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.
General Paul J. Selva, 10th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
The Honorable Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment
Mr. Dana Deasy, Chief Information Office, U.S. Department of Defense
|The Honorable Don Bacon, U.S. House of Representatives, NE-02
||Lt Gen Chris Bogdan, USAF (Ret’d), Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
Want to know more about what to expect at this year's Convention? Click the video below to see what Symposium Chair Judge Bourque has to say about this year's Convention topics!
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Space EW with Dave Adamy: We will cover spherical trigonometry, orbit mechanics and radio propagation (on the Earth and in space). These subjects will be handled gently, without any mind numbing math – just enough to support the second day’s material. We will then apply these disciplines to practical space EW problems dealing with intercept and jamming of hostile radar and communication systems.
Electronic Countermeasures - Theory and Design: The goal of this course is to educate participants in the the field of Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and Electronic Attacks (EA). This includes the complete countermeasures development cycle from analysing threat systems, to developing jammer techniques, and finally confirming their effectiveness. EA in communications, radar, and infrared systems will be explored in detail.
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Join us for the Small Business Showcase, powered by AOC and the National Spectrum Consortium. Enjoy networking among 2000 professionals from 25 countries, including representatives from over 65 AOC chapters from around the world. The Small Business Showcase will provide access to leaders from the government, military and the industry overall.
The cost to participate in the Small Business Showcase is just $3,000, but this is not your typical 10’x10’ booth, but premium shared space located right on the show floor. To see if you qualify, visit Small Business Showcase.
Please join us for the 3rd Annual Robins AFB Congressional Breakfast on Tuesday morning, December 4, at 8:30 am, on Capitol Hill in SR-325, the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Senate Russell Office Building. The event is sponsored by the 21st Century Partnership, the Association of Old Crows (AOC), and the Robins Regional Aerospace Industry Committee (AIC). Our Honorary Co-Hosts are Georgia Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, and Georgia Representatives Austin Scott (GA-08) and Sanford Bishop (GA-02). We welcome the Honorable Dr. Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force, as our Special Guest Speaker.
The 3rd edition of AOC EW Asia will examine technological and conceptual means of ensuring success for regional nations and allies across the spectrum of operational activity. The future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats will be explored, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations, Cyber and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD), where some potential opponents are excelling. The conference will bring together the EW, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA), SIGINT, C4ISR communities and more to 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, across the Asia-Pacific region.
Air Marshal Philip Sturley CB MBE BSc FRAeS CCMI, Conference Chairman, RAF (Retd) UK
Air Marshal Daljit Singh (Retd), Former Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Air Defence) and Director General (Air Operations), Indian Air Force, India
Dr. William (Bill) Conley, Director, Electronic Warfare OUSD(A&S)/A/Platform & Weapon Portfolio Management (P&WPM), US
Professor David Stupples, Professor of Electronic and Radio Systems, Director EW Research, City, University of London, AOC At-Large Director, UK
Colonel John Edwards, Commander 28th Bomber Wing, USAF
Many more world-class speakers from around the Globe will be present at this year's conference! Find more details on the conference agenda here!
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.
Keynote and High Ranking Speakers:
Dr William (Bill) Conley, Director, Electronic Warfare OUSD(A&S)/A/Platform & Weapon Portfolio Management (P&WPM), US
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In a break with tradition, the previous webinar on this topic dealt with the mathematical origins of the range equations. But rest assured, normal service will now be resumed with this webinar focusing on the real-world implications of these results.
The range equations are at the heart of a wide range of important EW topics such as the need for coherent jammers (e.g. DRFMs), why RWRs can be effective with surprisingly poor sensitivity, the meaning of burn-through range, some of the reasons stealth is so expensive, how LPI/LPD operation is achieved, and why radars tend to have more powerful transmitters than jammers. Each of these topics will be explored to demonstrate the significance and practical value of the range equations.
It will be assumed that attendees are familiar with the range equations and their origin, so attendees are advised to watch the first webinar in this series before this webinar.
The Association of Old Crows is pleased to provide its online 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.
- Air Force Test Evaluation/EW Analyst, Scientific Research Corporation – Alexandria, VA, United States
- Suppression of Enemy Defense Liaison, BAE Systems – Bossier City, LA, United States
- Systems Engineer, SR, Lockheed Martin Co., Owego, NY, United States
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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!
AOC’s Singapore Chapter conducted its Inspire Me, Start Early STEM Program for the second time with Henry Park Primary School in October. Twenty-five students participated in the second iteration of the program, which first launched in May with a class of 30 students. The program was supported by the Association of Old Crows and endorsed by IEEE.
With the cyber domain expected to see constant battles in future warfare, Army leaders say new efforts are underway to strengthen the Army's cyber force so it can defend forward against adversaries. One aspect being bolstered is electronic warfare. The Army has now placed 29-series EW Soldiers into cyber's 17-series career field as the service zeroes in on it. (US Army)
The Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard are planning to upgrade their F-16 fighter jets with anti-jamming Global Positioning System receivers. The new system will reportedly provide greater protection levels for reliable GPS navigation in contested environments, while minimizing costs during implementation thanks to quick integration with existing systems. (Air Force Times)
Big changes to the Air Force’s electronic warfare capabilities may be coming in 2019. The service’s yearlong EW study is drawing to a close, with a final report expected in mid-January, Gen. Stephen Wilson, the Air Force’s vice chief of staff, told reporters Wednesday. “We’re about two months away from having the results of that,” he said. (C4ISR Net)
At the Army’s most recent fires experimentation, many systems that industry showcased focused on ways for soldiers to detect incoming threats and neutralize them. One such system is on its third tour of the Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and has added new capabilities at each turn. (Army Times)
The Corps already controls an array of small tactical drones like the RQ-21 Blackjack, but it lacks the institutional knowledge to operate larger drones, such as the MQ-9 Reaper. But a small group of Marines with Task Force Southwest, operating out of Helmand Province, Afghanistan, now have MQ-9 Reaper support organic to the unit, according to Capt. John Roberts, a spokesman for Task Force Southwest. (Marine Corps Times)
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is known for developing cutting edge weapon systems and technology, but when it came time to celebrate its 60th anniversary at a big conference held at National Harbor, Maryland, in September, it was a concept its leaders wanted to talk about. (National Defense Magazine)