46th Annual Collaborative EW Symposium

COM_JCALPRO_STARTDATE: April 25, 2017 7:00 pm - April 28, 2017 3:00 am
Location: Pt. Mugu, CA

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This conference is being held by the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) under a co-sponsorship agreement with AOC.
Day 1 will be classified SECRET US Only. Days 2-3 will be SECRET releasable to Australia.

46th Annual Collaborative EW Symposium
"Enabling Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare with Cognitive Systems,
Collaborative Technologies and Data Fusion"

April 25-27, 2017 | Pt. Mugu, California

Objective | Agenda | Registration | Free CourseAccommodations | Security | Base Access | Sponsorship

This conference is approved by the Department of the Navy Assistant for Administration (DON/AA) 
Click here to download the approval memo


As EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and interdependency, it is clear that future EW systems must work collaboratively with other Air, Ground, Surface Space and Cyberspace systems. The 46th Annual Point Mugu Electronic Warfare Symposium will facilitate the exchange of enabling concepts and provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of Collaborative Electronic Warfare. Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the United States and Australian military, government, academia, and industry will come together to address current Electronic Warfare gaps and emerging technologies in Collaborative Electronic Warfare required to address these gaps.


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LtGen Jon M. Davis 
Deputy Commandant for Aviation,
Headquarters Marine Corps
VADM Paul Grosklags
Commander, Naval Air Systems
RADM Christian “Boris” Becker
Commander, Space and Naval Warfare
Systems Command
Batchelder  Corey  Flynn
RDML Bret C. Batchelder
Commander, Navy Warfare 
Development Command
RDML Brian K. Corey
Commander, Naval Air Warfare 
Center Weapons Division
Assistant Commander for 
Test and Evaluation, 
Naval Air Systems Command
Mr. William Flynn, SES
Director for Integrated Fires, Innovation 
and Space for the Deputy Chief  
of Naval Operations for 
Information Warfare (OPNAV N2N6)




April 25, 2017 (SECRET US Only Session)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
• Session 1: Cognitive Systems. Cognitive systems under development are expected to autonomously sense, understand, and reason about their physical and spectral environment and the intent of the systems and energy therein. The status, outlook, applications and potential of cognitive systems as a critical enabler to the Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare (EMW) warfighting approach will be discussed as well as, e.g., cognitive system test, training, evaluation, and the degree of empowerment to act autonomously.
• Session 2: Collaborative Technologies. This session will encompass technologies that enable systems or people to work together to achieve an EW capability greater than could be provided by the individual. Applications can include any aspect of EW, including sensor engineering, holistic mission planning, electronic support, electronic attack/innovative jamming techniques, tactics, and procedures.
• Session 3: Data Fusion. The application of military systems to an increasingly contested and congested electromagnetic spectrum environment requires increased cooperation and collaboration among sensors to make sense of this complex environment. Effective data fusion is required to reconcile and integrate data from sensors and sensing systems distributed in physical location, spectral response, fidelity, delay, etc. into a common operating picture. Of primary interest is the application of data fusion to enable tactical decisions of increased timeliness, confidence, and fidelity.

April 26, 2017 (SECRET Releasable to Australia Session)
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
• Session 4: Cognitive Systems (cont.). This session will be a continuation of Session 1 with the addition of discussions on efforts underway in conjunction with Australian partners with particular emphasis on taking real steps to develop and transition capabilities to higher technology readiness levels and speeding delivery to the warfighter.
• Session 5: Collaborative Technologies (cont.). This session will be a continuation of Session 2 with the addition of a discussion on efforts underway in conjunction with Australian partners.

April 27, 2017 (SECRET Releasable to Australia Session)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
• Session 6: Data Fusion (cont.). This session will be a continuation of Session 3 with the addition of a discussion on efforts underway in conjunction with Australian partners.
• Session 7: Warfighter Perspective. From Operation Allied Forces to present day, lessons learned have highlighted areas where Collaborative EW Data, Networked EW, and EW Decision Aids available to the EW warfighter were employed successfully.


Pre-Registration is now closed.  If you have passed your visit request, you can show up next week and register on-site.

Fees are for both U.S. and Australian citizens
Industry/Contractor, Non-Member – $750 (includes one-year membership)
Industry/Contractor, Member – $700
Active Duty Military – FREE
Active Government Civilian – FREE

*Active government civilian does not include contractors working for the government. Current Military/Government ID must be presented at check-in. 


Conference cancellations must be submitted in writing; telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Please email your cancellation request to events@crows.org. Refunds will be issued minus a $75 administrative fee for all paid registrations. No refunds after April 14 or for no-shows.


Business casual civilian and flight suits/service equivalent military


New Threats Require New EW Approaches - No cost 4-hour course
Instructor: Mr. Dave Adamy
Monday, April 24 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Embassy Suites Mandalay Bay
Sponsored by Rohde & Schwarz

We are facing an array of new threats that have been developed specifically to overcome the EW approaches we have been using with great success since Viet  Nam. This short-course deals with the features of these new threats and the way they impact EW operations. The new threats have significantly more lethal range, increasing levels of Electronic Protection, and increasingly sophisticated RADAR processing power.  Click here to download the flyer a the out course and instructor.




Station Theater
Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), Pt. Mugu
Mugu Rd (next to the Chapel of Faith on 4th and Mugu Road.)
NBVC Pt. Mugu, CA 93042
For your GPS, enter 5th St, Port Hueneme, CA for exact driving directions
Cick here to download a map


AOC recommends the following hotel for attendees. Department of the Navy (DON) civilian and military personnel are encouraged to stay at the Navy Gateway Inn and Suites in accordance with DON approval memorandum.

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort
2101 Mandalay Beach Rd
Oxnard, California, 93035
(805) 984-2500
Click here to make your reservation.

Special AOC rate is $158 plus taxes per night. Reservations must be made by April 4, 2017, and will be based on availability.  Click here to make your reservation.    
Please note that free wifi is available to Hilton Honor members.  If you are planning to arrive before April 24 or extend your stay after April 28 and have a problem making your reservation online, please contact Amanda Soedjadi at 805.760.9044 

Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard
600 East Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, California, 93036
(805) 988 - 3600
Click here to make your hotel reservation. 

Special AOC rate is $158 plus taxes per night. Reservations must be made by April 3, 2017, and will be based on availability.  Complimentary wifi and parking for hotel guests.  Click here to make your hotel reservation.   

Navy Gateway Inn and Suites NBVC Pt. Mugu
Bldg. 27, D St. | Point Mugu, CA 93042

Please call (805) 989-8287 or (805) 989-7510 to reserve. 


Monday, April 24 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Beer & Badge Welcome Reception sponsored by Textron
Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel
2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard, CA

Tuesday, April 25 - 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Happy Hour on the Harbor sponsored by Northrop Grumman & BAE Systems
Waterside Restaurant & Wine Bar (Channel Island Harbor)
3500 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA

Wednesday, April 26 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Chapter Salute to the Warfighters Reception sponsored by Smartronix & Sierra Nevada Corporation
Commemorative Air Force Museum
455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA


Instructions for US citizens:
All attendees representing the United States must submit their valid Security Certification via JPAS, SMO Code 631266, POC - Collaborative EW Conference, First Visit Date: 24 April 17, Last Visit Date: 28 April 17, Phone Number: 805-989-4001. This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 24 APR - 28 APR 17. Other time frames will not be accepted. Any attendees sending their clearance via fax must have Need-to-Know completed. All conference attendees will be required to show proper state or federal issued photo identification. Clearance requests must be received by 14 April. If you would like to verify your clearance or base access please send an email to EW_verify_vr_access@navy.mil

Instructions for Australian Citizens:

Australian military, government and foreign industry personnel associated with the AUS government should coordinate participation and Visit Request authorization through their organization and the Embassy of Australia. If you have any questions, please contact Princeas Williams at EW_foreignvr@navy.mil or 805-989-7880.


US Attendees, if you have a government issued CAC, active/reserve/retired military ID, or a RAPIDGate card you should be able to access the base by showing your appropriate identification card.

For attendees who are not on the base access list by April 5, there will be a passenger van available for shuttle services from 0715-0830 daily by building 112 (outside the main gate). Click here to download the map



Take advantage of the opportunity to sponsor and exhibit at this well-known annual event and be highlighted to thousands internationally, including Department of Defense (DoD) officials, military, government offices, academia leaders, research and development organizations and international industries. Gain unparalleled exposure to EW decision makers and new and current customers through immense networking opportunities and visibility before, during and after the conference.  Click here for information.

This Government co-sponsored event does not constitute Federal sponsorship, sanction or endorsement of the Non-federal entities (NFE) sponsors or the NFE activities. 

Thank you to the following sponsors/exhibitors for making this event possible.

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