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DON'T MISS TOMORROW'S WEBINAR – Accelerating High Performance Algorithm Designs on FPGA-Based Software Defined Radio (SDR)

November 5, 2015  |  1400-1500 EST (1900-2000 GMT)

With the technology evolution of Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and affordable RF electronics, the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) has become more accessible than ever before. Software defined radios (SDR) have proven to be powerful and agile solutions for a variety of Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Protect (EP), and Electronic Support (ES) applications such as threat detection, creation of interference, and even decoding signals. A key driver to the widespread adoption of SDR lies with the advancement of software tools for algorithm development and hardware interfacing. In this session we discuss both opportunities and  challenges in high performance system design and explore a variety of design flows that can accelerate the design process enabling rapid iteration and deployment on agile SDR platforms.

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DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION ENDS NOVEMBER 9: Register Now for the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention
December 1-3 | Marriott Marquis and D.C. Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

Registration and housing are now open for the AOC International Symposium and Convention. Take advantage of registration discounts until November 9!

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Electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) dominance in the future will require that we synchronize EW and cyber to achieve spectrum dominance. The U.S. Department of Defense, along with its industry partners, faces an uncertain global security environment driven by adversaries who recognize that the EMS has become vital to the success of their campaigns. Adversaries are aggressively fielding electronic warfare systems and cyber systems/technologies that significantly erode DoD’s ability to use and control the EMS while conducting military operations. During this year’s symposium, we have 12 sessions set up to examine various aspects of the evolving EW and cyber strategic relationship and how they impact the EMS.

Want a complimentary registration to the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention? You can get it! One of the reasons the AOC has been able to run such great events is that we receive such fantastic support from volunteers in the Electromagnetic Warfare community. The 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention is one of our largest undertakings ever, and volunteers are eligible to have their registration fees waved. There are lots of ways you can volunteer — for more information on how and the requirements for complimentary registration, check our volunteer opportunities here!

  • Gen. John Hyten, Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base
  • Air Commodore Madelein Spit, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Chief NATO Air Force Armaments Group 
  • Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.), former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Lt. Gen. David Deptula (Ret.), former USAF/A-2
  • Lt. Gen. Bradley A. Heithold, Commander, Air Force Special Operations Command
  • Mr. Robert Stein, Senior Fellow, U.S. Defense Science Board (DSB)
  • Dr. Mark Maybury, CTO, MITRE and former AF Chief Scientist
  • Dr. William Roper, Director, Strategic Capabilities Office at the Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Dr. Thomas Kennedy, Chairman and CEO, Raytheon Company
  • Ms. Michele Weslander Quaid, Chief, Innovation Evangelist, Google, Inc.
Symposium Agenda


There's only one booth left. Contact Stew Taylor at taylor@crows.org.

Exhibit Hall Show Hours
Tuesday, December 1: 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (with reception)
Wednesday, December 2: 1 p.m.-6 p.m. (with lunch and reception)
Thursday, December 3: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (with lunch)

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In recent years, STEM Education has become an imperative and worthy initiative in the United States. The AOC is joining this cause, starting with its inaugural STEM program. The high school and college students attending this event are at a pivotal point in their education, allowing us the opportunity to capture their interests in STEM subjects and potentially inspire them to continue into careers in these essential fields.

Help us inspire these STEM students – the future innovators, inventors and leaders of this nation – to become Spectrum Warriors and Young Crows. We are seeking cool static displays the students can see and touch. If you can provide a display, please contact Pamela Wallace, wallace@crows.org.

STEM sponsorship opportunities

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DON'T MISS AOC Professional Development Courses at the 52nd Annual International Symposium and Convention

December 2-3
Navigation Warfare and Dynamic Spectrum Technologies

Instructor: Robert Samuel
Classification: Unclassified
Washington, D.C.

December 3-5
EW Against a New Generation of Threats

Instructor: Dave Adamy
Classification: Unclassified
Washington, D.C.

February 9-11
Introduction to Electronic Intelligence (ELINT)
Instructor: Dr. Patrick Ford
Classification: Unclassified
Alexandria, VA

AOC SAUDI ARABIA CHAPTER: 4th Electronic Warfare Symposium 2015, November 22-23
The AOC Saudi Arabia Chapter will host the 4th Electronic Warfare Symposium, November 22-23, 2015, in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has a specific need for the latest EW capabilities following the recent escalation in terrorist activities by IS.

With the 4th largest defense budget in the world, Saudi Arabia is a key defense market that is notoriously difficult to penetrate. By attending EW KSA 2015 there will be considerable opportunity to network with EW users, decision makers and procurement officials from Navy, Army and Air Forces from Saudi Arabia and attending GCC countries.

There also will be extensive opportunities to meet with local Saudi Arabian defense providers who will be looking to partner with international companies and therefore simplify the the process of carrying out business in Saudi Arabia.
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The Fourth EW International Conference India (EWCI 2016) is the latest event in the benchmark of EWCI Conference Series in the advanced field of EW. The conference is being organised by the award-winning India Chapter of Association of Old Crows (AOC), Bangalore. The conference is supported by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore is the patronising sponsor of the event. The conference addresses the technical and commercial needs of operational users, planners, developers, procurers, testers and trainers of the latest EW technologies and systems.

A large scale indoor exhibition will accompany the conference, displaying the latest EW products from international EW organisations. There will be an intense one-day pre-conference tutorials preceding the conference. The conference is envisaged as the important platform for EW professionals who would share the research and development output in the field of EW at the global level. Also keeping in view of the government of India's "Make in India" policy, the participants of the conference will be exposed to the state-of-the-art developments in self reliance in the field of EW in India and, hence, the theme of the conference is chosen as "EW: Partner for Self-Reliance."

Conference Details

INDUSTRY NEWS: Don’t Delay JSTARS Replacement: Rep. Austin Scott
As a member of the House Armed Services Committee and a proponent of the JSTARS radar plane since arriving in Congress, I am alarmed by the undercurrent of discussion within Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) considering delaying the Next Generation JSTARS acquisition program. This is in stark contrast to the support for JSTARS from our nation’s Combatant Commanders. (Breaking Defense)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: After Bomber Award, Experts Raise Red Flags
In the context of major U.S. military acquisitions, the Air Force long-range strike bomber may eventually emerge as a poster child for how to buy complex big-ticket weapons. Since the program got under way in 2011, it was deliberately set up to avoid the pitfalls that have tripped up the F-35 joint strike fighter and other troubled acquisitions. (National Defense)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: What Coordination? Russia and Israeli Warplanes Play Cat and Mouse Over Syria
Syrian media reported an Israeli air force attack Sunday, Nov. 1, after two sorties Friday night against Syrian army and Hizballah bases in the Qalamoun Mountains on the Lebanese border. The IDF declined to confirm or deny these reports. Syrian sources described a large number of Israeli airplanes as bombing a Hizballah unit based in the village of El Ain in northern Lebanon and the arms depot of the 155th Brigade of the Syrian army at Al-Katifa to the east. (DEBKAFile)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Defense Budget Cuts to Spur Upgrades in Airborne Electronic Warfare
Rising aerial threat perceptions are prompting defense forces across the world to bolster their air defense capabilities with airborne electronic warfare (EW) systems, according to a new report. As budget constraints compel governments to defer major new procurement programs, upgrades of existing EW systems will be the bigger revenue stream until 2018. Once budget constraints ease, the fresh procurements/fleet replacements will feature new combat air platforms with modern EW systems. (Defence Web)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Next Generation Missiles and Airpower Modernization: The Case of Eurofighter and the Meteor Missile
Dynamic and interactive change is how the air combat system will be transformed over time to enhance the lethality and range of effects which airpower can deliver in a multi-mission, multi-tasking environment. Shaping a new weapons revolution where weapons are enabled throughout the attack and defense enterprise and not simply resident for organic platform operations is a key element of the way ahead. (Second Line of Defense)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Hill Airman and EW Specialist Jesus Soto Receives Purple Heart for Time in Iraq
Nearly a decade after he was injured while fighting for the Air Force in Iraq, Jesus Soto has finally received some long overdue recognition. Soto, who until Friday, Oct. 30, worked as an electronic warfare specialist in the 388th Fighter Wing's Component Maintenance Squadron, received the Purple Heart in a ceremony held at Hill Air Force Base. (Standard Examiner)
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The Army, which has been honing efforts to incorporate cyber operations and electronic warfare on the battlefield, is planning an exercise next summer to work on converging the two. The service’s Cyber Center of Excellence, located at Fort Gordon, Georgia, is looking for vendors to take part in its Cyber Quest 2016, described as a cyberspace operations experiment to assess emerging technologies against documented cyber and electronic warfare capability requirements. (Defense Systems)
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