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[November 16, 2012]

Coalition Military Contingency Gathers around Land Electronic Warfare Conference

ALEXANDRIA, Va. --(Business Wire)--

The Association of Old Crows (AOC) teams up with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in Quantico, VA, for The Land Electronic Warfare (EW) Conference, December 11-13, 2012. It is becoming apparent that the manipulation of the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) through a variety of toolsets, will dictate the actions of commanders in the 21st century. Whether monitoring a ground radar, or leading from an operations center, the increased attention revolving around "Cyberspace" and activities associated with the information environment are warranted given their ability to manipulate a commander's perception of the battlefield. Therefore, sessions and demonstrations presented provide evidence of how the U.S. and Coalition forces are implementing technology and changing organizational paradigms in order to exploit the EMS and the information environment from a land component perspective.

Opening the first day is a keynote speech from Brigadier General William F. Roy, Deputy Director of Operations, Readiness and Mobilization, Headquarters Department of the Army. Following are service presentations on U.S. Army EW and their support to current operations and future vision, EW collaborative environment, and CREW Sustainment and Integration into Service EMS Operations. Sessions on Day 2 focus on a joint perspective comprising of representatives from each of the service branches, in addition to presentations from Brigadier General Richard J. Evans from U.S. Strategic Command J3E, and CEO of Dispersive Solutions Inc., Robert Twitchell. The final day addresses EW concerns from the USMC and the Royal Marines. USMC Deputy Commandant for Combat Development & Integration, Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills, will discuss Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) EW Systems Information. Royal Marine Corps representatives speaking on coalition Land EW efforts include Lieutenant Colonel Jonny Hill, Lieutenant Colonel Middleton, and Major Robert Thorpe.

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Held on a Department of Defense (DoD) facility, this three day conference at the General Alfred M. Gray Marine Corps Research Center is restricted to "4 Eyes" attendees (United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, & U.S.). The conference closes with an out-brief from the Land EW USMC co-sponsor leadership plus remarks focusing on continued collaboration between the integration Divisions to develop organic capability for the MAGTF and the Joint Force.

The AOC is a not-for-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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