The Army continues to test new equipment to expand their electronic warfare capabilities. If the Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT) brings the Electromagnetic spectrum into the Military Decision-making Process (MDMP), Raven Claw accelerates future EWPMT capabilities and adds much needed detail to the Electromagnetic spectrum portion of the Common Operating Picture (COP) in support of synchronized operations. Raven Claw, built on the foundational components of EWPMT Capability Drop 1 and 2 was conceived during EW experimentation at Fort Sill and designed – using direct user feedback from Electronic Warfare personnel - to work networked or in a Disconnected, Intermittent or Latent (DIL) environment. (DVIDs)
Over the next 30 years, the U.S. military will find itself fighting more battles in urban areas as populations rise across the globe. Cities such as Shanghai and Beijing currently contain more than 20 million residents each, and the United Nations expects the number of “megacities” — with populations surpassing 10 million people — to increase from 28 in 2016 to nearly 50 by 2030. Residents in those areas will use smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, and be connected to the internet. As data sources become more widespread, the proliferation of “internet of things”-enabled devices — electronic tools that use the web to interact with each other and with the physical world — offer increased benefits for situational awareness, signals intelligence and communication, military and industry leaders have said. (National Defense)
Recent conflicts in Armenia, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine have demonstrated the widespread adoption of drones by state actors – as well as rebel and terrorist groups – for reconnaissance purposes and as improvised attack platforms carrying grenades or explosive charges. Most recently, Russian air-defense vehicles and electronic-warfare assets in Syria reportedly defeated a simultaneous rebel attack by 13 kamikaze drones. To counter such threats, U.S. troops needs fast-reacting short-range air defense systems, or SHORADS – and better yet, they need them in a package that can move with frontline units on the battlefield, which the Army dubs “Maneuver SHORADS. (War is Boring)
It's not the kind of offer you'd expect the commandant of the Marine Corps to make. "Anybody in here a hacker?" Gen. Robert Neller asked, looking around the basketball court at Marines crowded into a semi-circle, as afternoon sunlight streamed in. "If you are, come see me, because I'll give you a re-enlistment bonus. I'm serious. I'm looking for people who know how to do that." No hands go up, but the offer stands, and the Marines know Neller will be back later that evening for one-on-one conversations. Marine leaders have been vocal about their desire to build more cyber capabilities into the force. (Military.com)
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 47th 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 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.
Registration is Now Open, so register today!
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Due Jan. 26
This call for presentations challenges presenters to explore enabling collaborative electronic warfare through innovation and invention. We will accept presentations and/or demonstrations from all United States services, Department of Defense, industry, and academia that identify technical paths, options, and potential opportunities for EW collaboration. Specifically, abstracts should address one or more of the symposium sessions:
1. Planning/Directing/Assessing Collaborative EW.
2. Testing and Demonstration of Cognitive and Collaborative Systems.
3. Autonomy vs. Control of Cognitive EW Systems.
Abstracts for presentations must be unclassified and no more than one page of text or 400 words. Please forward abstracts to Christine Armstrong at email@example.com no later than January 26. 2018. All sessions will be classified SECRET NOFORN.
AOC 2018 Award Nominations are now open. There are two categories of awards. Competitive Awards: Recognize individuals and units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the Association of Old Crows in support of the United States or Allied Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO), Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO). Every year, the AOC presents these prestigious awards to each recipient at the Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention: Nomination Deadline: May 1. Non-Competitive Awards: Provide the means for our Chapters and the AOC Board of Directors to recognize individual achievements and contributions any time of the year. These awards will NOT be presented at the Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention.
Thursday, February 8 | 14:00-15:00 EST (19:00-20:00 UTC)
With the rapid development of mm-wave (30 - 300 GHz) communications standards, and the availability of off-the-shelf components to enable these developments, the future EW and SIGINT practitioner will be called on to develop high quality receivers to match. Although Maxwell's equations may hold from DC to daylight, the same cannot be said for the design tools and techniques; similarly, there are some significant differences (and important similarities!) when moving system design from the microwave (3 - 30 GHz) to the mm-wave spectrum.
This talk presents a broad overview of these similarities and dissimilarities, starting with atmospheric propagation characteristics and an overview of the current systems operating in the band. The talk will then look in detail at components, materials, and packaging technology, as well as pointing out some issues in design and simulation. Finally, the presentation concludes with some notes on guided media and interconnects, as well as a discussion of equipment and measurement techniques.
Each year the AOC's membership determines the future of the Association by electing representatives to its Board of Directors. Nominations for the 2018 election will be accepted by or before or no later than April 2, 2018. Elections will begin on September 1, 2018 and will end on September 30, 2018. The 2018 election slate will be composed of two (2) At Large Director positions; as well as three (3) Regional Director positions representing the Central, Mid-Atlantic and the NEW Northwest Regions, respectively. Please consult the AOC website for the Chapters that are included in this newly established Region.
Nomination packets must be received at AOC headquarters by close-of-business on Monday, April 2, 2018. If you wish to nominate more than one person, please duplicate the form. Nomination forms are also available on the AOC website at www.crows.org or by contacting the AOC’s Director of Membership, Ms. Glorianne O’Neilin, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When completed, the forms should be returned to the N&E Committee at: Association of Old Crows, 1000 North Payne Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, or by fax to (703) 549-2589. Visit crows.org for forms or download here. Completed forms may also be returned by e-mail to email@example.com.
We live in a time of increasing uncertainty on many fronts. Threats, challenges and opportunities are rising. Technology is accelerating. The world is undoubtedly changing and in unforeseen ways. In terms of future warfare, national forces are being re-shaped and re-equipped to face an operational manoeuvre space that will be complex and connected, but constrained. It may well be chaotic unless the right, informed choices are made now. The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most vital areas in the world and the focus of much change, but also of uncertainty. In terms of EW and electromagnetic operations, how can we make sense of these things? AOC EW Singapore will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where potential opponents are out-performing the West. It will consider the possible responses, how thinking and attitudes must change, and examine the new capabilities that will be required across all lines of development, by all services, in all countries in the free world. The Conference will consist of plenary sessions focusing on operations, defence capability development, and industry inventiveness including innovation and breakthrough technologies.
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The Association of Old Crows (AOC) Educational Foundation (AEF) will be providing two scholarships to college students studying in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). These scholarships are funded by a $25,000 donation from the Raytheon Corporation. Two scholarships in the amount of $12,500 each will be awarded in May 2018. Applications are due no later than March 30.
AOC Capitol Club presents Developing Air-to-Air (A/A) Target Acquisition Modes for Tactical Aircraft Radar Course, sponsored by Raytheon, NPS and Rohde & Schwarz. This course provides an introduction to the tactical fighter aircraft and the mode signal processing used for surveillance and target acquisition. Unclassified - US ONLY - NOFORN.
Feb 13, 2018 at 8:30am - 4:00pm EST
Raytheon Company (15th Floor), 1100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209, USA
The Fifth International Conference on Electronic Warfare is the latest event in the internationally acclaimed EWCI Conference Series in India, in the field of Electronic Warfare and related areas. The Conference is being organized by the much Awarded India Chapter of Association of Old Crows (AOC), Bangalore. The Conference has the active support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India, Ministry of Defence and the Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore.
The Israeli AOC Chapter 13th Conference
EW – the cornerstone of national security – past, present and future.
Marking 70 years for the State of Israel.
May, 8, 2018
In the ELTA auditorium, Ashdod
The conference classification is SECRET and open to Israeli citizens with appropriate clearance.
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