The 2015 AOC Europe Conference, now in its 15th year, is scheduled for 27-28 May 2015 and plans are in hand to run an Intelligence Workshop on 26 May. The Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre has been chosen as the venue and offers superb facilities with more space available in response to increased demand following the hugely successful 2014 event in Edinburgh where 45 nations were represented. The 2015 Conference will follow a well-proven format of presentations, Q&A and discussions in a relaxed atmosphere with lunches and refreshments included. The AOC is the international Electronic Warfare advocacy association with over 13,500 members worldwide and now in its 51st year. Once again, AOC EW Europe will be supported by the AOC’s logistics partner Clarion Events and local European Chapters.
As Nations re-focus on contingency operations after over a decade of counter-insurgency there are many challenges and opportunities for governments, the military, academia, science and technology and industry. Events in 2014 have reminded us of the deadly nature of RF guided weaponry and that the counter-insurgency threat has not gone away, but intensified. Air attacks on IS terrorists in Syria and Iraq are inevitably enabled by the usual panoply of Electromagnetic (EM) operations: SIGINT; C4ISR; precise navigation and timing; targeting; communications, spectrum management and the whole gamut of EW. EM-enabled cyber operations are part of defeating terrorists as well as state actors across the spectrum of warfare, starting with influence and counter-propaganda and most likely going much further.
National forces are being re-shaped and re-equipped to face the future which will be contested, congested, complex, connected and constrained and potentially chaotic unless the right informed choices are made now. AOC EW Stockholm 2015 will look at future EW from 3 connected perspectives – innovation by industry, government agencies and academia, the importance of information (including cyber) and interoperability both of capabilities like EW, SIGINT and ISR, and between services and partners in joint, combined and coalition operations. Part of the event will include twin-tracks focusing respectively on operations, capability and defence lines of development, and industry developments and inventiveness. AOC EW Europe 2015 will once again will bring together, this time in beautiful Stockholm, all the communities needed to underpin successful transformation of EW and all related EM capabilities including SIGINT, C4ISR, spectrum management, cyber and others and will include leaders and operators from the military, government, academia, S&T and R&D and critically industry. A global EW networking, exhibition, seminar and conference not to be missed!
Main Conference 27-28 May 2015: The conference will include presentations covering the following presenters: