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DRFM Technology and Design for Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare
Dr. Phillip Pace  |  6/3/2019 - 6/26/2019  |  Web Course
This course examines both the design of the DRFM as well as the technologies and strategies used to create superior false target decoys.

Introduction to Radar Systems
Kyle Davidson 
|  7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019  |  Web Course
This course introduces the audience to radar systems in a military context, with a focus on search and tracking radars associated with modern day threats.

The World of Airborne Expendables & small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)
Dr. Patrick Ford
  |  8/19/2019 - 8/28/2019  |  Web Course
This course provides attendees with a strong foundation in expendables/sUAS, from basic airframe classes and capabilities, to EW potential, to the current FAA airframe and pilot certification/flight approval process.

Space EW
Dave Adamy  |  9/4/2019 - 9/20/2019  |  Web Course
In the eight sessions of the Course, we will cover the nature of EW in space and go on to work practical EW problems appropriate to the space environment. 

Fundamental Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy  |  10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019
This is a two day overview of Electronic Warfare (EW) with little math above Algebra. It assumes no prior knowledge of the field, but will allow you to understanding the underlying principles of EW and make some important performance calculations.

Machine Learning for EW
Kyle Davidson  |  10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of machine learning and its application to modern Electronic Warfare (EW) and cyber solutions.

Advanced Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy  |  10/31/2019 - 11/1/2019
This is a follow-on overview course to the EW Fundamentals course presented at the beginning of the AOC convention. It builds on the earlier discussion, extending coverage to new generation radar and communication threats and countermeasures against them.

Electronic Countermeasures – Theory and Design
Kyle Davidson  |  10/31/2019 - 11/1/2019
The goal of this course is to educate the participants in the the field of Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and Electronic Attacks (EA). This includes the complete countermeasures development cycle from analysing threat systems, to developing jammer techniques, and finally confirming their effectiveness.

21st Century Electronic Warfare, Systems, Technology, and Techniques
Dr. Clayton Stewart  |  2/3/2020 - 2/21/2020  |  Web Course
This course offers a comprehensive overview of modern electronic (EW) warfare systems, technology, and techniques. The domains of electronic attack, electronic support, and electronic protection will all be explored.

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As a member of the AOC, YOU decide the future of this great organization. You should have received 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

 

This webinar will look to define ELINT and RESM disciplines, looking where the strengths and weaknesses of each lay and why the results of a lack of understanding can be so severe. This webinar will also examine what happens when ELINT and RESM meet. The presenter will draw from operational experience, simple mathematics and practical demonstration.

 
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This is a two part webinar. The first half was presented on 11 January 2018. It covered the basics of Earth satellite orbits: Ephemerides, Earth satellite orbit mechanics, spherical trigonometry, look angle and range formulas for satellites and horizon range formulas. You might want to review part one before viewing part 2. The second part of this webinar series goes on to deal with the vulnerability of Earth satellite links and some formulas related to the operation of intercept and jamming payloads.

 

Two-day classified event to provide a forum for EMW professionals from the military, government, industry, and academic fields to discuss:

1. How our adversaries are challenging our dominance in the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS)
2. Current EMW capabilities being explored to ensure our dominance is maintained
3. Integration of capabilities into a warfare system

CALL FOR PAPERS

Call for papers topics include: 

Focus Question 1: How can combined EMW capabilities in the sea, air, and land domains generate enhanced combat effects?
Focus Question 2: How can a system of systems focus enhance EMW capabilities?
Focus Question 3: How will coordination and simultaneous integration across all domains (land, sea, subsurface, air, space, and cyber) improve EMW capabilities?
Focus Question 4: What tools, processes, innovations, techniques, and best practices can be used to support management professionals in today’s unique and complex acquisition environment?

Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to Amy Belicev at belicev@crows.org. Abstracts are due 02 July 2019.

 

On the Road to Army of 2028 - Delivering Integrated EW, SIGINT and Cyber at the Tactical Echelon.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Original papers are being solicited from the United States and Five Eyes Nations, Government, Academia, Industry, Operational Units, and Subject Matter Experts on how to fight and win decisively against any adversary in a joint, multi-domain, high-intensity conflict through employment of Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) capabilities. We will continue to expand the CEMA discussion from a doctrine, operational, technology, and threat perspective and how to integrate electronic warfare, cyber, signals intelligence, information operations, and other forms of non-kinetic fires into operational formations. Conference presentations may be classified TS/SCI US Only or REL FVEY, or Secret Releasable FVEY. 

Paper submissions should unclassified and indicate the level of classification for presentation, and focus on the following topic areas:

Threats
S&T
Exercises & Experimentation
DOTMLPF-P
From the Field

Please forward abstracts to Ms. Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org by July 8, 2019.

 
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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

  

The Dixie Crow Chapter supported 2019 Memorial Day Events by traveling to The Andersonville National Cemetery Historic Site to assist the Boy & Girl Scouts clubs along with the National Park Service Rangers with placing flags at the grave tombstones of our fallen and by feeding lunch to over 300 participants. The Park Service noted that 2019 participation marked the largest crowd they’ve ever had!

  

In May, the Dixie Crow Education Foundation awarded several scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Dixie Crow Chapter representatives presented the awards to each student at their schools.

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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:

- Staff Systems Engineer- Infra-Red Missile Warning Systems – Elbit Systems – Ft. Worth, TX, United States | Merrimack, NH, United States
- Principal Systems Engineer - Electronic Warfare – Elbit Systems – Ft. Worth, TX, United States
- Senior RF/EW Engineer – Charles F. Day & Associates LLC – Ft. Meade, MD, United States

 
Industry News
  

On April 23, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) tested a fiber-optic laser at the White Sands Test Range in New Mexico that successfully shot down “multiple air-launched missiles in flight.” The Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHIELD)... currently exists as a bulky, ground-based demonstrator. However, the Air Force is optimistic that SHIELD can be shrunk to a small pod that could be tested on an F-15 fighter by 2021 and eventually integrated also integrated into F-16 and F-35 single-engine fighters. (The National Interest)

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) hosted the 11th Annual Electronic Warfare (EW) Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference with the Association of Old Crows (AOC) from May 14-16 at NSWC Crane. The theme of the conference focused on Achieving Freedom to Maneuver Leveraging Non-Kinetic Capabilities. (Naval Sea Systems Command)

  

In an attempt to upgrade its existing electronic warfare (EW) and cyberwarfare capabilities, the US Army is developing a new integrated EW and signals intelligence system, to replace the existing MFEW system. What is the army looking for and which companies have already signed up to assist in the development of new capabilities? (Army Technology)

  

After long years of neglect, the Air Force plans to reorganize its chaotic electronic warfare enterprise, creating a new service EW czar to coordinate its efforts in the domain, and breathing new life into the career field specializing in warfare in the electromagnetic spectrum. (Air Force Magazine)

The Navy will field versions of both its highest-power laser weapon and its low-end non-lethal laser dazzler later this year, gaining operational experience with directed energy weapons that will continue to focus engineers’ efforts building out the Navy Laser Family of Systems (NLFoS). (USNI News)

The Department of Defense is ramping up its focus on electronic warfare in response to the capabilities showcased by the Russian military in recent years, according to multiple reports. The Pentagon reportedly plans on establishing a new task force to "regain U.S. dominance in the electromagnetic spectrum" after U.S. service members experienced Russian jamming tactics firsthand in Syria, according to documents obtained by Al-Monitor. (Task & Purpose)

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