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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 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.

Confirmed Participants:

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

Registration is open! Click here to register!

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

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Click here to for information about becoming a sponsor! 

Registration is open! Click here to register.

 
Pentek
Mercury Systems



Over the past few years mature, offensive EW activity in Europe has demonstrated that in the electromagnetic domain, warfare is no longer theoretical. The AOC’s 24th European event will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations/Warfare, the multi-domain battle (MDB), Cyber and Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where some potential opponents are excelling. 

Call for Presentations

The electromagnetic environment is changing at an increasing pace and the scope and depth of electromagnetic manoeuvre warfare is consequently changing in parallel. The importance of electronic warfare (EW) system adaptability, flexibility, and innovation has also increased.

To address this, the call for papers is now open for AOC Electronic Warfare Europe 2019. We are looking to hear from international leaders and military personnel, as well as subject matter experts from academia and industry to share their views on new technological and conceptual means of ensuring success for free-world nations across the spectrum of operational activity. For more information or to submit your paper, please click here. Submissions are due by January 25, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding your submission, please contact connor.lane@clarionevents.com.

 

The National AOC and Mugu Crows Chapter of the AOC, under a co-sponsorship agreement with 
NAWCWD, will hold the 48th Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium at Naval Base Ventura County Pt. Mugu Station Theater, CA. Day One will be classified US Secret Only. Day Two and Day Three sessions will be classified SECRET releasable to Australia. 

Call for Presentations

This call for presentations or demonstrations challenges presenters to explore collaborative EW through innovation and invention. Presentations or demonstrations from all United States and Australian Services, DoD, Industry, and Academ ia are requested to identify technical paths, options, and potential opportunities for EW collaboration with an Electronic Attack focus. Submitted abstracts are specifically requested to address one or more of the symposium sessions: Threat trends, Coherent, Cooperative, and Collaborative Electronic Attack, Collaborative EW enablers to improve EA, and warfighter perspectives.

Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to speaker coordinators, Mr. Brian Hill and Mr. Brian Ziegler, at PT_MUGU_EW_SYMPO.FCT@navy.mil, and to Ms. Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org. Submissions are due by February 1, 2019.

Registration opens January 2019! 

 

Thank You for Making the 55th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention a Great Success!
The 55th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention has come and gone and the AOC couldn't be prouder. This year's convention and symposium had a 15% increase in attendees over 2017. The exceptional symposium sessions and engaging exhibition show floor made this one of the most successful AOC events to date. The AOC looks forward to collectively making our community stronger and aims to grow and serve as your premier marketplace for business and professional development. Stay tuned for more information on the 56th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention soon!

For highlights from the Convention, take a look at our Show Daily newsletters, event press coverage and event photos!

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.

Featured Jobs:

- Engineering Program Manager, Alaire Technologies, Inc. – Washington, D.C., United States
- Air Force Test Evaluation/EW Analyst, Scientific Research Corporation – Alexandria, VA, 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!

 
  

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In Memory of Colonel Joram Sender

A truly exceptional man, individual, Israeli patriot and an important individual in free-world EW

May 24, 1952 – November 13, 2018

I first met Joram Sender around 10 years ago at an AOC Symposium in Atlanta and immediately recognised his intellect, military knowledge and fierce, but understated, loyalty to his family, company and country. We met frequently at subsequent AOC Symposia and AOC Global Events in Europe and always found time to catch up on unfolding events and touch on family life. Occasionally we would exchange emails, usually about support he was providing for a forthcoming AOC conference. Recently, I knew that he was unwell, but he never reflected on it and never let it get in his way.

John Clifford OBE MBCS CEng CITP
Wg Cdr RAF (Retd)
President, AOC UK Chapter

  

On November 11, Veteran’s Day, almost 70 Old Crows from the Billy Mitchell Chapter gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the chapter.  The BMC was founded on 14 Nov 1968.  We met at Casa Rio on the San Antonio River Walk to enjoy good food and drinks as well as fantastic friendships.  Displayed around the room were pictures and mementos gathered over the years from various BMC activities, to include the long running Fiesta Crow symposiums.

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The Air Force plans to invest $100 million over three years to research automated cyber and signals intelligence processing, according to the service. Automatically sorting through emails, phone conversations and other types of collected signals will help the Air Force because “time is critical” and the intelligence “analysts’ workload is high,” said the Dec. 4 initial announcement. (Fifth Domain)

  

The F-35 program office announced today the aircraft had finally reached its initial operational test & evaluation phase, which is expected to wrap up next September. That’s three months behind previous projections for mid-summer — the result of the program’s first crash (fortunately non-fatal) and a subsequent grounding — and 16 months behind the original testing plan from 2012. (Breaking Defense)

  

Army leaders have released the latest version of the service's future fighting concept, which focuses on, among other things, possible solutions to counter and defeat layers of stand-off created by adversaries. "The U.S. Army in Multi-Domain Operations 2028," also referred to as MDO Concept 1.5, further refines the Multi-Domain Battle concept published last year. (US Army)

  

The new head of the Marine Corps’ nascent information directorate is focusing on three priorities: network modernization, putting new information-related units to work and gaining asymmetric advantage. (C4ISRNET)

  

Electronic warfare has come a long way since Pentagon legend Paul Kaminski warned that “years of neglect” had left the US dangerously behind Russia and China. But has the Defense Department made the $2.3 billion a year increases in EW spending that Kaminski and the respected Defense Science Board said was necessary back at the 2014 Association of Old Crows conference, months after Russian jammers fried the Ukrainian army’s communications? No — not yet. (Breaking Defense)

Calendar
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Dec 2018
 
December 13, 14:00 - 15:00 EST