2014

Description: IEW introduces basic electronic warfare (EW) concepts to include science, doctrine and application. Graduates will be familiar with the three pillars of EW: Electronic Support, Electronic Protect and Electronic Attack. Additionally, graduates will be instructed on the capabilities of a variety of air, space and ground EW platforms. IEW is ideal for pilots of EW aircraft, Intel officers and enlisted, acquisitions and testing professionals.

IEW is open to all officers, enlisted and DoD civilians. Students must have a Secret before entering class. Clearances will be verified via JPAS prior to class. Attendees do not need to submit a visit request. Graduates of IEW are eligible to attend the Electronic Warfare Coordinators Course (S-V8E-S).
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The Pentagon long has made a big effort to showcase its budding cyberwarfare capabilities. But the military has been less forthcoming about a key, more tangible component of cyber – electronic warfare – until now. The Army just publically released its first-ever Field Manual for Cyber Electromagnetic Activities. (Defense One)
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The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, or JIEDDO, is still relevant and is needed for future conflicts, But its size is expected to shrink significantly, according to its director. Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson said he'd received guidance from former-Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to "scale JIEDDO down," and to draw up plans for what an "enduring" JIEDDO might look like in the future. (Army.mil)
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The Pentagon released its highly-anticipated, four-year strategy review on Tuesday and with it a vision that the United States military can downsize, reconfigure and seek bold new innovations all while remaining ready to do everything from nuclear war to counterterrorism operations in defense of America’s borders. (Defense One)
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In recent years, Prowler detachments were regularly operating from Bagram in Afghanistan, tasked primarily in providing electronic support for ground operations, assisting ground forces in Afghanistan and Iraq with counter IED jamming, signals intelligence and selective jamming. Supporting traditional marine corps missions, such as amphibious operations, and other high intensity warfare operations require different techniques, tactics and procedures the units currently deployed to Japan can practice. (Defense Update)
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The Navy says it's about to create a new home for its growing cadre of what it calls "information dominance" forces. A new organization will begin to take shape this fall, taking on the responsibility for manning, training and equipping the entire service for information warfare. (Federal News Radio)
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More than 200 Marines and sailors with Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 and Marine Air Logistics Squadron 14 returned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point on February 13 after participating in the squadron’s first Unit Deployment Program rotation to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, since 2002. (Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point)
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Lockheed Martin has demonstrated a secretly developed capability to fix one of the shortfalls of its stealthy F-22 and F-35 fighters: their inability to link to one another, or to legacy fighters, for air campaigns. The company recently showcased a new datalink capability for the fighters through Project Missouri, a proprietary program. During the demonstration, Lockheed validated the use of a Link 16 transmit capability from the twin-engine F-22 Raptor as well as showcased a waveform developed by L-3 Communications and optimized for low-probability-of-intercept/low-probability-of-detection transmissions (LPI/LPD), says Ron Bessire, vice president of technology and innovation at the company’s Skunk Works. (Aviation Week)
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel previewed the president’s five-year Pentagon budget request expected to be released next week and it is a shot across the bow at Congress. The proposal thumbs its nose at sequestration budget caps, insists on another round of base closures, targets popular acquisitions programs and the National Guard and otherwise flouts the expressed will of the legislative branch. The merits of these stances are debatable; that they presage a brutal fight with Capitol Hill is not. (Defense One)
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A new Chinese fighter jet with stealth capabilities, the Chengdu J-20, was observed conducting a successful test flight Saturday at noon. Photos and video of the flight were leaked on military forums like Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter. But this is not some big secret, NATO and western nations are familiar with the new plane, however they don't necessarily like having their F-22 Raptor, which reportedly costs as much as $361 million per aircraft to build, (no one knows the exact figure, some place the cost of an F-22 at $130 million, being upstaged by Communist China. An even newer US plane is the F-35 Lightning II. (Salem News)
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Boeing Co. is considering a slower build rate and other options to keep production of its EA-18G electronic attack planes running into 2017, and give Congress time to add more orders, a top company executive told Reuters in an interview. (Reuters)
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