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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. 

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers

Rear Admiral Steve Parode -- Director, Warfare Integration Directorate, N2/N6F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations 
Captain Jeff Chism -- Commanding Officer, Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) 

Register Here

 

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. 

The event is free-to-attend for military and government representatives, while industry delegates can secure discounted access until the early bird deadline on Friday 15 March

In addition to delivering a thought-provoking conference with contributions from world-leading sector experts, the event will feature an extended exhibition of more than 80 organisations. Each will be showcasing their latest technologies and solutions advancing the Electronic Warfare / Electromagnetic Operations sector.

 

A Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) consists of an RF emitter, RF sensors, Pulse Train Formatter (PTF), Emitter Detector System (EDS), and Alarm System. The PTF transmits discrete data, such as signal polarization, and range data, such as RF frequency, to the EDS. The EDS uses this data to determine the emitter. The real-time bandwidth for detection constrains the total system performance and minimizing this bandwidth can be critical to the detection of threats. Implementations of the EDS have difficulty in treating ranged data and implementation can often degrade into linear searches of the entire emitter database.

Click here to register!

 
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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.

 

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.

 

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 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:

- Radar Software Engineers, Scientific Research Corporation – Huntsville, AL, United States
- Radar Hardware Design Engineers, Scientific Research Corporation – Huntsville, AL, United States
Test Engineers – Scientific Research Corporation – Huntsville, AL, 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 Dixie Crow chapter of the Association of Old Crows is sponsoring two short courses at the RAFB Base Theatre in February.

Monday, Feb 25th 1230-1630, Introduction to C2ISR (aka ISR101)

Tuesday, Feb 26th 0800-1630, Introduction to EW (aka EW101)

Courses will be taught by personnel from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). These basic level courses are geared to new engineers, logistics management personnel and as a refresher for someone working in ISR and/or EW.

The courses are open to personnel at Robins AFB, Middle Georgia Industry Partners, other government personnel and AOC members AT NO CHARGE

Government employees, civilian and military, can apply for up to 12 Continuous Learning Points for acquisition coded positions.

IF YOU HAVE A CAC AND ACCESS TO ROBINS, NO RESPONSE IS NECESSARY. JUST SHOW UP THAT DAY. The courses are for US citizens only. You will need to show your CAC at the door to attend. 

If you do not have a CAC, you must contact rodney.brooks.4@us.af.mil to make arrangements to verify citizenship via JPAS, birth certificate, passport or other means beforehand. You will need to be on an access list for the class and have a photo ID with you.

Only attendees with CACs or prior verification of citizenship will be admitted to ISR101 and EW101. No verifications can be done on the 25th or 26th.

If you wish to attend but do not have access to Robins, contact rodney.brooks.4@us.af.mil to make arrangements ASAP.

  

Register today for the 44th Annual Dixie Crow Symposium! Click here for a schedule of events, and visit the Robins AFB page for information about the Electronic Warfare and Avionics (EWA) Conference (formerly the Air Force Technical Program).

24 - 27 March 2019

Century of Flight Hangar Museum of Aviation
Robins AFB, Georgia 

Note: Please review registration instructions prior to registering.

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Industry News
  

The U.S. Air Force has found an architect to run its uber-complicated Advanced Battle Management System program, which will replace JSTARS ground surveillance planes with a network of existing and new air- and space-based sensors. Will Roper, the service’s top acquisition official, isn’t willing to reveal who will come onboard in March to oversee the program. But he believes the program will be able to sprint forward after the new official begins work, he told reporters during a Feb. 6 roundtable. (Defense News)

  

After more than four years of experimentation and evaluation, the U.S. Army is beginning to send out FLIR Systems' tiny Black Hornet nano drones to operational units, which will fundamentally change how the service conducts itself on the battlefield. The miniature unmanned helicopter will give the elements as small as infantry squads a significant boost in situational awareness and allow them to scout ahead without having to automatically put soldiers at risk. (The Drive)

IMS 2019
  

While the German decision last week to remove the Lockheed Martin F-35 from consideration as a replacement for 90 aging Tornado fighters solidifies Franco-German industrial cooperation, it could come at the expense of making Germany’s Luftwaffe a less capable air force until at least 2040, when a new advanced Franco-German fighter becomes available. (Defense News)

  

he U.S. Navy says it will begin deploying a cruise missile derivative of the stealthy AGM-154 Joint Stand-Off Weapon glide bomb, or JSOW, no later than the end of 2023, as an option for its F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and F-35C Joint Strike Fighters. The weapons will give these jets a significant additional extended-range strike capability, which is important given the increasingly advanced nature of integrated air defenses among potential opponents, especially Russia and China. (The Drive)

Calendar
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Mar 2019
 
March 7, 14:00 - 15:00 EST