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Collaborative EW in support of Distributed Maritime Operations.

The 49th Annual Point Mugu Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium will provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of Collaborative Electronic Warfare, with an emphasis on EW in support of distribute maritime Operations. Prominent leaders, contributors, and representatives from the military, government, academia, and industry will come together to address current Electronic Warfare gaps to support distributed operations and emerging technologies required to address these gaps.

Registration opens December 16!

Keynote Speaker:

- Major General Lance Landrum, USAF, Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), Joint Staff (invited)

CALL FOR PAPERS

This call for presentations or demonstrations challenges presenters to explore collaborative EW through innovation and invention. Presentations or demonstrations from all Services, DoD, Industry, and Academia are requested to identify technical paths, options, and potential opportunities for EW collaboration with a support to Distributed operations focus. Submitted abstracts are specifically requested to address one or more of the symposium topics:

- Jointly interoperable EW technologies
- EW technology advancements impact on TTPs
- Speed to DMO Fleet

Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Send completed Abstract Form and your unclassified abstract to Mr. Brian Hill and Mr. Brian Ziegler at PT_MUGU_EW_SYMPO.FCT@navy.mil, and to Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org NLT January 20.

 

"Advancing Electromagnetic Operations in the Asia Pacific Region"
February 4-5, 2020, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The 4th AOC EW Asia event will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats.

The conference will consist of plenary sessions focusing on operations, defence capability development, and industry inventiveness. AOC EW Asia 2020 will bring together the EW, SIGINT, C4ISR, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA) communities and more. Speakers will include leaders and operators from the military, government, and academia, S&T and international R&D communities and, crucially, industry. This is an unclassified, English-language, pan Asia-Pacific event providing unique networking opportunities, a specialist exhibition and a world-class conference.

AOC EW Asia Agenda Revealed!

The conference agenda for the 2020 edition of AOC Electronic Warfare Asia has been announced.

Keynote speakers include:
- AVM Peter Nicholson, Executive & Project Director (ED + PD), Institute for Regional Affairs, Australia
- Air Marshal Daljit Singh, Indian Air Force (Retd)
- Dr. Seng Hong, Senior Adviser, US Air Force Research Lab

Tackling the theme of Enabling Electromagnetic Operations in the Asia Pacific Region, the event looks set to attract in excess of 350 EW-focussed attendees. Browse the full agenda online here. 

 


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.

EW Modeling and Simulation
Dave Adamy | 3/2/2020 – 3/25/2020 | Web Course
This is a practical course in which the basic concepts and techniques of Electronic Warfare modeling and simulation concept evaluation, training, and Test and Evaluation are presented and the students learn how to apply them to practical problems.

EW Against a New Generation of Threats
Dave Adamy | 4/13/2020 - /29/2020 | Web Course
This is a practical, hands-on course which covers Spectrum Warfare and current EW approaches, and moves on to discuss the new equipment capabilities and Tactics that are required to meet the new threat challenges.

Intermediate Electronic Warfare
Dr. Clayton Stewart | 6/19/2020 – 6/20/2020 | Web Course
This course is intended for an audience that has some familiarity with electronic warfare (EW) but wants to gain additional depth and breadth in the subject.

Missile Design, Development, and System Engineering
Eugene Fleeman | 7/13/2020 – 7/31/2020 | Web Course
Technologies for missiles are rapidly emerging, resulting in the frequent introduction of new missile systems. The capability to meet the requirements for performance, cost, risk, and launch platform integration of missile systems is driven by missile design, development, and system engineering.

Electronic Warfare Signal Processing
Kyle Davidson | 9/14/2020 – 9/30/2020 | Web Course
This course introduces students to Electronic Warfare (EW) signal processing systems and their implementation, providing a foundation in learning to solve modern EW problems.

Learn more...

 

Electronic Warfare Modeling and Simulation 

January 16, 14:00-15:00 EST

REGISTER HERE!

Modeling and Simulation is extremely useful to the field of Electronic Warfare. It includes computer modeling for engagement analysis, simulation for training and simulation for test and evaluation of systems, and subsystems. This webinar introduces all of these applications. After covering basic definitions, the webinar focuses on some important modeling and simulation principles:  

- What level of fidelity is required in a model and in a simulator (for training and for test and evaluation)?
- How is simulation most effectively applied to the selection of approaches?
- How does simulation enhance the training of commanders, operators and maintainers?
- How is simulation most effectively applied to test and evaluation?
- How can signals be introduced into an EW system for the evaluation of systems and subsystems during the testing process?
- How are system components modeled?
- How are interactions between threats and EW systems represented mathematically?

 
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Access all of JED's coverage of the 56th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention here! See what you missed, and review the highlights from each Show Daily. 

Sunday, October 27 - Issue 1

Monday, October 28 - Issue 2

Tuesday, October 29 - Issue 3

Wednesday, October 30 - Issue 4

Monday, November 4 - Wrap-up Issue

Additional Media Coverage for the event can be found here!

View the Event Photos

 

Outlining Approval Paths and Best Practices to Export EW Technology.

This forum provides a venue for stakeholders, thought-leaders and experts in Releasability, Export Control and Electronic Warfare to come together to focus on the USG processes required to acquire export approval via direct commercial sales (DCS) and foreign military sales (FMS) of EW technology. The first day will be classified SECRET / US Only and outline the specific technology release processes and best practices to enable positive export decisions for industry and the USG. The second day will be focused on our foreign allies and outline best practices and ways to leverage USG DCS and FMS modalities of sale to procure capabilities that fulfill EW operational requirements.

US Secret Only (Day 1) and Unclassified (Day 2)

Registration for this event opens mid-December!

 

Complex Electromagnetic Warfare and the Multi Domain Battle

The 25th AOC EW Europe event in Liverpool will bring together world-leading experts from the military, government, academia and industry. Delegates will progress their understanding of the issues, technology and capabilities that underpin their national Electronic Warfare abilities and allow them to enhance their capabilities both nationally and in international collaborative defence. 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Are you interested in participating as a conference speaker at AOC EW Europe 2020? The AOC is soliciting original unclassified, English language papers from subject-matter experts and international thought-leaders from the government, military, academia and industry.

Session topics in support of the conference theme include:

- Operational updates and activities
- Global EW Threat Developments
- National perspectives on EW
- Cyber and Information Security
- Advances in Platform Protection
- Technological innovations and developments

Authors should submit high-quality abstracts of 200-400 words. Each abstract should include a proposed title, topic overview, and key lessons for the audience. Details of the nominated speaker will also be required. Product pitches will not be accepted. Subissions are due January 8, 2020. Presentations can be submitted here.

If you have any queries regarding conference paper submission, please contact Sue Robertson at events@crows.org.

 
Chapter News
  

EW: Collaborate for Success

February 17-20

National Science Seminar Complex (NSSC)
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Bangalore, India

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.

  

Maintaining Dominance in the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) by Rapidly Fielding and Modifying Systems Using Open Standards and Innovation

March 22-25
Century of Flight Hangar Museum of Aviation
Robins AFB, Georgia

CALL FOR PAPERS:

We are soliciting topics in support of this year’s theme, “Maintaining Dominance in the
Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) by Rapidly Fielding and Modifying Systems Using Open
Standards and Innovation.” Papers to support this theme should relate to Electronic Warfare
(EW), Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR), or Avionics. Proposed topic abstracts
may be submitted for technical solutions (both software and hardware), acquisition strategies,
initiatives, new technologies, novel methods of integration for existing technologies,
techniques, simulation, methods, policy/doctrine, interoperability, open systems, modeling,
architectures, and best practices.

Submit unclassified abstracts to AFLCMC.WNY.AFTechProg@us.af.mil by 16 January 2020.
Abstract formatting guidelines available here.

Click here for more information on the EWA call for papers.

Registration coming soon! Click here for conference information.

  

The Metropolitan Club Chapter of the AOC hosted our 54th annual STEM Scholarship Awards dinner on 14 November 2019. Scholarships were awarded to two worthy individuals from local colleges that excel in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. The 2019 Scholarship award winner were: Mayank Vanjani, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (GPA 3.95), and Michael Gregory Campiglia, Manhattan College (GPA 3.91).

The guest speaker of the night was CDR Brian “CHACHI” Arena, VAQ-209 commanding officer.

Industry Sponsors included BAE Systems, COMTECH PST, L3 Harris Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Telephonics.

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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:

- Northrop Grumman is Hiring for Multiple Engineering Positions – Northrop Grumman – Linthicum, MD; Cincinnati, Beavercreek, OH; Rolling Meadows, IL; Camarillo, Pt Mugu, China Lake, CA; Buffalo,  Bethpage, NY, United States
- Principal Software Engineer (Sigint) – Sierra Nevada Corporation –  Plano, TX; Folsom, CA; Beavercreek, OH; Centennial, CO, United States
- RF Engineer – DeDrone – Columbus, OH, United States

 
Industry News
  

The U.S. Navy and Air Force are teaming up to rapidly develop a network that can link together Air Force and Navy assets during battle, an effort the Navy’s top officer compared to the 1940s program to develop an atomic bomb. (Defense News)

Against the ever-evolving backdrop of conflict in the digital era, the Air Force is stepping up efforts to explore and exploit cyberspace, the electromagnetic spectrum, and even the weather—further blurring the line between peacetime and wartime operations. (Air Force Magazine)

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The Air Force is asking for industry’s help developing advanced cyber and signals intelligence technologies. Specifically, the Air Force Research Lab wants technologies that can improve extraction, identification, analysis and reporting of tactical information to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; protect forces with digital systems; and support battlespace awareness. (C4ISRNET)

  

The Army plans to install anti-electronic warfare systems in more than 300 of its Stryker armored vehicles in Europe, a decision made amid concerns that Russia and other adversaries would attempt to disable GPS-based systems in the event of a conflict. (Stars and Stripes)

Calendar
16
Jan 2020
 
January 16, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
30
Jan 2020
 
January 30, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
3
Feb 2020
 
February 3-21 (8 sessions), 13:00 - 17:00 EST (18:00 - 22:00 UTC)
4
Feb 2020
 
February 4-5, Singapore
13
Feb 2020
 
February 13, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (17:00 - 18:00 UTC)
17
Feb 2020
 
February 17-20, Bangalore, India
25
Feb 2020
 
February 25-26, Washington, DC
2
Mar 2020
 
March 2-25 (8 sessions), 13:00 - 16:00 EDT (17:00 - 20:00 UTC)
12
Mar 2020
 
March 12, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
26
Mar 2020
 
March 26, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
31
Mar 2020
 
March 31 - April 2, Pt. Mugu, California