Warfighters Convene to Identify Capability Gaps in Electronic Warfare and Define Enabling Technologies to Counteract Deficiencies

Mar 30, 2012, 09:09 ET from Association of Old Crows

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Old Crows (AOC) presents for the 5th year, Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference at the Crane Lakeview Conference Center in Crane, IN.  The conference is hosted at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division, NAVSEA's Center of Excellence for Electronic Warfare (EW).  May 8th through May 10th, this capstone event will explore in detail the EW gaps and enabling technologies required by the services to ensure EW maintains freedom of maneuver through the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) in support of achieving commanders' objectives.  Speakers and presenters will look back at the past 4 years and identify what progress has been made to ensure the success of the warfighter in tomorrow's battlespace. 

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Spanning 3 days in a classified setting, senior leaders from the military, government, industry, and academia will address the issues hindering today's warfighter.  The first day features an informative session of presentations and open discussions exploring the gaps of the services to include the mutually supportive capabilities of EW across all domains.  This is an opportunity for senior leaders and attendees to gain insight into Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) programs and operations that are key areas to the entire battlespace operations.  On Day 2, the agenda focuses on capturing the services' gaps and exploring the areas of EW not discussed in detail as the traditional radio frequency (RF) portion of the spectrum - further addressing the capabilities of electro-optic and infrared in support of both the kinetic and non-kinetic fight.   A classified reception where attendees can continue their EMS discussions in small networking groups follows the presentations at Crane Lakeview Conference Center.  Day 2 finishes with a Fiesta Night Reception in the grand ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomington, Indiana.  The final day of the conference, speakers and presentations center on detailed Intelligence Community updates on the current status and future of our adversaries' threat systems.  "Irish Night" at the Irish Lion wraps up the conference's 5th anniversary of bringing to the forefront issues that affect operations across the EMS.  

AOC is a non-profit international Electronic Warfare/Information Operations (EW/IO) association which promotes electromagnetic spectrum operations and related activities across military, civilian and commercial applications.

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