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Achieving Freedom to Maneuver Leveraging Non-Kinetic Capabilities

Registration Open! 

This forum provides a venue to for stakeholders, thought-leaders and experts in Electronic Warfare to come together to focus on the technologies the services require to ensure freedom to maneuver through leveraging the Electromagnetic Spectrum and Non-Kinetic Capabilities and discuss issues related to the requirements of EW programs, platforms, and operations. Panel sessions will provide insight into EW Roadmaps for the Services, Integrated Non-Kinetic Fires, and Enabling Future Technologies for EW. Presenters will highlight capability gaps and motivate the attendees to provide innovative EW concepts and solutions to expand the advantage for our military forces leveraging non-kinetic capabilities.

Call for Papers

This call for papers challenges presenters to explore innovative and leap-ahead enabling technologies and methodologies to address currently identified EW Capability Gaps and specifically support achieving freedom to maneuver utilizing non-kinetic capabilities. Presentations or demonstrations from all United States Services, DoD, Industry, and Academia are requested to identify technical paths, options, and potential opportunities for fulfilling current EW Capability Gaps and future EW requirements.

Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format.

Please forward abstracts to speaker coordinators, Ms. Stacey Mervyn, stacey.mervyn@navy.mil; and Ms. Lori Lawyer, lori.d.lawyer@navy.mil, as well as Ms. Amy Belicev at belicev@crows.org. The deadline for submissions is March 4, 2019.

Two sessions will be classified SECRET and the third session will be classified TOP SECRET.

 

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.

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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)

 

Less than 12 weeks to go to one of the largest EW events of the year with 46 presentations from global experts and leaders, covering the entire AOC Mission Area

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.

Register for the conference today!

A complete agenda for the event can be found here!

 

In many scenarios, radar operators require the ability to not only detect and track, but also classify targets. This webinar will discuss a variety of techniques for using high resolution measurements in range, Doppler, cross-range, and polarization to characterize and classify a radar target. Target recognition will be explored in a variety of contexts for naval, air, and land-based applications. Once the tools for characterizing a radar target are understood, the recognition process will be explored using traditional databases and methodologies. Fortunately, new techniques exist using machine learning that can drastically simplify the classification process, while increasing its accuracy. The logical problem for the Electronic Warfare (EW) community interested in radar target recognition is attempting to deceive these radars. This will require more complex jammer architectures, along with tools to estimate such effects as jet engine modulation on waveforms for use in Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM) jammers.

 

24 hours total - delivered across 8 sessions of 3-hours each

Digital RF memories (DRFMs), are arguably, the most important technology and a driving force in electromagnetic maneuver warfare (EMW). This course examines both the design of the DRFM as well as the technologies and strategies used to create superior false target decoys. In addition, machine learning and the capability to autonomously detect and classify in real-time, enemy systems that use waveforms and frequencies not previously encountered or anticipated is emphasized.

 

The Association of Old Crows (AOC), and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) look forward to hosting International and U.S. attendees  at the GTRI Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  The AOC/GTRI sponsored symposium will focus on “Interoperability, Electronic Warfare (EW), and Foreign Military Sales (FMS).”  Our goal is to host a world-class event that will serve as a platform for information exchange and education on defense technology interoperability (EW, Communications, Datalinks, Command and Control (C2), and Navigation) and associated U.S. FMS and Export Control policies and processes.  

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers

Vice Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone, Italian Navy, Commander of the Italian Joint Operations Headquarters (invited)
Lt Gen (Ret) Bob Elder, USAF, Symposium Chair
Lt Gen (Ret) Chris Bogdan, USAF, Senior Vice President, Booz/Allen/Hamilton
Mr. Michael Shoults, SES, Director of Policy, Programs and Strategy, International Affairs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (International Affairs)
Mr. Gregory M. Kausner, SES, Deputy Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) (invited)
Rear Admiral Francis D. Morley
, USN, Director, Navy International Programs Office (IPO), Washington Navy Yard (invited)
Mr. Pat Mason, SES, Deputy, US Army Deputy Program Executive Officer for Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, AL

 
  

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available for upcoming AOC conferences! Consider sponsoring any of the events below!

April 2-4, 2019
48th Annual EW Collaborative SymposiumPoint Mugu, CA
 
April 29-May 1, 2019
Security Cooperation Symposium: Interoperability, EW, & FMSAtlanta, GA
 
May 14-16, 2019
11th Annual EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies ConferenceCrane, IN
  
June 4-6, 2019
10th Annual Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence Conference, SPAWAR Charleston, SC
 
September 10-12, 2019
3rd Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare Systems Engineering and Acquisition Conference, Dahlgren, VA

October 8-10, 2019
5th Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) Conference, Aberdeen, MD

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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:

- Principal Systems Engineer: Electronic Warfare – Thales Defense & Security, Inc. – Calrksburg, MD, United States
- Field Application Engineer – CRFS Inc. – Chantilly, VA, United States/Washington, D.C.,United States
- Business Development Director - Electronic Warfare – Thales Defense & Security, Inc. – Calrksburg, MD, 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
  

On Thursday, January 27, the Billy Mitchell Chapter (BMC) taught electromagnetic principles to 8th grade students at Hector Garcia Middle School as part of the Chapter’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program.  Over the course of seven periods, BMC members taught over 500 students.  The instructors were Mr. Kent Namikas, Mr. Ross Vincent, Captain Ajay Reddy, Mr. Gary Henley and Dr. Marius Necsoiu.

The Dixie Crow Chapter Chuck wagon crew led by our own Chef Roadkill aka Mark Leslein assembled on Saturday, 16 February 2019 to feed the Habitat for Humanity Crew that was working on the “wall raising” for their 59th Habitat for Humanity Home off of Old Mission Way in Warner Robins, GA.  The crew prepared and served over 40 volunteers with the following menu:  Grilled Brats w/peppers & onions, BBQ Chicken and Hot Dogs served with baked beans, fresh fruit salad, homemade brownies and water/soda.

Dixie Crow Members in attendance were:  Betsy Moore, Lisa Frugé-Cirilli, Ron Herpst, Debbie Koenig, Ken Cirilli, Tom Miller, Mark Leslein, Lynwood Moore, Martha Leslein, Dave Coley, and Scott Wolf

 
  

On February 12, we had another successful luncheon at the Lackland Club.  We had over 50 crows attend the gathering to include Sam Roberts the Western-Mountain Regional Director. 

We had two great presentations for this luncheon.  The first was on Operation Bolo by Col (ret) JB Stone.  While on active duty, JB flew the F-102 and F-4.  Then later in the Colorado Air National Guard he flew the F-100 and A-7. 

The second speaker was Col (ret) Dave “Tooms” Toomey.  While in the Air Force he flew F-4G Wild weasels and F-117A Stealth fighters.  He flew combat sorties in OPERATIONS DESERT STORM, SOUTHERN WATCH and IRAQI FREEDOM.  He was the Commander of the 8th Fighter Squadron Black Sheep at Holloman AFB as well as the Air Force Information Operations Center at Lackland AFB. 

  

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 Army has briefed industry on its upcoming electronic warfare program and is now asking for feedback. The Terrestrial Layer System (TLS) is an integrated EW and signals intelligence system for ground use that the Army decided to pursue instead of the old Multi-Functional Electronic Warfare Ground and Dismounted system. (C4ISRNET)

  

The F-35A Joint Strike Fighter is still the way forward in the Air Force’s vision of how it will fight the wars of tomorrow, despite the negative press that has often surrounded the aircraft. The F-35, a fifth-generation aircraft designed to replace aging F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, should be thought of as “quarterback of the joint team," and not simply another stealth fighter, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein at a Brookings Institution event Tuesday. (Military Times)

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IMS 2019
  

Complex electronic warfare (EW) platforms - such as the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler - could soon release swarms of drones from the aircraft, allowing the smaller vehicles to fly ahead to scout out for radar and other battlefield emitters, and potentially even take part in electronic attack missions themselves by jamming enemy sensor networks. (C4ISRNET)

  

As the Army races to modernize against the Russian threat, it’s adapting countermeasures used on aircraft to protect its armored vehicles from anti-tank missiles. Systems like BAE’s RAVEN jammer, which won a recent Army “rodeo,” could be a lot more effective than just bolting on another layer of armor on already overloaded vehicles — if the contractor can make what originally an airborne system rugged enough to function in in the mud, dust and clutter of ground combat. (Breaking Defense)