The theme of AOC EW Europe 2018 is 'Innovation and Evolution in Global Electromagnetic Operations' - why are innovation and evolution currently so important in the EM spectrum?
The AOC EW Europe 2018 theme focuses in the critical areas of acquisition, deployment and executability of superior technological capabilities within the EM spectrum. Innovation and evolution along with culture change within the EM spectrum allowing adaptability and responsiveness to the latest threat environment is critical to our future. The AOC is aggressively pursuing a revitalised strategy across all elements of electronic warfare and related disciplines - such as cyber, spectrum control, directed energy SIGINT and information operations - all are absolutely critical to our collective success in waging and winning the battle in the electromagnetic spectrum.
Why is AOC EW Europe a must-attend event for those working in the EW domain?
It is no suprise that most of our new AOC chapters are created outside of the US, these days, and I expect this trend to continue. As an international organisation of EM spectrum professionals, the AOC takes seriously its commitment to foster our global EW community - whether it is to help establish new chapters, provide knowledge through AOC courses an webinars, publish JED or to help organise major AOC international events to offer networking and collaboration opportunities, such as AOC EW Europe.