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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

Speakers Announced

Mr. Bryan Clark - Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
Dr. John Burrow - Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (DASN RDTE)

Sponsorship opportunities available! Find out more here.

 

Are you interested in participating as a conference speaker at AOC EW Asia 2020?

The event, part of the Asia Defence Expo & Conference Series (ADECS), focuses specifically on trends, technologies and opportunities within the Asia Pacific region. The region poses both unique difficulties and opportunities in advancing EM Operations. AOC EW Asia 2020 will address evolving EW and EM technologies and operational concepts for current and emerging threats in maritime, air and land operations, including hybrid warfare, cyber warfare, information warfare and signals intelligence.

The theme for the conference, taking place on 4-5 February 2020 in Singapore, is “Advancing Electromagnetic Operations in the Asia Pacific Region.” The AOC is soliciting original unclassified, English language papers from subject-matter experts and international thought-leaders from the government, military, academia and industry.

For more information on how you can take part, visit the event website.

 

The AOC International Symposium & Convention, the industry’s leading, three-day event, brings together nearly 2000 professionals from 30+ countries spanning industry, military, and government sectors. Learn from subject matter experts and influencers from military, government, academia and industry who will speak to a multitude of topics around the theme of “Building the EMS Enterprise”. Whether it is from a main stage keynoter, a breakout session panelist, or an Innovation Stage message, plan to walk away equipped with the latest developments in technology and governance in pursuit of EMS capability superiority.

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Whether you're interested in attending our symposium sessions or just the exhibit hall - we have the right pass for you.

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers

- The Honorable Don Bacon, United States House of Representatives, NE-02 (invited)
- The Honorable Alan R. Shaffer, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
- Lt Gen Robert Elder, USAF (Ret’d), AOC Senior Advisory Board
- Dr. Tim Grayson, Office Director, Strategic Technology Office (STO)
- James A. Faist, SES, 
Director, Adv Capability, OUSD Research & Engineering
- Major General David Krumm, Director of Strategic Plans, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements
- Rear Admiral Steve Parode, Director, Information Warfare Integration (N2N6F)
- Brigadier General Giuseppe Sgamba, Assistant Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre
- Brigadier General Lance Landrum, Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), Joint Staff

 

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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The AOC will recognize the premier leaders in EW, IO and EMS Operations fields throughout our 56th Annual Symposium and Convention. Please join us in celebrating these award winners for their exemplary service to our community. The Gold Medal Award is the highest award given by the AOC for outstanding advances and contributions in all fields of EW and IO. The Gold Medal Award as well as the Technology Hall of Fame Awards will be presented during the Opening Session on Monday, October 28th. The Hal Gershanoff Silver Medal Award is presented to an AOC member to recognize outstanding service in furthering the goals of the Association or its Chapter Organization(s). It is the highest award given to a member for service to the AOC. The Hal Gershanoff Silver Medal, the Colonel Anton D. Brees Lifetime Service Awards, and the Joseph W. Kearney Award will be presented at the Annual Banquet on Tuesday, October 29th. All other Individual awards will be presented at separate venues.

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Thursday, August 8, 14:00-15:00 EDT

Radio direction finding, also called radiolocation, is the process by which a source of radio frequency energy is localized.  Direction finding plays an increasingly important role in many civilian, government, and military applications, including areas such as interference hunting, search and rescue, (counter)intelligence, and localization of uncooperative sources. 

This presentation begins with a general overview of radio direction finding and radio direction finding principles, and then moves on to a discussion of the different methodologies which can be used to determine the physical location of an RF energy source.  The radio direction finding methodologies covered in this presentation include (1) manual direction finding and homing, (2) Doppler, (3) power / angle of arrival, (4) Watson-Watt, (5) correlative interferometry, and (6) time difference of arrival. For each of these methodologies, a brief technical introduction is followed by a discussion of that methodology’s relative strengths and weaknesses, appropriate applications, and the areas in which a given methodology is most commonly employed. 

 

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

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SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED!

General John M. “Mike” Murray - Commanding General, US Army Futures Command (Invited)
LTG Scott David Berrier, United States Army - Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army G-2 (Intelligence) - (Invited)
Lt. General Stephen Fogarty, USA - Commanding General, Army Cyber Command (invited)
The Honorable Dr. Bruce D. Jette - Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (invited)
MG John Morrison, USA - Chief of Staff, US Cyber Command (invited)
Brigadier General Robert M. Collins - PEO IEWS

Sponsorship opportunities available! Find out more here.

 

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Chapter News

The theme for the UNCLASSIFIED portion of the 2019 Pacific Information Operations Symposium, “Countering Coercion: The Role of Information Operations,” examines the Indo-Pacific Information Environment (IE) to understand how coercion and malign influence diminish the effectiveness of deterrence. Following last year’s symposium focus on how Information Operations could support effective deterrence, this year’s theme will examine how comprehensive coercion undermines effective deterrence of adversaries and assurance of allies and partners. The symposium will examine how to counter the erosive effects of coercion and malign influence from weakening or negating friendly force inform and influence efforts, preserving confidence in the cohesion of our Alliances and national capabilities to defend sovereignty from multiple attack vectors.

CALL FOR PAPERS

USINDOPACOM J39 and the Association of Old Crows (AOC) are soliciting original unclassified English language presentations and/or papers for the 8th Pacific IO Symposium / USINDOPACOM IO Symposium from subject matter experts in the United States, and Allied and partner militaries (or ministries of defense/security), as well as from academia and industry on the symposium theme.

Presentations must be UNCLASSIFIED, or FOUO releasable for the unclassified sessions. Presentations for classified sessions at Camp Smith (October 11th) should be at the SECRET REL/FVEY level. 

Please contact the Symposium Chair, Arthur Tulak, COL USA, Ret., via e-mail at Arthur.N.Tulak.ctr@pacom.mil if you are interested in speaking or want more information. Submissions are due Wednesday, July 31.

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The AOC Taipei Chapter has been established for more than 40 years. This year, in line with the "Defense Industry Regulations" policy, the Taipei Chapter will be expanded to provide a platform for tactical exchange and technical discussion between the military, R&D units and manufacturers to enhance Taiwan's defense industrial development in the fields of electronic warfare and cyber warfare. Recently, the 2019 Annual Conference was held at the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology (NCSIST), Taiwan, R.O.C. to showcase the state-of-the-art electronic warfare and cyber warfare equipment and invite experts to give special lectures and seminars.

  

On June 28, 2019, the AOC Capital Club Scholarship Chair, Donald (Don) Revell (Colonel, U.S. Marine (Ret.)) enjoyed the privilege of meeting and presenting the Capitol Club’s most recent scholarship award to Virginia Tech student Bryce Flowers in Blacksburg, Virginia. Bryce is currently working on an emerging technology research project that involves the fusion of RF Engineering and Adversarial Machine Learning.

The Sixth International Conference on Electronic Warfare (EWCI 2020) is being organised by the much Awarded India Chapter of Association of Old Crows (AOC), Bangalore, and has the active support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India, Ministry of Defence and the Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore. The Conference is envisaged to be of great use for modern armed forces, military planners, developers, procurers, testers, trainers, and vendors of the latest EW technologies and systems. Past conferences in the series attracted large delegations from Indian Armed Services, DRDO, Defence PSUs, and national and international EW professionals. A large scale indoor exhibition will accompany the conference, displaying the latest EW products from international EW organisations.

  

The July 2019 Greater Los Angeles AOC Chapter meeting hosted two of the local area’s most prominent industry and government leaders, Mr. Cordell DeLaPena, director of program management and integration of the Air Force Space Command at the LA Air Force Base, Space and Missile Systems Center, and Mr. Chris Hernandez, vice president of engineering at Northrop Grumman.

The meeting was well attended and included a number of the local company summer interns as well as various local subject matter experts interested in learning more about the AOC. The topics presented provided insight into the streamlined USAF Space Command organizational and program management process, termed SMC 2.0, being used by the Command to successfully field a growing number of defense space projects. In addition, Baker Street Scientific presented an overview of their efforts to develop processing algorithms to analyze complex SAR data.

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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:

- Assured Communications Research Scientist – BAE Systems – Arlington, VA, United States
- Networked Signal Processing Chief Scientist – BAE Systems – Arlington, VA, United States
- Signal Processing – Leidos – Arlington, VA | Beavercreek, OH | San Diego, CA, United States

 
Industry News
  

Sales for an early missile warning satellite system are driving profits at both Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, according to second quarter earnings calls. The Air Force’s Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared system will consist of five satellites providing advanced warnings of missile attacks on the United States, its deployed forces and its allies. OPIR will replace the Space Based Infrared System to provide better missile warning capabilities and increased survivability. (C4ISRNET)

  

The U.S. Air Force is seeking to give an extra boost to its light attack aircraft effort by shifting unspent money to the program. As part of the Pentagon's annual request to Congress to reallocate money between budget accounts, officials this year are asking to move $2.8 billion across the services. (Military.com)

  

As rival powers develop increasingly capable air-defense networks, the US military is working with defense firms to arm the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter with a missile able to destroy these systems at long range. Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $34.7 million contract to modify the stealth jet's internal weapons bay to carry "aft heavy weaponry," the Department of Defense announced last week. (Business Insiders)

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Directed energy weapons—i.e., lasers and high-powered electro-magnetic weapons—are fast becoming a reality for troops and the Air Force wants its airmen to be prepared. The Air Force Research Lab issued a request for information Friday seeking a vendor that can provide wargame modeling and simulations that include how energy weapons are being used today and how they will be used in the near future. (Nextgov)

  

F-35 Lightning IIs belonging to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and Hill Air Force Base, Utah, have begun using a technology that can help prevent aircraft from flying into the ground, marking a new milestone for the stealth fighter, officials announced Wednesday. (Military.com)

Calendar
8
Aug 2019
 
August 8, 14:00-15:00 EDT
19
Aug 2019
 
August 19-28 (4 sessions), 13:00-16:00 EDT
22
Aug 2019
 
August 22, 14:00-15:00 EDT
4
Sep 2019
 
September 4-20 (8 sessions), 13:00 - 16:00 EDT
5
Sep 2019
 
September 5,14:00 - 15:00 EDT
9
Sep 2019
 
September 9-12, Honolulu, HI
10
Sep 2019
 
September 10-11
19
Sep 2019
 
September 19, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT
3
Oct 2019
 
October 3, 14:00-15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
8
Oct 2019
 
October 8-10
26
Oct 2019
 
October 26-27, 08:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.
26
Oct 2019
 
October 26-27, 09:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.
31
Oct 2019
 
October 31 - November 1, 09:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel
31
Oct 2019
 
October 31 - November 1, 08:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel