Honoring the Best and Brightest Young Professionals in the Aerospace and Defense Industry
The application deadline for Future 5 has been extended to July 15. In AOC’s newest program, the AOC Education Foundation (AEF) will recognize five young professionals as the Future 5 each year. The Future 5 will showcase young professionals who actively innovate and strive for excellence as they build their careers in the EMS/EW/IO industry.
Don't miss it! Submit your application by midnight, July 15.
59th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention
2022 Theme: The EMSO Playbook: Maneuvering to Win in a New Era
The Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention is the leading event for electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum operations, cyber-electromagnetic activities and information operations experts worldwide, having the largest concentration of decision-makers among industry shows.
Join us at the industry's leading event to hear from subject-matter experts, explore a show floor brimming with the latest cutting-edge technology, and network with stakeholders, thought leaders and experts in the field. So register today and book your room early — discounted rooms are limited!
Become a Sponsor
AOC provides numerous sponsorship opportunities allowing you to introduce your product or company to our audience. Learn more or contact Sean Fitzgerald, AOC Sales & Client Operations Manager, at 703-549-1600 x222 or email@example.com
Present a Webinar or Instruct a Course
AOC offers high-quality education and training to its professional members through live and on-demand webinars and courses, and we invite you to contribute! Have the opportunity to share your expertise and knowledge while contributing to AOC and the EMSO community when you present a webinar or instruct a course.
Questions? Contact Raleigh Leavitt, AOC Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Low SWAP Multifunctional Electronic Warfare System Development
July 14 | 2-3 p.m. EDT
With today’s increasingly sophisticated threats in the global defense battlefield and the proliferation of Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD), technology must rise to meet the challenge of complex missions – particularly for those operating across the electromagnetic spectrum. These missions call for ‘smart’ systems that address multiple threats and perform simultaneous functions, meaning that they need to be adaptive, multifunctional and operate on any platform (whether in the air, at sea, on the ground or unmanned) – all under reduced size, weight and power. New electronic warfare (EW) systems need to possess loosely coupled hardware and software architectures that can keep pace with commercial development cycles. Dated systems built with one specific purpose and function (e.g., one individual system for electronic attack; a different system for electronic support measures, etc.) typically have a large SWAP-C (Size, Weight, And Power, Cost) and increased system complexity which can limit mission effectiveness, slow down critical mission turnaround time and make it harder to keep pace with new threats.
In this webinar, we will review small form factor multifunction EW system design. The discussion will include modular and scalable hardware and software design trades, simulation and performance evaluation. New model-based design workflows will be discussed that enable functional allocation trades to GPUs/FPGAs/Processors through simulation. The discussion will conclude with system performance evaluation and deployment approaches using hardware in the loop simulation and prototype hardware.
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Cognitive Electronic Warfare: An Artificial Intelligence Approach
Sept. 12–28 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 1–4 p.m. EDT
This course will cover how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in electronic warfare (EW). AI enables EW systems to respond more quickly and effectively to battlefield conditions with complex and novel emitters. The course will discuss AI-based situation assessment techniques for electronic support (ES), including characterization, classification, patterns of life and intent recognition. The course will cover decision-making techniques for electronic protect (EP), electronic attack (EA) and electronic battle management (EBM), including optimization, temporal tradeoffs and distributed coordination. The course will describe how to handle real-time in-mission learning, motivate why this capability is crucial and discuss how to evaluate a system that learns during a mission. It will cover data management approaches and system architecture. The course is based on the book "Cognitive Electronic Warfare: An Artificial Intelligence Approach."
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AOC Continues to Connect Electromagnetic Warfare Practitioners, Industry Partners, Policymakers and Procurement Decision-Makers.
The year 2020 was a massive interruption to life and business, changing how we work, how we connect and forced us into a new way of doing things. We have created new ways to connect and share with our members through these changing times. We have taken events to a virtual space and created new and exciting opportunities for our members to continue looking to AOC as industry leaders.
Now more than ever, it's important to keep in touch and AOC sponsorships are a great way to be part of what's happening right now in the electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) industry.
Partner with AOC to increase your reach!
Industry Partners have a variety of ways to connect with members throughout the year. Stay relevant to your customer base, participate in high-level discussions, and, most importantly, nurture relationships with key contacts.
Nuclear Weapons Policy in the Age of Great Power Competition
In today’s episode of From the Crows’ Nest, Dr. Adam Lowther joins Host Ken Miller to discuss the evolution of US nuclear weapons policy since the end of the Cold War and into this new age of Great Power Competition. Global security is changing rapidly, and we are required to rethink our underlying assumptions, especially as Russia invades Ukraine and China opportunistically takes advantage of current events to strengthen its strategic goals in the Pacific. Dr. Lowther is an author and editor of a new book entitled, Guide to Nuclear Deterrence in the Age of Great-Power Competition. He is currently the Director of Multidomain Operations at the Army Management Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. He was the founding director of the US Air Force’s School of Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies at Kirtland Air Force Base. The views expressed are his own and do not represent those of the United States government.
National Guard teams from across New England partnered with other military services and the private sector to practice fending off cyberattacks and dealing with their fallout. The annual Cyber Yankee exercise, held June 5-18 at Camp Nett in Connecticut, provided participants with valuable insights and tactical experience that can now be applied in the real world, where digital attacks on critical infrastructure and commerce are increasingly common, according to Guard officials. (Defense News)
More than two dozen companies including a division of AT&T Inc. are entering the competition to make real the Pentagon’s vision of seamless communications as part of a deal worth up to $950 million. (C4ISRNet)
In the early days of the war in Ukraine, drones emerged as an unexpected source of victory against Russian forces. But Russia has learned from the humiliation by drones in the first months of the invasion. Experts told Insider that the drone wonder weapons are becoming increasingly ineffective because Russia has improved its defense systems and is downing and jamming many of Ukraine's drones. (Business Insider)