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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

Register 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
Mr. Jay Kistler, SES (invited), Director, EW and Countermeasures, OUSD for A,T&L

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

Check out the draft agenda for this event, and click here to register.

 

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. The submittal deadline is 01 Feb, 2019.

You must complete an Abstract Template Form (click here to access form) and submit with abstract in order to be considered.

Register Here

 
Pentek
Mercury Systems



  

2019 Board of Directors

Each year, the membership of the AOC determines the future of this organization by electing representatives to the Board of Directors. Nominations will be accepted from January 2 to March 15, and elections will be held June 1 - 30. Current AOC members can be nominated for the following positions:

- President-Elect
- At Large Director (2)
- Regional Director (International Region 1 & Pacific Region)

Learn more about 2019 Board nominations and elections here.

Accepting 2019 AOC Scholarship Applications

The Association of Old Crows Educational Foundation provides two scholarship annually, each in the amount of $12,500, to students studying in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Submissions must be made by March 31, 2019, and all students are encouraged to apply!

Learn more about eligibility, selection criteria, and apply here.

Submit Nominations for 2019 AOC Awards

As the premier organization for individuals and groups in the Electromagnetic Warfare community, the AOC has the pleasure of recognizing members of our community for their achievements. In 2019, there are over 20 awards available to honor members and non-members alike for their contributions. Nominations for 2019 AOC awards are due by May 1, 2019.

Learn more about 2019 awards here.

The Army Cyber Institute (ACI) at West Point collaborated with the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S); Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC); Association of Old Crows (AOC); Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA), and Soar Technology, Inc. to host its inaugural Electronic Warfare Cyber Convergence (EWC2) workshop in conjunction with the 2018 Cyberspace Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Conference, October 23-25, 2018. The workshop bookended the CEMA conference with the goal of identifying friction points, gaps, and research opportunities surrounding the Army’s merger of Electronic Warfare (EW) and Cyber.

This article, written by Dr. Jacob Cox and Colonel Dan Bennett, PhD, provides a brief overview of outcomes obtained from the EWC2 Workshop held in October 2018. The Army Cyber Institute plans to publish a full technical report addressing the results of the EWC2 workshop in its journal, “The Cyber Defense Review (CDR),” in early 2019.

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:

- Business Development Manager, Motorola Solutions – Washington, D.C., United States
- Electronic Warfare I&T - Sr. Systems Engineer II, Raytheon – El Segundo, CA, United States
Engineering Program Manager, Alaire Technologies, Inc. – Washington, D.C., 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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Chapter News

The Electronic Warfare and Avionics System Program Office (EWA SPO), AFLCMC/WNY, will sponsor the 2019 Electronic Warfare and Avionics (EWA) Conference (formerly the AF Technical Program at the annual Dixie Crow Symposium) on March 26-28. The program will be held at the Scott Theater (Building 1500), Museum of Aviation, Robins AFB, GA.

This year’s theme focuses on topics related to new technologies, standard architectures or novel approaches to using or integrating existing technologies that will allow quick acquisition and fielding to counter existing and emerging threats. Threats continue to evolve, and the Air Force must become more agile and adapt to changing threats and technology. The Air Force is interested in strategies that could be used as an enabler for the Air Force to become more effective and allow continued protection of US forces and our homeland.

Call for Papers

Papers should be written in support of this year’s theme, “Dominate the EMS in Contested Environments through the use of Agile, Resilient Systems and Architectures.” Papers to support this theme should relate to Electronic Warfare (EW), Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) or Avionics, and may include (but not limited to) technical solutions, initiatives, enablers, techniques, methods, policy/doctrine updates, interoperability, open systems, modeling, architectures and best practices.

Abstracts should be unclassified and must be submitted by February 4. Please email abstracts to AFLCMC.WNY.AFTechProg@us.af.mil

Gowanda Electronics
TEKTRONIX
Industry News
  

The Pentagon’s plan to use machine intelligence to better manage the finite and increasingly crowded electromagnetic spectrum took a small leap forward last month, as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hosted Phase 2 of its Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2). As 15 teams demonstrated at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., artificial intelligence can manage a shifting menu of radio frequencies. (MeriTalk)

  

Europe’s increasingly contested environments have required increasingly complex electronic warfare planning tools. Vehicles, however, can’t house the power of command posts, so the Army is adapting an existing system for the tactical edge. The Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool, or EWPMT, is a command-and-control planning capability that allows commanders and soldiers to visualize on a screen the effects of electronic warfare in the field. (C4ISRNET)

  

The Army is engineering new AI-enabled Hostile Fire Detection sensors for its fleet of armored combat vehicles to identify, track and target incoming enemy small arms fire. Even if the enemy rounds being fired are from small arms fire and not necessarily an urgent or immediate threat to heavily armored combat vehicles such as an Abrams, Stryker or Bradley, there is naturally great value in quickly finding the location of incoming enemy small arms attacks, Army weapons developers explain. (National Interest)

Evans Capacitor Company
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
  

The Army is vigorously pursuing a new combat vehicle able to launch attack drones, carry longer-range TOW missiles, fire a 50mm cannon and operate “optionally-manned” technology, according to initial requirements outlined by service weapons developers. The Optionally Manned Vehicle, an infantry fighting vehicle, is intended as a high-tech, more mobile and more lethal Bradley. (Warrior Maven)

  

With the growing success of Russian and Chinese fifth-generation fighter aircraft like the Su-57, J-20 and JF-31, the US has kicked off a suite of development programs to replace the ageing F-15 Eagle and fifth-generation F-22 Raptor air frames. (Defense Connect)

  

The Army wants a better network. Specifically, Army leaders want a more resilient network to provide communications on the battlefield while enemies are trying to jam or disrupt the signal. In an October 2017 memo, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said the network must be “sufficiently mobile and expeditionary” and “can be used to fight cohesively in any environment where the electromagnetic spectrum is denied or degraded.” (C4ISRNET)