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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 20, 2020. Presentations can be submitted here.

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

 

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 Now Open! Click here to register.

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.

 

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.

Register here!

 

"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.

View the AOC EW Asia Agenda Here!

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. 

 

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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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...

 

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 soon!

 

Decide the future of the Association of Old Crows! Nominations for the AOC board of directors for the 2020 elections are now open. For regional directors, only members from that region are eligible to vote for their potential representative. Nominations are due NLT March 15, 2020.

Positions that are eligible for election this year are:

- At-Large Director (2 available)
- International Region II
- Northeast Region
- Southern Region

Go to https://www.crows.org/page/elections to download the nomination form or contact oneilin@crows.org for more information.

 
  

Nominate someone today for an AOC award in 2020. The deadline to submit nominations is March 15, 2020.

A central tenant of the AOC's mission is recognizing individuals, groups, and military units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the AOC and the Electromagnetic Warfare enterprise. The AOC has a number of awards that are available each year, with two categories - Competitive and Non-Competitive. Nominate someone today here: https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site//AOC_Awards.  Contact oneilin@crows.org for more information.

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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.

  

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.

  

The highly anticipated annual AOC Capital Club Holiday Party was hosted by outgoing President Troy “Bucket” Orwan USAF (Ret.) and incoming President Colonel Donald “Don” Revell Colonel U.S. Marine (Ret.) at the Army Navy Country Club Arlington Virginia on 13 December 2019. This event was hosted amidst the majestic golf club and historic grounds conveniently located just a few minutes south of our Nation’s Capital. 

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:

- Information Assurance Analyst (IAT) Professional III (Battlespace Awareness) – Cydecor – Arlington, VA, United States
- Signal Processing (Beavercreek, San Diego, Arlington) – Leidos –  Arlington, VA; Beavercreek, OH; San Diego, CA, United States
- Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineer - Senior Principal – SAIC –  San Antonio, TX, United States

 
Industry News
  

The head of the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Forces Command has ordered the service’s surface force to develop a concept of operations for both the large and medium unmanned surface vessels in development, according to a Dec. 19 message seen by Defense News. (Defense News)

The third GPS III satellite sporting the jam-proof, spoof-proof military signal called M-Code is due to be launched next month. Sadly, troops won’t be able to use that encrypted signal until at least 2021 (if then, given the program’s history of delays) because there aren’t any receivers for it yet fielded. (Breaking Defense)

Wolfspeed
  

The Air Force's move to assign some of its oldest F-35As to a new aggressor squadron appears to have support in Congress based on the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that was recently signed into law, but it also has some caveats that could alter the initiative's current trajectory. (The Drive)

The US Department of Defense has created a new cadre of forward deployed, operational teams specifically tasked with aiding combat commanders in waging war across the electromagnetic spectrum, a top US general said. (Jane's)

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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