Advancing Electromagnetic Operations in the Asia Pacific Region
The electromagnetic environment or domain is changing at an increasing pace and the scope and depth of electromagnetic manoeuvre warfare is consequently changing in parallel. The importance of electronic warfare (EW) system adaptability, flexibility, and innovation has also increased. Not only are innovative technologies greatly needed, but the Industry and EW Community itself needs to change organizationally to embrace innovative ideas, technologies, and tactics - and at a significantly faster pace. Innovation is about more than refreshing technology, it is also about evolving culture. Perhaps more important is that free-world allies – in countries, militaries, academia and industry – must embrace the concept of working together to recognize and tackle changing technologies, risks, threat and opportunities. There has been considerable progress over many years exemplified by shared platform development, particularly in aircraft development, and by successful alliances like NATO and others around the globe. Now, though, much more is needed. Warfare capabilities, including EW, SIGINT, Navigation and NAVWAR, Communication, C4ISR are all areas where working together in a unified way is critically important, and yet these are areas where so often information and actions are stove-piped, over-classified, and sometimes jealously guarded – potentially leading to operational disaster. The 4rd edition of AOC EW Asia will examine technological and conceptual means of ensuring success for free-world nations everywhere across the spectrum of operational activity and all military lines of development – concepts, doctrine, organisation, people, organisation, leadership, infrastructure, logistics, and more.
Participants at the 4th AOC Asia event, in Singapore, will find world-leading experts across the military, government, academia and industry, to help them progress their understanding of the issues, technology and capabilities that underpin improving their national EM abilities, that is, to advance them both nationally and in collective Asia Pacific defence.
AOC EW Asia 2020 session topics will build on the successful format of previous years of AOC Global Conferences and include:
- Keynote addresses
- Operational updates and activities
- National perspectives
- Offensive capabilities including platform, force/area and individual protection through Electronic Defence
- Technological developments including autonomous vehicles, directed energy and laser technology, AI and autonomous vehicles on land, sea (and under it) and in the air including swarm technologies, detection and countermeasures, big data and data-mining, information exploitation and secure data/information sharing
- Future warfare – capability, integration and interoperability
- Critical EM lines of development
- EM operations, information operations, cyber and network enabled capability.
- Industry briefs on new technology, innovations and applications
In 21st Century joint, national and collective operations these are all critical. This is perhaps even more so in the EM and Information Environment / Domain, because these 2 domains underpin and enable every action, every decision, every communication, navigation system, defensive and offensive actions, spectrum management - capabilities that are vital to all of warfare and especially manoeuvre warfare in every other warfare domain – Maritime, Land, Air, Cyber and Space.
All AOC Global events are Continuous Professional Development (CPD) accredited by a globally recognised company, with all the benefits that brings to individual and organisations in terms of individual learning, recognition, and progress and business opportunities.