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The theme for this year’s CEMA conference is: “CEMA as a Critical Enabler to Modernization Priorities".  We will showcase the important role CEMA technologies and capabilities can play in helping achieve the CSA’s top 6 priority areas:  Long Range precision Fire, Next Generation Combat vehicle, Future Vertical Lift, Network/C3I modernization, Advanced Missile Defense, and Soldier Lethality.   Conference presentations may be Classified, TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY. 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The CEMA 2018 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States and Five Eyes Nations, Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in Electronic Warfare, Cyber, Signals Intelligence, and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations. Conference presentations may be classified TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY.

All abstracts must be unclassified and MUST follow the abstract template. Click here to download the template.

Please forward abstracts Ms. Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org by July 20.

Sponsorship opportunities available! Click here.

 

The Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention is the leading event for electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum operations, cyber-electromagnetic activities, and information operations experts from around the world. This event brings together nearly 2,000 professionals from 25 countries spanning industry, military, and government sectors to gather for educational sessions, networking, and of course, exposure to a show floor brimming with cutting edge technologies and services.

Look forward to hearing from EW experts in industry, military, government and academia. Check out our speaker spotlight today!

Registration and Housing Now Open! Choose your pass, and register here!

Call for Papers:

The 55th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention theme is "Winning the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Domain: A Culture and Mind Shift." Complimentary to the General Sessions, there will be four Technical Sessions as well as four Operational Sessions, which will be comprised of subject matter experts and influencers from the military, government, academia, and industry in numerous topic areas. To that end, we are requesting original, unclassified, abstracts for presentation against any of the topic areas covered in the event sessions. For a complete list of topics and to find out more, click here.

The deadline to submit papers is July 31. Abstracts should be sent to the Abstracts Review Committee at belicev@crows.org.

It's not too late to be involved! Learn about Exhibition & Sponsorship opportunities for the 55th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention here

 

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together government, military, industry, academia, small business and other stakeholders for discussions on the operational challenges facing the practitioners of these IRCs, and to explore possible technological and tactics/procedural solutions. To stimulate wider interest and inquiry into these issues, the symposium and related activities and events will be open to registration by government, industry and academia representatives without regard to their AOC membership status (both AOC Members and non-members may register) except that access of foreign and any other persons may be restricted as necessary in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.               

The symposium agenda will focus on the role of information operations in maintaining the conditions for continued peace and stability within the region and will feature presentations and panels from senior U.S. Department of Defense leaders.

Call for Presentations

PACOM J39 and the AOC are soliciting original unclassified English language presentations and/or papers for the 7th AOC Pacific Conference / PACOM IO Symposium from subject matter experts in the U.S. and Allied and partner militaries (or ministries of defense/security), as well as from academia and industry on the conference theme. Presentations for the full symposium (9 and 10 October) must be UNCLASSIFIED, or UNCLASSIFIED releasable to the invited Allied and partner militaries of Australia, Canada, Chile, France, French Polynesia,  Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.[23] Presentations for classified sessions at Camp Smith (11 October) should be at the SECRET REL/FVEY level, or at higher classification for smaller U.S.-Only break-out sessions.

Please contact the Symposium Chair, Arthur Tulak, COL USA, Ret. at Arthur.N.Tulak.ctr@pacom.mil for more information. 

The deadline for submitting is July 31, 2018.

Registration is Now Open!

 
Pentek
Mercury Systems



This course will cover the unified presentation of the fundamental design principles of LPI radar. This includes a thorough treatment of the numerous types of wideband modulations that can be used to reduce the probability of a non-cooperative intercept receiver’s ability to intercept and extract the waveform modulation parameters (which may easily lead to an effective jammer response). We will also cover the intercept receiver time-frequency and bi-frequency signal processing techniques that can extract the wideband waveform parameters. Autonomous classification and parameter extraction algorithms are also an objective such that a real-time jammer response can be developed – just what we did not want to happen!

Learn more...

Looking for more immediate learning options? Our on-demand course library has excellent presentations from Dave Adamy, Kyle Davidson, and Warren du Plessis!  Find out more here.

 

The Association of Old Crows (AOC) Educational Foundation (AEF) awarded two scholarships in the amount of $12,500 each to two college students studying in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Selection of applicants is based on academic excellence in a STEM area of study, and an interest in and potential future contribution to national defense. These scholarships are funded by a generous $25,000 donation from the Raytheon Corporation.

Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winners!

Mr. Eugene DeNezza - Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University
Mr. Ryan Loehrlein - University of Southern Indiana

Learn more about our scholarship program and awardees here!

 

The Association of Old Crows is pleased to announce its new Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, & IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at https://careers.crows.org.

Featured Jobs:
-Senior System Engineer:  Selex Galileo Inc. – Huntsville, AL, United States
-Future Concept Air/Space/Cyber Modeling and Simulation Engineer and/or Developer:  Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. – Beavercreek, OH, United States
-Chief Architect:  Lockheed Martin – Owego, NY, United States
 
Manage Your Career:
- Search and apply to the best Electromagnetic Warfare jobs at organizations that value your credentials
- Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information
- Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s)
- Access career resources and job searching tips and tools
- Browse 100+ jobs already posted at https://careers.crows.org

Recruit for Open Positions:
- Post your jobs, or your organization’s jobs, where the most qualified industry professionals will find and apply to them
- Promote your jobs directly to AOC job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email - sent on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
- Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively

We hope this new career center will make a significant difference for our members as they navigate their career paths. Thank you for your ongoing support!

 
  

Election season is almost upon the AOC. The future of this organization lies in the capable hands of our members, and your participation is critical. Please exercise your right to vote for your AOC Board of Directors representatives. You can familiarize yourself with the candidates with the election guide below. This information describes the candidates’ backgrounds, leadership styles, and contributions to the AOC.

Take a look at the 2018 Election Guide, and get familiar with this year's candidates!

Elections open on September 1 and close on September 30. Voting will be conducted online or via paper ballot. In order to vote, your AOC membership must be in good standing no later than August 31. Visit the elections page to learn more!

The goal of this conference is to provide an overview on the latest trends regarding adversary threat system electronic protection features as well as a forum for discussing electronic attack test, evaluation, and analysis activities. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The AOC Modern SAM 2019 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), and radio-frequency (RF) surface-to-air missile system electronic warfare. While Secret US Only presentations are required,  the committee will accept presentations that are FVEY topic related, NO/FORN and classified up to TS/SCI US Only.     Note however,  no foreign nationals may participate in the conference.  

The theme for this year’s conference is “Modern SAMs: Electronic Warfare Analysis, Test, and Evaluation."

Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to Ms. Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org. The deadline to submit is November 9, 2018.

 
Chapter News
  

This course provides an introduction to Low Probability of Intercept (LPI) radar systems, their characteristics and performance. This knowledge is then adapted to Electronic Warfare (EW) systems, and how they can be designed to detect and defeat LPI radars. In addition to lectures, student exercises are used to reinforce and demonstrate concepts. To find out more about the planned agenda and workshop instructor, or to reserve your spot, click here!

August 13-15
Community College of Aurora CentreTech Campus
Aurora

  

The AOC Japan Chapter hosted the 7th EW Research Group Conference on May 14 in Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan, Tokyo. The event was co-sponsored by the IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) Japan, Technical Committee on Space, Aeronautical and Navigational Electronics (SANE).

The EW Research Group of the AOC Japan Chapter holds annual conference to promote the exchange of new ideas and information in the fields of EW and related areas. 

  

The Palmetto Roost Chapter of the AOC hosted their 9th Annual CLASSIFIED Electronic Warfare/Cyber Convergence Conference June 5th through the 7th 2018 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic's Cooper River Landing Conference Center. The Wando High School AFJROTC Color Guard opened the conference by posting the Colors and leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

  

Earlier this year at EW Singapore. AOC's Singapore Chapter reported to that they would be launching a STEM program for the young ones. In May the students completed the 6-hour Inspire Me, Start Early STEM program with a top primary school, Henry Park Primary School. Thirty students attended the program with enjoyment. The program, was supported by the Association of Old Crows and endorsed by IEEE.

Login at crows.org to see more photos from this great event.

  

On June 5, 2018, the Granite State Roost, with assistance from BAE Systems and Rohde & Schwarz, hosted Mr. Dave Adamy as he presented Radar Electronic Protection (EP) Techniques in a morning session and Advanced Radar EP Techniques in an afternoon session. One hundred Electronic Warfare professionals attended the day-long training session held at BAE Systems’ Canal Street facility in Nashua, NH.

  

On July 22, 2018, 46 members and families of the Granite State Roost attended the Third Annual “Night Out with the Fisher Cats” minor league baseball game. As of that evening, the Fisher Cats held the best record in the league, leading by two games. Unfortunately, they were unable to defeat the Reading Fighting Phils (losing the game 5-3). The evening began with an honorable flag-holding on the field during the national anthem.

Industry News
  

The Royal Air Force is transforming itself at a time of great strategic uncertainty. One of the foundational pieces of the RAF’s future will not be on display at the Farnborough Air Show this week, because it’s simply much too big and Farnborough’s too far inland. We are speaking, of course, of the new Queen Elizabeth -class carriers. The RAF is working with the Royal Navy to jointly train their new air combat force of F-35Bs flying off of the new ship. (Breaking Defense)

  

The U.S. Navy hopes to start flying its Next Generation Jammer some time next year, though the system won’t reach operational capability until 2022, said Navy Capt. Michael Orr, program manager for the service’s electronic attack systems. As it stands now the Navy’s principal airborne electronic attack systems relies on technology developed in the 1970’s: While the service has switched from the old EA-6B Prowler to the new EA-18G Growler as its electronic attack aircraft, the actual radar-jamming systems on the aircraft are largely the same. (Breaking Defense)

  

As Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) begins receiving the most capable Eurofighter Typhoons yet, the four-nation program is gearing up for a wave of potential new sales. So far, the RAF has received 26 Eurofighter Typhoons kitted out with the initial elements of the Project Centurion upgrade package, enabling the Typhoon to take on the vast majority of the missions performed by the Panavia Tornado GR4 which is being phased out of service at the end of March next year. (Aviation Week Network)

  

The UK considers replacing the seven Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW.Mk 1 airborne warning and control (AWACS) aircraft currently in service. The E-7 aircraft, based on the Boeing 737 platform, is the forerunner for this replacement. Although the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) called for Sentry to remain in service until 2035, London plans to accelerate their replacement through via acquisition the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) G2G channel. (Defense Update)

The Army will be forced to delay fielding its Black Hawk UH-60V prototype if Congress does not approve the Defense Department's fiscal year 2018 omnibus reprogramming request, according to DOD. The service seeks to realign $15.2 million in research, development, test and evaluation funding to speed up developmental flight testing of the UH-60V, as well as fielding and development of training support. (Inside Defense)

Calendar
13
Aug 2018
 
August 13-15, Aurora, CO
5
Sep 2018
 
September 5-21, 13:00-16:00 EDT