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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 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 May 26. Participate in information sharing through the comprehensive conference on May 27-28 produced by the AOC.

Speaker Highlights
  • Keynote Address – Maj. Gen. Ken Israel, USAF (Ret.) AOC President, U.S.
  • 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, U.S. 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 
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Conference Details



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

TOMORROW - 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


SPACE IS LIMITED: Register Now for AOC Electronic Warfare Brazil, April 16 in Rio de Janeiro

"Evolving Electronic Warfare in Latin America"

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

The inaugural Symposium audience will include senior serving military leaders and operators, security personnel, government officials, leading academics and world class industry leaders, and 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.

To register this conference, the participant must insert the CORRECT registration code: EWBRAZIL
Due to room capacity, space is limited to the first 50 registrants. Register Now!

Keynote Speakers & Topics Include:
•    Chairman 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

•    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
Industry Speakers from SAAB, Sweden, Virtualabs, Italy and Elbit/Elisra Systems, Israel, will complement the exciting program:
•    Effective Naval Electronic Defense
Filippo Neri, CEO, Virtualabs, Italy

•    Integrated Border Management

•    Combinatoric Analysis of Separation Mechanisms in EW Systems
Reuel Manela, Head System Engineer, Advanced EW Systems, Elisra, Israel

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NEW AOC VIRTUAL SERIES: AOC Advocacy Training 2015, April 23

April 23, 2015 | 1400-1500 EDT (1800-1900 GMT)

Advocacy is the art of advancing a cause, idea or policy through generating and distributing knowledge and facilitating networking and trade. Successful advocacy requires both commitment of people and investment of resources. It can be daunting to think about making a difference, but it is really quite simple if you follow a few best practices. Join us for the first advocacy webinar of 2015. You'll learn best practices and tips for applying advocacy principles for both individual and organizational advocacy. We will also discuss AOC's advocacy roadmap for 2015 and provide an update on activities and legislation before Congress.

The webinar will cover the following topics:
  • Defining advocacy and its value to the public policy proces
  • Advocacy versus lobbying: What separates the two concepts, and why is advocacy quickly becoming the preferred method to engage Congress?
  • Advocacy tools, tactics, and best practices for individuals and organizations (plus helpful free resources at your fingertips)
  • AOC Advocacy for 2015: What we've done and what we plan to accomplish in the coming months.
Participants of the webinar will also be able to continue the discussion and to receive guidance from the AOC following the webinar to help you get started and stay involved.

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PLAN NOW TO ATTEND THE MAY WEBINAR: Demystifying Monopulse Radars, May 7
1400-1500 EDT (1800-1900 GMT)

Modern tracking radars are almost always classified as monopulse radars. But what does the term "monopulse" really mean, and how do monopulse systems work? Do other options exist, and, if so, why are they not as widely used? And most importantly: What does this all mean in the real world?

This webinar will attempt to answer these and other questions by considering monopulse and other comparable techniques. The historical development of these techniques will be summarized to show how this process led almost inevitably to the development of monopulse radar. A simplified version of the theory behind monopulse will be provided to show how the measured returns are related to an angular error. A basic discussion of some of the approaches used to implement monopulse radar will be provided including considerations such as the difference between amplitude- and phase-comparison monopulse. Throughout this presentation, the focus will be on why each of these considerations is relevant to real-world systems.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED: 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!

Keynote Speakers

Rosemary Wenchel (invited)
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary,
Cyber Policy, Office of Policy,
Department of Homeland Security

COL Bryant Glando (invited)
Deputy Directory Army Cyber Proponent,
U.S. Army Cyber Command

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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 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, FL.
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Students Enjoy Dixie Crows Symposium
People stared and pointed as the red and white drone circled overhead. At the helm was Alva Shell, 560th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron human resources supervisor, perched on the second floor of the Century of Flight hangar as his $1,300 piece of equipment flew above the crowd. Shell's demonstration was part of the 40th annual Dixie Crows Symposium conducted at the Museum of Aviation. (Robins Air Force Base)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Why the Marine Corps is Rushing to Deploy an Imperfect Combat Aircraft
The biggest story this year so far in the F-35 joint strike fighter world is not the soaring cost of the aircraft – a problem that appears to have been contained, according to the program manager – but the determination of the Marine Corps to put the aircraft into service even though its mission software is unfinished and cracks surfaced in one of its main bulkheads. (National Defense)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: DARPA is Working on a Better Alternative to Position-Tracking GPS Technology
We’re used to thinking of GPS as the single technology out there that can locate our position on the map. Without a doubt, it is the most popular space-based satellite navigation system, but there are alternatives, such as Glonass. However, the vast majority of mobile devices come with GPS, while others opt for including Glonass, as well, for extra-coverage thanks for the increased number of satellites. (Technology Personalized)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: On the U.S. Navy’s Wish List: More Boeing Fighter Jets
As the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program continues to accrue criticism over cost and schedule overruns and missed milestones, the U.S. Navy is looking to an old standby – the Boeing-built F/A-18 Super Hornet – to plug potential holes in its airborne fleet. The Navy’s unfunded "wish list," headed to lawmakers’ desks this week, includes 12 Boeing-built F/A-18 fighter jets alongside eight Lockheed Martin F-35Cs. Each purchase would be worth roughly $1 billion for the companies – if Congress decides to fund them. (Fortune)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: The U.S. Air Force Has a Computer-Killing Cruise Missile
The U.S. Air Force has been turning old cruise missiles into computer-destroying weapons of mass disruption. It’s known as CHAMP, or the Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project. Designed to conduct non-lethal electronic attacks on cities, the device can fly over densely populated areas and hit targets with powerful, precise shots of microwave energy. (Medium)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Army Improves Systems Testing to Deliver More Capability to Fight
The Army is now using high-performance computer modeling and simulation to ensure its weapons platforms and systems deliver greater effectiveness to the warfighters, said Dr. Jeffery Holland, director of U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. (Military.com)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: The World of 2020 According to DARPA
To reduce the price of weapons and other gear by creating new solutions to old problems – or "rethink complex military systems," as Deputy Director Steven Walker of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency puts it – is among DARPA’s focus areas for the next few years. This week, the agency highlighted potential solutions to this and other problems, describing a menagerie of magical technologies that are entering a new phase of research or development. (Defense One)
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