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Less than 2 weeks to go to one of the largest EW events of the year!
- 46 presentations from global experts and leaders, covering the entire AOC Mission Area
- 10 additional presentations and panels during the Plath Intelligence Workshop
- 76 exhibitors and 45 Nations attending

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.

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!

 

Achieving Freedom to Maneuver Leveraging Non-Kinetic Capabilities

Distinguished Speakers

Dr. Paul Zablocky, Strategic Technology Office (STO), Program Manager
Dr. William Conley, Director Electronic Warfare, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment
BGEN Frank Kelley, USMC (Ret), Vice President, Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
Mr. Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow, CSBA

Click Here to view the event Agenda!

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.

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Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event? Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities!

 

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.

 

This webinar will begin with a discussion of radar cross section (RCS) which is an important characteristic of military vehicles, such as aircraft, warships, and tanks. The concept of RCS as the effective cross-sectional area of the target as seen by the radar will be discussed. It’s measured in square meters (m2) or decibels above a square meter (dBm2). Alternatively, the RCS of a target can be considered to be the cross section of a metal sphere (in m2) yielding the same return amplitude as the target. The presentation will discuss the basics of RCS technology and the evolution of stealth technology over the past several years.  Examples of modern operational stealthy platforms will be presented.

 

New Technology & Methodology for Mission Assurance in EW/CYBER

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Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare technical capabilities are becoming more technically similar. However, the communities which practice these disciplines remain largely separated and vary widely across the military Services in terms of their equipment, unit organization and operating methodologies. This conference provides the EW and Cyberspace communities an opportunity to collaborate and discuss capabilities, TTPs and research in EW and Cyberspace operations to enable more rapid deployment of new and improved capabilities. The Cyber/EW Convergence Conference identifies ways to develop advanced technologies and systems to address the changing battlefield dynamics of the digital age and bring EW and Cyberspace together for the Warfighter!

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers

General (Ret) Glenn Walters, USMC - President of The Citadel, Former 34th Assistant Commandant of the USMC
Maj. Gen. Robert J. Skinner - Commander, 24th Air Force; Commander, Air Forces Cyber and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber (invited)
Mr.  Kevin Coggins, BAH
Mr. Michael Ducharme, NRO
Dr. Ilya Lipkin, AFLCMC/EN/SOSA
Dr. Daniel L. Lough, NRO

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Click here for more information on becoming a sponsor.

 

As a member of the AOC, YOU decide the future of this great organization. Before elections begin, you will receive additional information from the AOC on how you will be able to vote this year. The AOC is excited to announce this year’s election slate, comprised of:

President-Elect
Glenn “Powder” Carlson
Craig Harm
Rich Wittstruck

At-Large
Antonino Amoroso
Brian Hinkley
Haruko Kawahigashi
Gary Lyke
Mike Ryan
Darin Nielsen
Kenneth “Kilo” Parks
Greg Patschke

Pacific Region Candidates
Vince Battaglia
Rick Lu

International Region I
Sue Robertson

 

DRFM Technology and Design for Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare
Dr. Phillip Pace
6/3/2019 - 6/26/2019

Introduction to Radar Systems
Kyle Davidson
7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019

Airborne Expendables/sUAS Capabilities and Potential
Dr. Pat Ford
8/19/2019 - 8/28/2019

Space EW
Dave Adamy
9/4/2019 - 9/20/2019

Fundamental Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy
10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019

Machine Learning for EW
Kyle Davidson
10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019

Advanced Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy
10/31/2019 - 11/1/2019

21st Century Electronic Warfare, Systems, Technology, and Techniques
Dr. Clayton Stewart
2/3/2020 - 2/21/2020

 
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Chapter News
  

The Association of Old Crows D.C. Capitol Club Chapter hosted its 2nd Annual Cherry Blossom lunch cruise on April 9. 

It was a great networking event with fellow Crows. This sold-out event was joined by academia, industry and government. It was wonderful to see our local STEM partners attend and share new opportunities for STEM outreach with local K-12 students in the community. Our chapter continues to advocate on behalf of industry and educate members of the community on STEM. 

We look forward to next year's event and hope to see many new faces from the community.

  

Monday, May 27, 2019

In the RAFAEL David campus auditorium, K. Byalik

The conference classification is SECRET and open to Israeli citizens with appropriate clearance.

For information: info@iaoc.org.il

  

June 11-13, 2019
The MITRE Corporation
Bedford, Massachusetts

Focusing on Enterprise Challenges

- The Need for Speed in Space Acquisition
- Architecture to Deliver Effects
- Autonomy: Tools and Practices
- Space Traffic Management and Surface to Space
- TS/SCI Sessio

Keynote Speakers

Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, Vice Commander AFSPC (Confirmed)
Col. Eric J. Felt, AFRL Space Vehicles Director (Confirmed)
Mr. Robert O. Work, Former Dept. Sec. Defense (Confirmed)

Register for the event here!

Hosted by the AOC Patriots Roost Chapter and The Mitre Corporation

Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Abaco Systems
Careers

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:

- Power Systems Test Engineer – General Technical Services, LLC – Aberdeen, MD, United States
- Research Analyst - Air Warfare Radar – The Institute for Defense Analyses – Alexandria, VA, United States
- Research Analyst - Air Warfare IRST – The Institute for Defense Analyses – Alexandria, VA, United States

 
Industry News
  

The Air Force is looking across the enterprise to build a comprehensive map of all electronic warfare capabilities for the second stage of its landmark service-wide probe of how to bolster the Air Force’s EW and cyber warfare capabilities. (Breaking Defense)

  

Industry leaders are warning that the targets U.S. Cyber Command will pursue in the future may not be connected to the internet or even accessible through the traditional, IP-based operations that the command has historically exploited in the past. (Fifth Domain)

  

Only about half of the F-35 fighter jets worldwide were ready to fly during an eight-month period in 2018, with the wait for spare parts keeping jets on the ground nearly 30 percent of the time, according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. (Defense News)

  

AVX Aircraft Co. partnered with L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Karem Aircraft and Lockheed Martin-owned Sikorsky have won awards to design a new Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) for the U.S. Army over the next year, the service announced April 23. (Defense News)

Evans Capacitor Company
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
  

The Army is looking for a new sensor system that it can mount on just about all of its ground vehicles to detect and help defeat any small drones that threaten the vehicle. And it needs to weigh less than 20 pounds. (Army Times)

  

The Marine Corps has been looking to replace its aging light armored vehicle, which has been the centerpiece of the mobile Marine infantry in recent decades. A recent release from Marine Corps Systems Command announced that the armored reconnaissance vehicle is expected to begin replacing the legacy LAV by the late 2020s. (Marine Corps Times)

Army Futures Command deputy chief Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley says robotics and artificial intelligence will play a key role in the service's multidomain operations concept for competing against near-peer adversaries. (Inside Defense)