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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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR CLEARANCE REQUESTS: DUE TODAY, Feb. 28

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EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and capability to meet Air, Ground, Surface, Space, and Cyberspace requirements. The 10th Annual Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference will provide a forum for EW professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields, to discuss issues related to the requirements of EW programs, platforms, and operations. This capstone event will focus on the identified gaps and technologies the services required to ensure EW maintains freedom of maneuver through the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) in support of achieving commanders’ objectives.

SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED

RADM Brian B. Brown, Director, Warfare Integration for Information Warfare (OPNAV N2N6F) - invited
VADM Matthew J. Kohler, Commander, Naval Information Forces - invited
Mr. William Flynn, SES, Director for Integrated Fires, Innovation and Space OPNAV N2N6F3/FX - invited

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
This call for papers challenges presenters to explore innovative and leap-ahead enabling technologies and methodologies to meet currently identified EW Capability Gaps and which specifically support Electronic Warfare Forces & Cross-Domain Integration. Presentations or demonstrations from all United States Services, DoD, Industry, and Academia are requested to identify technical paths, options, and potential opportunities for filling current and future EW Capability Gaps. Submitted abstracts are specifically requested to address one or more of the symposium sessions. Amplifying information on the three sessions is referenced below.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Abstracts for presentations must be unclassified and no more than one page of text or 400 words. Please forward abstracts to Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org by March 2. All sessions will be classified US SECRET ONLY.

 

Thursday, March 08, 2018 | 14:00-15:00 EST

TDOA (Time Difference of Arrival) geolocation, also known as multilateration, is a well-known and highly effective technique for accurate localization and tracking of RF emitters. The technique is employed widely in EW applications including locating enemies in the battlefield. It is also used to locate sources of interference in test and training scenarios. Most of these applications have traditionally been restricted to 2D TDOA where sensors and targets are ground-based.

The growing threat from UAVs has prompted an increased interest in techniques to geolocate emitters in three dimensions. TDOA techniques can be adapted for this purpose. Emerging threats are not restricted to high-end military UAVs in the battlefield. The use of commercial small UAV (sUAV) or drones is growing exponentially with ever increasing concerns for unintentional intrusion into secure military facilities, deliberate intrusion to create nuisance or conduct surveillance, interference with commercial and general aviation aircraft, and the use of low cost commercial drones to carry explosives.

 
  

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 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.

 

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 oneilin@crows.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 oneilin@crows.org.

 

We are pleased to announce the Association of Old Crows has launched a new website that is fully integrated with our membership database.

At the new crows.org, you can gain access members-only resources, the latest industry news, chapter groups, special interest groups, register for AOC events, and communicate with fellow members through our new community platform.  

Since this is a brand new platform, you will need to login to the new system by following these simple steps:

1.    Click here to reset your password
2.    Click here to login
3.    Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS – NOT your old username
4.    Enter your new password created above

If you have any questions or comments regarding the new site/platform, feel free to contact us.

There will be many improvements and features being added in the coming weeks and months, so please check back regularly. Thank you for being a part of the AOC community!

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Chapter News
  

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.

For information : info@iaoc.org.il

Industry News
  

Years of training led Army Cyber Command to develop expeditionary cyber-electromagnetic teams that can be tailored to the needs of brigade commanders for specific missions and deployments. The next step is bringing that capability to the division- and corps-levels of the Army, officials said. Over the past three years, since the Army launched the Cyber Support to Corps and Below pilot in 2015, teams have conducted nine rotations at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, refining their Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities Team structure. (Army Times)

  

The second edition of AOC EW Singapore was held at the Marina Bay Sands convention centre 30-31 January 2018. AOC President Lisa Frugé-Cirilli welcomed delegates along with Singapore Chapter President Dr. LEE Kar Heng. Conference chair Air Marshal Philip Sturley, CB MBE BSc FRAeS CCMI RAF (Ret'd), got the conference off to a great start, giving an insightful briefing on “An Operational Commander’s Perspective of EW and Electromagnetic Operations." His keynote address was followed by a series of outstanding presentations from the military, academia and industry covering the entire AOC Mission Area with a total of 24 separate presentation, including one on STEM from Lisa and Dr. Bob Andrews, MBE.

  

The Navy's budget proposal accelerates construction of new Arleigh Burke class DDG 51 Destroyers in 2019 as the service prepares to start construction of its first new, next-generation Flight III destroyer this year. Budget data says the Navy proposes to increase production of DDG-51s to 3 in 2019, up from 2 in 2018, all while the prospect of a DoD budget amendment adding a 3rd DDG 51 in 2018 gains traction in Congress. (The National Interest)

  

The threat of small unmanned aerial systems overseas – especially in Iraq and Syria – has been a key focus of top leaders from across the Department of Defense. Groups such as the Islamic State have not only curated a fleet of commercially available drones to use for aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, but they have modified them to drop bombs resulting in a miniature air force. The problem has become so acute that top officials in the region have made counter-drones the top force protection priority. (C4ISRNET)

  

The Trump administration's national security budget of $716 billion in fiscal 2019 would add more troops, combat aircraft and start rebuilding the Navy fleet while also supporting modernization of the nuclear triad and boosting research spending for cyber, electronic warfare, artificial intelligence and space. "Clearly, this budget is targeted at high-end capabilities to deter and dissuade Russia and China," said Cowen defense analyst Roman Schweizer. (CNBC)

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Calendar
8
Mar 2018
 
14:00 - 15:00 EST
13
Mar 2018
 
March 13-15, Pt. Mugu, CA
8
May 2018
 
May 8-10, Crane, IN
5
Jun 2018
 
June 5-7, Lausanne, Switzerland
10
Jun 2018
 
June 10-15, Philadelphia, PA