Systemic Electronic Attack - The Future is Now
Well the 2010 Convention has come and gone. The event was well received by delegates with feedback being extremely positive. The change in venue to the Hilton was also well received with the majority of feedback indicating a preference for the smaller venue. The planning for the 2012 convention will commence shortly with a focus on increasing the number of exhibitor areas to ensure we maximise the number of local and international companies who are able to participate.
The Board of Directors of the Australian Chapter of the AOC and the Convention organising committee wishes to thank the major sponsors and all exhibitors and hopes that the event was a successful one for you. Thanks also to the delegates without whom, the event would not happen.
Over 320 delegates attended the convention, slightly up on the 2008 event. The delegates heard an excellent local and international policy and technical speaker program. Thanks to the Day 1 and Day 2 speaker program organisers, especially John Teager and Mark Taylor for their relentless search for the best and most appropriate speakers for our event.
Thanks also to our events management company (Festival City Conventions) for putting up with incessent barrage of requests for changes and modifications in the lead up to the event.
Proceedings and event photography will be available in the coming weeks. Please direct all requests for photography or proceedings to the Secretary in the first instance (secretary (at) oldcrows.org.au).
AOC: Mr. Christopher Glaze - AOC President
Dept of Defence ADF:
LTGEN David Hurley AC DSC - VCDF
AIRCDRE Andy Dowse - DG Integrated Capability Development
GPCAPT Wayne Johnston - Capability Development
Dept of Defence DSTO:
Dr. Jackie Craig - Chief, EW and Radar Division
Dr Duncan Craig - ISR Division
Mr Alasdair McInnes - ISR Division
Mr Jim McDowell - Chief Executive, BAE Systems Australia
Mr Kim McCleery - Defence Systems Innovation Centre
US Industry: Mr Dana Perkins, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, Mr Christopher Salter, Northrop Grumman
European EW: Mr John Clifford OBE, JMC Defence
US DoD EW: COL Laurie Buckhout, US Army