Electronic Warfare GCC 2016

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The Middle East is a complex security environment – and is presently multifarious in the extreme. 
The current coalition force dominance of the air over the region against ISIS is derived from investment in the technical and tactical excellence of Western and GCC air forces, but this has not remained unchallenged. With the recent entry of non-western high-performance fighters into theatre, and with the export of advanced SAMs to potential adversaries indicate, the need for coalition forces to control, or deny, the use of the Electromagnetic Spectrum.
Increasingly, persistent and agile manned and unmanned air and space power is playing a major role in finding, fixing and engaging a number of key targets in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Russia’s entry into Syrian airspace has reinforced the importance in maintaining the ISTAR integrity of the spectrum in conflict zones. To operate effectively, any future joint force must have the assured capability to win and maintain control of the air - and only a balanced air force can hope to meet the range of scenarios with which the Coalition may be confronted.
By combining the ability to provide persistent Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities and the delivery of kinetic and non-kinetic, destructive and non-destructive capabilities, the GCC are now capable of the independent decisive action necessary to “enable and support” joint operations with the other coalition nations in the Middle East.
Operation Inherent Resolve has seen individual contributions from UAE fighter jets launching airstrikes on ISIL targets in Syria conducted in coordination with other coalition forces including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar, as partner nations. With this unity of purpose and effort GCC forces are now serving in new and risky ISTAR environments where air operations, and by implication, joint operations will be more demanding and complex in the future.
ISTAR capabilities are being called for right across the air, ground and maritime area of responsibility. Thus, Electronic Warfare GCC 2016 will provide a thorough analysis of the current and likely future threats to the Electronic Spectrum, with a focus on the concepts and operating environments which will help to shape GCC thinking on Electronic Warfare in wider ISTAR setting.

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Exhibiting companies include:
LS telcom AG
Northrop Grumman
Das Photonics, S.L.
Rockwell Collins
Rohde & Schwarz
Galleon Embedded Computing
GEW Technologies
Harris Corporation
Times Microwave Systems
Conference Chairman: Rear Admiral Terry Loughran CB FRAeS, Royal Navy, UK
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Military operations are complicated by increasingly complex demands on the Electromagnetic Spectrum with all modern Armed Forces depending on it as a physical medium through which Joint Forces conduct operations.

ISTAR capabilities are being called for right across the air, ground and maritime area of responsibility. Thus, Electronic Warfare GCC 2016 will provide a thorough analysis of the current and likely future threats to the Electronic Spectrum, with a focus on the concepts and operating environments which will help to shape GCC thinking on Electronic Warfare in wider ISTAR setting.

With various presentations delivered by key military officers from the UAE Armed Forces, the scene will be set with their views on the challenges faced in Yemen & Syria.

Conference topics include:

  • Royal Jordanian Air Force C2 & EW Capabilities
  • ElectroMagnetic Environment Operations (EME)
  • ISTAR & Counter Terrorism
  • Information Warfare: Planning for the Future
  • The Role of Open Source Intelligence & Heterogeneous Data Analytics for ISTAR Activity
  • Electronic Warfare in the Fight Against
  • Defending Satellites – The Need for Electronic Warfare Education & Training
  • Metadata – the DNA of a Signal
  • EW & Joint Suppression of Enemy Air Defences


EW GCC 2016 provides organisations with a unique opportunity to showcase their latest products and services to an truly international audience from the surrounding GCC states and beyond.
Sponsorship packages are selling out fast! Book your Gold, Silver or Bronze package today:
Package benefits can include:
Conference speaking slot •  Exhibition space in a prime location • Company representative places • Sponsorship of networking functions & registration area •  Pre-organised private briefing / meeting area • Introductions to key delegations  •  Company branded badges, lanyards, bags, or folders  •  Online and print advertising space
With limited space available in the exhibition hall, we recommend reserving your space as soon as possible.
Package benefits include:
- Exhibition space to include furniture & power
- Company representative places
- Introductions to key delegations on-site
- Invitation to all networking functions
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Package benefits include:
- Access to all conference sessions
- Entrance to the exhibition 
- Invitation to all networking breaks
- Access to all speaker presentations after the event
Delegate rates
1. Northrop Grumman - Platinum
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.northropgrumman.com.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Defence & Security markets. In 2015, the company generated revenues of €14 billion with 65,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 22,500 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. 
Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers as local partners. Thales is a worldwide leader in Intelligence & Electronic Warfare systems and products. Thales designs, develops and manufactures innovative Intelligence and EW solutions for airborne, naval and land platforms, and provides a complete range of through-life support services.
For more information, please visit www.thalesgroup.com.
2. BAE Systems - Silver
At BAE Systems, we serve the needs of our customers by delivering a wide range of advanced defence, aerospace, and security solutions that provide a performance edge. We work together with local partners to develop, engineer, manufacture and support the innovations that increase defence sovereignty, sustain economies and safeguard commercial interests.  

With some 84,600 employees in six continents, we are committed to creating solutions that help protect borders, build stronger communities, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.  We’re working on the platforms, tools, technology and services our customers need to perform at the highest level across air, land, sea, and cyber domains.

We’re working to deliver the highest quality solutions at the lowest possible cost. And we’re working to fuel economic development, promote scientific research and enable manufacturing growth in local markets. That’s work that inspires us. That’s work that protects and strengthens nations, commerce, communities, and people. That’s BAE Systems.

For more information, please visit www.baesystems.com
3. Elettronica - Bronze

Elettronica, founded in 1951, is one of the European leaders in the production of Electronic Defence equipment (EW). The experience in the design and production of EW equipment and systems acquired in over 50 years guarantees reliable, effective solutions able to satisfy the changing needs of modern defence. Elettronica supplies all solutions, systems and products in the EW field: from interception capacity during law enforcement operations to surveillance of risk areas, to the self-protection of platforms in hostile zones, up to monitoring the electro-magnetic scenario.

For more information, please visit www.elettronica-elt-roma.com.

8. Cobham - Brand

Cobham offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve challenging problems across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.

Cobham Aviation Services combines state-of-the-art technology with complex air platforms to deliver customised airborne surveillance, operational readiness training and search and rescue services. Our end-to-end capabilities benefit government and military customers with responsive and cost-effective turn-key solutions for optimal mission performance.

For more information, please visit www.cobhamaviationservices.com.

Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and electronic solutions for commercial, government and defence applications. Our expertise in avionics, mission communications, EW systems, simulation, and information management is delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries. As an established designer and manufacturer of microwave and sub-microwave products and sub-systems, the company serves allied intelligence and electronic warfare communities with ELINT and ESM products and systems that are delivering cutting edge capabilities for today and tomorrow.

Because Rockwell Collins ELINT/ESM systems are based on a layered approach with a scalable and modular architecture, a system can be tailored with the right technical performance to meet the most demanding radar signals intercept requirements. 

To learn more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com
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“Tangent Link has consistently hosted, high quality, topical and innovative conferences on Radar and Electronic Warfare developments for military applications in key Middle East locations for several years. Such forums give an opportunity not only to learn about current and future capabilities in these fields, but to meet and network with military, government and corporate partners, colleagues and competitors. I have been attending their conferences in the Middle East for the past three years".

Business Development, The Boeing Company, Airborne, Surveillance and C2 Systems, Middle East/North Africa

“Tangent Link consistently delivers the key customers we need to engage”
EW Business Development, Chemring Technology Solution, UK
"Break and networking sessions were very useful"
BAE Systems Regional Aircraft
"This is one of the best events that I have attended this year"
Previous events
The GCC’s leading Electronic Warfare event is now in its 5th year and supported by the regions elite intelligence and military community.
  • 2010: 65 attendees, 23 organisations, 8 countries
  • 2011: 150 attendees, 37 organisations,18 countries
  • 2013: 166 attendees, 46 organisations, 20 countries
  • 2014: 410 attendees, 102 organisations, 25 countries
To view Tangent Link's defence portfolio, please click here.


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