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From the Symposium Chair
It has been a great honor to serve as the Chair for our 56th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention. This is an amazing time to be advancing such a critical topic, "Building the EMS Enterprise." The EMS is incredibly powerful but also very innocent, since it is literally everywhere and impacts everything, yet cannot discern uniforms, geography, organizations, programs, or funding lines. The ability to achieve the meaningful goal of building an EMS Enterprise thus requires consideration of several systemic obstacles.
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Inside the Convention
On the final day of the AOC Symposium the discussion turned to "Advanced Technologies for EMS Operations," chaired by Dr. William Conley, Chief Technology Officer, Mercury Systems (Andover, MA). Conley set the stage for the discussion by addressing the differences between spending in defense electronics advanced technologies in the great-power competition of today vs. that of the past. With regard to the question of whether the US is going to "out-innovate" China in a substantial way, Conley pointed out that in terms of total R&D spending, China was effectively matching the US and, looking back to 1960 and total Federal government R&D spending, Conley pointed out that this was twice the level of commercial industry, while today, this is basically three-to-one in the other direction.
Among the various ancillary meetings last week at the 2019 AOC Symposium, the Sensors Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Consortium briefed its latest developments. The Consortium, which includes 74 member organizations, is a collaboration across the government, academia and industry. Its goal is to establish hardware, software and interface standards that will allow companies who develop EW, SIGINT, radar, EO/IR and other electromagnetic sensor systems for the military to deliver these systems quicker and at lower cost.
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JED News
The digital edition November JED is live now! Use this link for open access. This month's stories include:
-The EW Story of the Gripen EW
-Where is DRFM Technology Headed?
-Novel Antenna Technologies
-How Will Ground EW Evolve?
-Interview with Deb Norton, VP of F-35 Solutions, BAE Systems
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Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Antenna Sharing and Pattern Capabilities at Naval Research Laboratory Test Facility

Northrop Grumman, in partnership with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), successfully completed a critical test in the development of the Integrated Topside (InTop) Low-Level Resource Allocation Manager (LLRAM) program last month at NRL’s test facility in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland.

SRC Awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement to Provide U.S. Air Force with Intelligence Mission Data Support Services

SRC, Inc., has been awarded a General Services Administration blanket purchase agreement to provide intelligence mission (IMD) support services to the U.S. Air Force’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC). 

Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band Takes Flight for First Power Generation Test

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Teledyne Unveils a New VPX Transceiver

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Lockheed Martin GPS Spatial Temporal Anti-Jam Receiver (GSTAR) System To Be Integrated In F-35 Modernization

Lockheed Martin received a $25 million initial contract award for engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) for the GPS Spatial Temporal Anti-Jam Receiver (GSTAR) system that will be integrated into the F-35 as part of its modernization phase, also known as Block 4.

Lockheed Martin Receives A Second E-2D Multi-Year Contract To Provide Electronic Warfare Systems To U.S. Navy 

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $50.9M contract for AN/ALQ-217 Electronic Support Measure (ESM) systems from Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Navy’s E-2D aircraft program.

Lockheed Martin To Provide Enhanced Electronic Warfare Capabilities To U.S. Army And Coalition Helicopters

Under terms of a recent contract, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will provide the U.S. Army and foreign military customers additional electronic warfare systems that enable faster detection and identification of threats.

Mercury’s Latest Commercial Digitization Technology Dramatically Improves RF Signal Tracking

Mercury Systems, Inc. announced the new DCM6112 digitization transceiver, optimized to provide the best balance of low-latency and wide bandwidth for critical electronic warfare (EW) applications.

Pentek Introduces New Sentinel Recorder for Military Signal Intelligence Applications

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SOSA-Aligned 100GbE 6U & 3U VPX Switches Developed by Annapolis Micro Systems

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CRFS Launches Portable, High-Fidelity RF Recorder

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SRC Establishes Force Protection Division and Announces Promotions

SRC, Inc., has formed the force protection division in response to customer priorities and to focus on developing electronic warfare, counter-unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and advanced technology solutions for protecting warfighters and military assets around the world. Ron Hayward has been selected to lead this new division as the senior vice president.

Elbit Systems Awarded $50 Million Contract by the Portuguese MoD to Provide a Complete EW Suite for New KC-390 Aircraft

Elbit Systems announced that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $50 million from the Portuguese Ministry of Defense (MoD) to supply the Portuguese Air Force ("PtAF") with a complete Electronic Warfare (EW) suite and Customer Logistics Support for the new KC-390 multi-mission aircraft.