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LAST CHANCE FOR TOMORROW'S WEBINAR: Opening the U.S. DoD for EW Businesses
Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 1400-1500 EDT (1800-1900 GMT)

Are you trying to break into EW programs with the U.S. DoD? If you are new to the DoD EW industry, or have only focused on one service in the past, Stan VanderWerf, USAF (Ret.), will provide a brief on how to access the EW market for all services. We also will discuss several of the entry points for service and joint research, development and testing. Collectively, there are several organizations to interact with for market entry and understanding them will help you build an effective business growth strategy.

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EDUCATION YOU NEED: Plan Now for Great Upcoming Courses Close to You!

April 2
Electronic Protection and Digital RF Memories
Instructor: Mr. Dave Adamy
Pt. Mugu, CA

April 14-17
EW 104: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for Electronic Warfare
Instructor: Dr. Patrick Ford
Classification: US SECRET
Linthicum, MD

May 12-15
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare
Instructor: Mr. Robert Samuel
Classification: Unclassified
Alexandria, VA

June 23-26
Advanced Electronic Warfare
Instructor: Mr. Dave Adamy
Classification: Unclassified
Alexandria, VA


REGISTER TODAY: AOC Electronic Warfare Brazil, April 16 in Rio de Janeiro

"Evolving Electronic Warfare in Latin America"

The AOC will hold s inaugural AOC Latin America symposium during LAAD, Brazil, currently planned for April 16, 2015, in conjunction with our logistics partner and LAAD organizer, Clarion Events. The conference language will be Portuguese and English.

EW Latin America 2015 will be attended by a wide range of leading military, government, academic and industrial leaders and thinkers from across the region and beyond. The inaugural symposium audience will include senior-serving military leaders and operators, security personnel, government officials, leading academics and world-class industry leaders, and it will discuss the increasingly important field, in Latin America, of electronic warfare and associated electromagnetic operations (EMO), including signals intelligence, information operations, air platform protection, land EW operations, innovative maritime EW solutions, EW-capable UAVs, operational experience and advanced technology. In common with our other global events, an EW, EMO, SIGINT and associated C4ISR dedicated exhibition is being arranged by Clarion Events within the AOC Pavilion.

Key Speakers and Topics Include:
Antonio Dias de Macedo Filho, Brasilian Navy (Ret.), Executive Vice President, AOC Wild Parrots Roost Chapter
Cdr. Carla Martins, President, Wild Parrots Roost
Roberto Gallo, General Coordinator, COMCIBER/ABIMDE
Coronel Francisco Eduardo Medved, Deputy Chief of Operational Intelligence Ministry of Defence
Evolution of Electronic Warfare in the Navy of Brazil
Captain Leonardo da Silva Mello, Director, Navy Electronic Warfare Centre

Gripen NG: Technology in Defense of Brazilian Airspace
Brigadier José Augusto Crepaldi Affonso, President Coordinating Committee of the Combat Aircraft Programme – COPAC

The Evolution of Electronic Warfare in the Brazilian Air Force
Lieutenant-Colonel Luciano Barbosa Magalhães, Head of Electronic Warfare General Command of Air Operations – COMGAR

Electronic Warfare Laboratory – Research Applied to National Sovereignty
Lieutenant-Colonel Lester, Electronic Warfare Laboratory Technological Institute of Aeronautics – ITA

Effective Naval Electronic Defense
Filippo Neri, CEO, Virtualabs, Italy

Symposium planning is being led the AOC Director Global Operations, Wing Commander John Clifford, OBE, RAF (Ret.), who can be contacted at clifford@crows.org.

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JUST 10 BOOTHS REMAIN: 15th Annual AOC Electronic Warfare Europe,
"Future EW – Innovation, Information & Interoperability"
May 26-28, 2015 | Stockholm, Sweden
Make the most out of your attendance at EW Europe. There are very few stands left, so contact the sales team today. Don't miss out on a stand and make use of our range of sponsorship opportunities to promote your brand and messaging.

EW Europe 2015 will once again bring together all the communities needed to underpin successful transformation of EW and all related EM capabilities including SIGINT, C4ISR, spectrum management and cyber. It attracts leaders and operators from the military, government, academia, S&T and R&D and critically, industry. Book your stand space today to secure your place.

EW Europe's conference programme for Day One and Day Two is now available on the EW Europe website. The main conference will be preceded by the PLATH Intelligence Workshop on 26 May. Participate in information sharing through the comprehensive conference on 27-28 May produced by the AOC.

Speaker Highlights
  • Keynote Address - Maj Gen Ken Israel USAF (Retd) AOC President, US
  • Keynote Address - The Baltic Region from a Swedish Perspective - Deputy Director Joint Operations, Sweden
  • Overview of Sweden's EW Capability Development - Head of EW Systems Department, Sensor and EW Systems Division, FOI, Sweden
  • NATO Air Platform Protection Programme - A/Department Manager, Sensors & Countermeasures, dstl Porton Down, UK
  • Enabling Technologies for Radar Warning & Electronic Countermeasures Applications - Jonas Grönberg, Product Manager Gripen, EW Division. SAAB Electronic Defense Systems, Sweden
  • Cyber EW Capability and the Boost of the EMS - Daniela Pistoia, Company Chief Scientist, Head of Product Innovation & Advanced EW Solutions, Elettronica S.p.A., Italy
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum Challenges & Opportunities - Laurie Moe Buckhout, Colonel, US Army (Ret), Senior Advisor to Office of the Secretary of Defense, Chief Information Officer, United States
  • Keynote Address - Capability Development in the Swedish Airforce - Commander Air Component Command, Sweden

Register Now for this premier AOC Global event!

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NEW DETAILS: 6th Annual Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference
June 2-4, 2015 | SPAWAR, Charleston, SC

Electronic warfare and cyberspace technical capabilities are becoming more technically similar. However, the communities that practice these disciplines remain largely separated and vary widely across the military services in terms of their equipment, unit organization and operating methodologies. This conference provides the EW and cyberspace communities an opportunity to collaborate and discus capabilities, TTPs and research in EW and cyberspace operations to enable more rapid deployment of new and improved capabilities. The EW/Cyberspace Convergence Conference identifies ways to develop advanced technologies and systems to address the changing battlefield dynamics of the digital age and bring EW and cyberspace together for the warfighter!

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Join the Peachtree Roost and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) for the International & Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Electronic Warfare (EW) Symposium & Workshop, June 8-12, 2015 at the GTRI Conference Center, Building 250 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30318. The theme for this event is "Navigating the International EW Market." AOC members receive a $50 discount!
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36TH EWS GOLF TOURNAMENT: Register by April 17 for April 24 Tourney in Fort Walton Beach
The 36th EWS UAC Annual Spring Classic Golf Tournament will take place April 24 at the Fort Walton Beach Golf Club, Pines Course. The four person scramble event has an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start and is $50 per player or $200 per team. The event raises funds to support the 36th EWS at Eglin AFB, Florida.
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Navy Forges Ahead With New Surface Ship Electronic Warfare: SEWIP
American warships are about to get much harder to kill. Armed with new electronic warfare systems, the US Navy "is taking back the spectrum," Capt. Doug Small says. The great advantage of American warships has long been their ability to absorb punishment and to keep fighting. In the modern era, however, the best defense is electronic: The most powerful (non-nuclear) warhead can’t hurt even the flimsiest ship if its targeting system is deceived into hitting empty water instead. (Breaking Defense)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Pentagon: We Are Losing Electronic Warfare Dominance
As major world powers like Russia and China rapidly develop new weapons systems, the Pentagon has established a new panel with the sole purpose of searching for cracks in the military’s electronic warfare capabilities. Taking its combat technologies for granted, many DoD officials believe the US may be losing its edge. (Sputnik News)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Ukraine Wants Help With Electronic Warfare Threat
Ukraine is seeking aid from the United States that would boost its ability to grapple with the sophisticated electronic warfare threats emanating from Russia, the commander of Army forces in Europe said March 17. Russia is getting better intelligence than Ukrainian forces because of its extensive electronic warfare and command-and-control capabilities in Eastern Ukraine, said Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe. "What the Ukrainians have asked for, obviously, is real-time information." (National Defense)
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One of the key lessons of Moscow's invasion of Ukraine is the potency of Russia's electronic warfare capabilities, the product of decades of focused investment. Top US and NATO officials, such as Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the commander of the US Army Europe, have confirmed that Russia used its capabilities to shut down communications in Ukraine. (Defense News)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Patching The F-35’s Data Fusion Gap
Flights of two F-35 test jets have begun here with a software patch to explore the effectiveness of upgrades designed to improve the "fusion" of the threat picture within multi-aircraft F-35 formations. Fusion is a hallmark selling point for the stealthy, single-engine F-35. Prime contractor Lockheed Martin and officials from the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) say data collected through the aircraft’s electro-optical targeting system, radio-frequency electronic warfare system and advanced electronically scanned array radar will be blended for the pilot in a single display by onboard software in an unprecedented manner. (Aviation Week)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Aselsan Inaugurates $157M Radar, EW Plant
Turkish defense electronics specialist Aselsan, the country's biggest defense company, on Monday inaugurated a $157 million plant in Golbasi near Ankara. The plant will specialize in radars and electronic warfare (EW) suites for land, air, naval, space and unmanned platforms, the company said. (Defense News)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: F-35 Jump Jet Gears up for Crucial At-Sea Tests
The blue-green team is gearing up for operational tests that could build momentum for the embattled F-35B Lightning II – or add more fuel to the fire of outspoken critics. The first shipboard operational test period for the Marine Corps' short take off and vertical landing version of the Joint Strike Fighter is scheduled to take place May 18-30 aboard the amphibious assault ship Wasp. (NavyTimes)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: New Army Tool Enhances Electronic Warfare Capabilities
Beginning with the early stages of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the Army has steadily increased its electronic warfare, or EW, capabilities from both a manpower and equipment standpoint. In particular, significant progress has been ongoing since the Army re-established its EW corps and stood up the Project Manager Electronic Warfare office in 2009. (Armed With Science)
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