Call for Papers: AOC 2023
AOC 2023's theme is Advancing EMS Superiority Through Strategic Alliances and Partnerships. Complimentary to the main stage and breakout sessions, we are planning nine technical sessions comprised of subject matter experts from the military, academia and industry in numerous topic areas
Submit your original, unclassified abstracts for presentations within topic areas including:
- Emergent Revolutionary Technologies to Enhance EMSO
- Emergent Revolutionary Technologies to Enhance EMSO
- Accelerating Tech Insertion into Operational Environments
- Status of Multi-Domain Training and Simulation Related to EMSO
Submission deadline: July 31
AOC STEM Student of the Year Scholarship
Would you like to get more involved in the association and add your voice to the AOC Board of Directors? Then nominate yourself for one of the open positions below and join in the future of AOC. As part of the nomination process, you are asked to have a sponsor or nominator that supports your wish to run for election.
Nominations are due June 1.
Positions that are eligible for election this year are:
- At-Large Director (2 available)
- Southern Region Director
- Northeastern Region Director
- International Region II Director
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to engage with the experts and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the world of multi-domain operations. Join From the Crows’ Nest podcast for live coverage of AOC Europe from May 15-17, exclusively on Twitter Spaces. Host Ken Miller and special co-hosts will delve into Integrating Multi-Domain Operations with guests, including presenters, industry reps, subject matter experts, and VIPs worldwide. Follow @FTCNhost on Twitter for notifications when we go live, and engage any way you like - it's free, live, and no registration is required.
Catch us at the following times:
- Monday, May 15, 4-6 p.m. (GMT+2)
- Tuesday, May 16, 4-6 p.m. (GMT+2)
- Wednesday, May 17, 1-3 p.m. (GMT+2)
Special co-hosts and regular guests include John Knowles, Col Jeff Fischer, USAF (Ret.), Dr. Tom Withington and Dr. Alix Valenti. Topics will range from European defense capability and operational requirements to the ongoing war in Ukraine and rising tensions with China.
AOC Future 5
Honoring the Best and Brightest Young Professionals in the Aerospace and Defense Industry
After a successful first year of recognizing five outstanding and inspiring Future 5 awardees, we are excited to meet the next AOC Future 5. The AOC Future 5 program annually showcases five young professionals who actively innovate and strive for excellence as they build their careers in the EMS/EW/IO industry. Submit your application today and be part of the 2023 AOC Future 5!
Applications are open!
Electromagnetic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2023 Conference
May 16-18 | Crane, IN
Theme: Force Level Electromagnetic Warfare
The overall goal of this signature conference for Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields is to discuss issues related to achieving Force Level EW and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) capabilities across the Services. Technical panels and keynote speakers will address EW and EMSO requirements and emerging technologies necessary to support joint warfighting and achieve an enduring advantage in the electromagnetic spectrum. Government and military leaders across the Department of Defense will present the essential role of EW and EMSO in Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), Joint Long-Range Fires and Information Advantage and exchange with the EW community how innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are needed to advance collaborative and agile solutions to persistent gaps in our joint warfighting capabilities.
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Classification: US Secret Only with third-day session held at TS/SCI US Only level
Partner with AOC and increase your reach! Sponsoring the EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2023 Conference is a great way to increase your reach and be part of what's happening right now in the EMSO industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities for this event.
May 15-17 | Bonn, Germany
This year, over 100 defence suppliers will showcase their latest EW solutions in the exhibition hall. Additionally, several key military officials and VIP delegations from across the globe will be attending the event, making it a perfect opportunity to network and build new connections. With just two weeks away from the largest AOC Europe exhibition to date, make sure to secure your place to join us:
Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence 2023 Conference
June 6-8 | Charleston, SC
Theme: Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Into JADC2
Each service is working to integrate TTP and capabilities into JADC2 to enable this force multiplier for all services and agencies. At this conference, we will advance that effort by gathering the best minds and decision-makers in their fields to discuss plans, objectives, successes and challenges with this transformational move in strategic planning and mission execution.
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Make face-to-face connections with your target audience when you partner with AOC! Sponsoring the Cyber/EW Convergence 2023 Conference puts you in front of those active in the field, increasing your reach in the industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities for this event.
5G Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) – Technology Outlook and Evolution
May 4 | 2 p.m. ET
With 3GPP Release 17, the 5G system is “learning to fly” and technology wise 5G will enable satellite based connectivity. But it will present a long technology evolution and the NTN will be further enhanced. Those enhancements allow the incorporation of more processing power into the satellites known as regenerative mode or will enable other airborne stations beside satellites and also enhance the interoperability of terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks. Combined with the trend of private networks, there are various options to incorporate NTN ad hoc networks into private networks. This webinar will discuss the technology details of 5G NTN and the technology evolution of “beyond satellite” on the long term path to 6G unified networks.
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China’s Quest for Information Dominance
The US-China competitive relationship is very complex, reaching every aspect of society, the economy, and the military. In this episode, Ken Miller talks with Dean Cheng of the US Institute of Peace about China’s doctrine on information dominance and its implications for global power politics.
Dean Cheng is the Senior Advisor for the Institute of Peace and Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute. Ken and Dean discuss China’s approach to intelligence gathering, their long-term goal and end game, and the greater implications of the China-Taiwan conflict. They also discuss how China is capitalizing on the Russia-Ukraine War and approaching oil production in the Middle East.
Russia accused Ukraine on Wednesday of attacking the Kremlin with drones overnight in a failed attempt to kill President Vladimir Putin. (Reuters)
The Air Force is forging ahead with its plan to retire the storied U-2 Dragon Lady spy aircraft in fiscal 2026, as part of a yearslong effort to reshape how the service surveils American adversaries from above. (C4ISRNet)