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25 Apr 22. Why is reuniting at AOC Europe 2022 this year more important than ever?
The recent turbulences in defence and national security, have brought to light the need for advanced electronic warfare technology more than ever before. To make sure you are informed on the latest developments and challenges in electromagnetic spectrum operations, AOC Europe have invited a panel of EW specialists who will discuss their fields of expertise and share their valuable insights at the upcoming conference. So, why not join them?
Here’s a sneak peek at the top sessions:
Day 1: Wednesday 11 May
Keynote Opening Address
Air Cdre Hugh Smith RAF, Deputy Director, European Air Group
Russian EW Meets Reality: Electronic Warfare Successes and Failures During Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
Dr Tom Withington, Editor, Armada International
Glenn “Powder” Carlson, Lt Col, USAF (Ret’d), AOC President – US DoD Superiority Strategy and Its Implementation
Training And Terminology Matter
Alasdair Gilchrist MBE, Above Water Systems, Programme Manager, Dstl and Chair NATO EW Policy & Doctrine Panel
Digital Transformation in T&E in New EMSO
Mr Raffaele Fiengo, Business Development Manager, National Instruments Germany
Dr. Ing. Massimo Sciotti, Elettronica GmbH
Day 2: Thursday 12 May
Special Session – Next Generation Air Survivability
Mark Threadgold, Dstl Fellow, Electromagnetic Protection Group, DSTL
Decision Making for Unified EMS Effects
Dr Karen Haigh, Independent Consultant and author of Cognitive Electronic Warfare: An Artificial Intelligence Approach, USA
Lightweight EW payloads for UAV – A game changer in the electromagnetic battle space
Mr Nicolas Fovet, Head of Department – Air & Naval Electronic Warfare Communications Projects, THALES
AI & EW: The revolution of multi-domain warfare
Mr Matt Driskill, Director of Strategy and Growth, Modern Technology Solutions Inc, USA
To register for the event, please visit: https://www.aoceurope.org/battlespace-2022
25 Apr 22. How is digitalization transforming the new EMSO? Find out at AOC Europe 2022.
The EW industry has seen significant developments since our previous conference. One such key area that has evolved exponentially is ‘Multi-domain test, evaluation and training’. What other aspects of electromagnetic spectrum operations will continue to evolve?
To help you better understand the latest solutions and address the challenges faced by the EW community, AOC Europe has invited renowned speakers at AOC Europe 2022 including, Dr. Karen Haigh, world expert in AI and Cognitive EW, and the author of Cognitive Electronic Warfare: An Artificial Intelligence Approach.
Why attend AOC Europe 2022?
The event will be heading to Montpellier, France for the first time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the French Lafayette AOC chapter. Don’t miss out as the EW community reconvenes together again to discuss new advances and future challenges in electronic warfare.
In addition, attendees will have the chance to view the latest technology solutions for electromagnetic spectrum operations from over 85 specialist suppliers, at the free-to-attend exhibition.
To register for the event, visit: https://www.aoceurope.org/battlespace-2022
20 Apr 22. Defense Acquisition University Offers Free Webinar on the Online Cyber Resilient Weapon Systems Body of Knowledge.
The Strategic Technology Protection and Exploitation Office’s Resilient Systems (RS) Directorate in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering recently presented a webinar in partnership with Defense Acquisition University (DAU) on the online Cyber Resilient Weapon Systems Body of Knowledge (CRWS-BoK).
The nearly hour-long webinar provides a helpful overview of the online CRWS-BoK’s background and purpose, as well as its key features and functionalities. The webinar recording and presentation slides are publicly available on the DAU website.
The CRWS-BoK is a technical resource for science and technology (S&T) and engineering professionals who specialize in cyber resilient weapon systems. The technical community from the DoD, federal government, industry, and academia can access this free and public information to assist them in weapon systems and program development, as well as policy decision-making. The RS Directorate, under the leadership of Ms. Melinda Reed, launched the online CRWS-BoK in May 2021 and continues to solicit and implement feedback from users to improve the CRWS-BoK’s functionality and offerings.
The RS Directorate also partners with S&T and engineering professionals to foster assured resilient missions, systems, and components. It leverages best practices and fosters innovation that enables the Nation’s S&T and engineering workforce to deliver secure cyber resilient weapon systems that can successfully operate in the face of persistent cyber threats.
For additional information and to register for a free CRWS-BoK account, please visit the CRWS-BoK at https://crws-bok.org/. The site is optimized for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari browsers. (Source: US DoD)
20 Apr 22. Defence Space 2022 to be held as a two-day conference on 10/11 May, and invite you to join the conference as a virtual delegate.
Space policy and military leaders will join space science and technology and industrial heads from the UK and overseas at the IET, Savoy Place, London on 10 -11 May to discuss how to accelerate space-based capabilities for both homeland and international security. Defence Space 22 will uniquely bring into focus the importance of space for our security in the light of the war in Ukraine.
Topics to be addressed:
- The Impact of the Operationalisation of Space: The importance of the recent commercial space contributions witnessed in Ukraine and how space-based commercial capabilities are proving game-changing in the current crisis will be explained by senior military commanders. Information has been re-weaponised and everyday data including open-source imagery are now affecting live combat outcomes. The impact on commercial space companies is stark: they have moved from providing information services to a broad utility or user segment to direct action in support of homeland defence; supporting the hearts and minds of citizens; reducing the fog of war and making offensive action attributable to a global and empathetic audience. Sixty years of MoD space operations delivering space domain awareness and satellite operations that enhance military operations combined with a UK space industry that now contributes £16bn a year to GDP puts the UK at the heart of the developments arising from this crisis. How will the UK and its international allies quickly integrate commercial capabilities into multi-domain operations?
- Delivering ‘Protect and Defend’: How is Defence implementing the National Space Strategy?: The MoD is delivering the ‘Protect and Defend’ goal within the National Space Strategy via cross-Government collaboration, international partnerships and active engagement with industry, academia, and the wider commercial UK space sector. Defence Space will set out the MoD’s approach to each of these key elements, as well as its capability priorities, strategic themes, cross-cutting principles and ten-year funding plan.
- International Collaboration on Space: A special focus on how the UK is strengthening its space engagement with allies and partners via multinational collaborations (NATO, Five Eyes,Combined Space Operations Initiative). Sessions will feature a number of senior military leaders from the US, Canada, Australia.
- The Evolution of UK Space Command: A year on from its formation, UK Space Command is leading space activity across the MoD in direct support of military operations, including multi-domain integration, command and control, capability management, workforce generation and the delivery of operational effect. Defence Space will explore what’s next for the UK’s space force.
- Delivering Science & Technology to Unlock Next Generation Capability: What are the strategic challenges to security encountered in space and how can the wider commercial space sector help address these to promote UK prosperity? Past collaborative S&T success stores and future engagement opportunities will be presented along with fresh perspectives on technology that could shape the future of the space domain.
Keynote speakers include: Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Mr Jeremy Quin MP; Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston; Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security, Mr Alex van Someren; Commander US Space Command, General James H. Dickinson; Chief of Space Operations, US Space Force, General John W. ‘Jay’ Raymond; Commander UK Space Command, Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey; Director of Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, Major General Darrell Amison; UK MOD Director Space, Air Vice-Marshal Harv Smyth.
Other speakers include: Brigadier General GM Adamson, Director General Space and Joint Force Component Commander, Department of National Defence, Canada; Brigadier-General Chris McKenna Director General Air & Space Force Development, Royal Canadian Air Force; Air Commodore Nicholas Hogan Director General – Space Domain, Royal Australian Air Force; Ms Deanna Ryals, Chief Partnership Officer, Space & Missiles Systems Center, USAF; Ms. Rebecca Evernden Director for Space, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS); Air Commodore Jules Ball, Head of Defence Space Capability, Space Directorate, MOD; Professor Anu Ojha Director, UK National Space Centre; Ms Natalie Moore Head of Space Policy, MOD;Ms Rachel Solomons Space Domain Awareness Science Adviser, UK Space Command; Dr Junayd Miah Principal Space Scientist, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
Full details of the programme and timings are on the Conference website here: https://airpower.org.uk/defence-space-2022/programme/
We will be using a live-casting platform which will allow you to watch the conference live, ask questions, network, view and download useful information. You will also be able to review sessions in replay mode. Access to the conference will be through an online portal; you will be sent your personalised web link direct to your email just before the event.
In the first instance, please confirm by email that you would like to join the conference online at . Once you have confirmed, we will register you and send joining instructions for the online link, detailed agenda and timings plus ‘live interaction’ conditions and media facility ahead of the conference.
19 Apr 22. APITech Announces Participation at AOC Europe 2022. APITech™ (API Technologies Corp.), a leading provider of capabilities that Protect, Power, and Process critical RF and electronics applications is pleased to announce our participation at AOC Europe 2022 in Pérols, France. Held at Parc des Expositions de Montpellier on May 10th-12th, 2022, APITech will be exhibiting at Booth B19.
AOC Europe gives us a unique opportunity to meet with new and existing customers to talk about our products and technologies supporting Electronic Warfare applications, said Michael Schwarm, vice president, worldwide sales and marketing for APITech. “We are uniquely positioned to help our defense customers address current and emerging challenges from the component-level to highly integrated subsystems and assemblies.
APITech will be showcasing our advanced solutions for Electronic Warfare including broadband amplifiers, RF/EMI filters, multi-function RF modules, limiters & attenuators, and RF distribution switches.
Later in 2022, APITech will be attending IMS in Denver in June, and AOC US in Washington, DC in October.
For more information on APITech’s trade show program, go to: https://info.apitech.com/events
APITech™ (API Technologies Corp.) is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high-performance subsystems, modules, and components to Protect, Power, and Process critical RF and electronics applications. A high-reliability technology pioneer with over 70 years of heritage, APITech’s products are used by global defense, industrial, and commercial customers for critical applications including electronic warfare, Radar, C4ISR, Space, missile defense, commercial aerospace, wireless communications, medical, oil and gas, and harsh environments. (Source: PR Newswire)
19 Apr 22. Defence Information 22 (DI22)
Mobilising the Defence Digital Backbone
8-9 June 2022
Active Conference Centre, Thornbury, Bristol, and online
Welcome to this month’s update on DI22, a hybrid conference. Registration is now open, all tickets include Day 1 and Day 2 and the Extra Networking Session following Day 1. The Programme (STC) is detailed below, with a line up of key speakers and the opportunity to attend 4 interactive workshops on Day 2, please make sure you book your ticket now.
Information Strategy & Information Enablers
Panel Chair: Phil Richardson OBE – Google Cloud Public Sector Defence Account
- Delivering the Defence Digital & IT Transformation Charlie Forte, Chief Information Officer (CIO), MOD
- Mobilising the Defence Digital Backbone John Fitzpatrick, Director Digital Enablement, MOD
- Delivering the Defence Digital Foundry Maj Gen Tom Copinger-Symes, Director Strategy and Military Digitisation, MOD
- Panel Discussion Chair: Phil Richardson OBE – Google Cloud Public Sector Defence Account
Data, Cyber Risk & Cloud Services
Panel Chair: Mark Hughes, President, Security, DXC Technology
- Implementing the Defence Data Strategy Caroline Bellamy, Director Chief Data Officer MoD
- Reducing Cyber Risk – MOD Cyber Resilience Strategy Hugh Tatton-Brown, Head of Cyber Security Architecture
- The Cloud concept, best practices and how it can benefit Defence John Able, Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Google Cloud
- MOD Cloud Services Kevin Brown or Nominee
- Panel Discussion Chair: Mark Hughes, President, Security, DXC Technology
- Commodity Usage Principles & Assurance (CUPA) Partnership Major Colin Williams, Defence Digital
Panel Chair: – Dr Roger Hood Chairman, NED, Adviser to commercial organisations
- Mobilising AI on the Digital Backbone – Bridging the Gap from Work Automation to Digital Optimisation Peter van der Putten, Director Decisioning & AI Solutions & Assistant Professor, AI & Creative Research, Pega
- People, Integration and Agility: the Vertebrae of the Digital Backbone Oliver Organ, Business Development Manager, VIMA
- How technology can help Defence make sense of the ever-increasing volumes of data and how this is a fundamental component of any pan-Defence Digital Backbone Al Bowman, Director UK Public Sector for Dataminr and Johnny Pinney, MoD Account Manager for Dataminr
- Manufacturing 4.0 meets Defence 4.0 – exploiting this merged opportunity Paul Homan – Distinguished Engineer, CTO Industrial – IBM Services
- Unravelling the Digital Backbone – people, process, technology, data and secure by design Steve Bell, Technical Director – Atkins
- Finale Speaker – Technology Gamechangers Ben Parish, Head of Innovation, Defence Digital, MOD
- Panel Discussion Chair: Dr Roger Hood
AOC Europe connects organisations and individuals across government, defence, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and review the latest advances in electromagnetic and information-related fields. With a history spanning more than 25 years, AOC Europe is the Association of Old Crows’ flagship international event with 70+ manufacturers and 1000+ attendees from 40+ countries coming together to engage, innovate and network and to discuss all things within this dedicated sector.
Our 2022 conference theme:
Integrating Electromagnetic Effects across all Domains
The control of the electromagnetic spectrum is a fundamental requirement in modern warfare in all domains whether land, sea air, space, information or cyber. Systems operating in these domains must be able to communicate, make decisions, share information and take actions in a coordinated, controlled and effective manner using the electromagnetic spectrum.
To achieve and maintain this dominance, electronic warfare, radar, navigation, situational awareness and other information and communication systems require significant levels of integration and interoperability across all types of platforms and in all domains. Innovative integrated systems requirements, applications and enabling technologies will be considered from intelligence data gathering, analysis and data fusion through to the deployment of countermeasures and other actions that use the electromagnetic spectrum.
For more details on exhibiting/sponsoring, submitting a paper or attending the event visit www.aoceurope.org