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DON'T MISS ESSENTIALS OF 21ST CENTURY EW: December 3-6 in Alexandria

December 3-6
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare
Instructor: Lynn Berg
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

This course will provide an overview of Electronic Warfare from its roots in Electronic Combat to its contemporary EM Spectrum Warfare applications. Although this is not a technical course aimed at engineers, certain technological principles will be presented in order to baseline attendees and help demonstrate the unique knowledge, skills, and abilities that warfare across the EM spectrum requires. Lessons will include current information from DoD issuances, Joint doctrine, service program plans and roadmaps, analysis projects, and lessons learned from operations.

This broad-based review of the essentials of Electronic Warfare can help to inform anyone in the military, government or industry who may be involved in strategies for capabilities development, test and evaluation, training or operational support.

Course materials provided: Attendees receive a course notebook with hard copies of all slides and visual aids.

Topics Covered:

Brief History of U.S. EW
Current Doctrine, Policy & Lexicon
EMS Principles and Propagation
Radar Technology and Applications, Antennas, EO/IR Fundamentals, and EA Techniques Emitter Location Techniques
EW Reprogramming and Challenges
Spectrum Management and Relation to EW
EW Battle Management Concept
EW Organization in Joint and Coalition Operation
Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS)
Introduction to EW Applications in Cyber, UAS, PNT Warfare and Counter-IED
Directed Energy Weapons
EW Test and Evaluation, with Overview of Modeling and Simulation

This is what prior attendees had to say about the course:
  • "An impressive array of topics. We tend to forget the span of EW and its impacts on others domains. Lynn did a fantastic job at conceptualizing all topics and providing meaningful examples."
  • "Fascinating, very informative ... this presentation and the insight gained supported my company’s investment in sending me to this course."
  • "The course provided a great overview of electronic warfare, gave a foundation for further development. I would recommend for anyone working in industry supporting DoD."
  • "This is the first course I've attended at AOC and specifically on EW. Lynn has a great breath of information with good depth. Very informative! I've been in this industry as a subcontractor for a lot of years and learned a great deal."
  • "Great course! Fast paced, but it helps me considerably in filling in the gaps in my knowledge."

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: AOC 2014 Annual Election

Nominations for the 2014 AOC Annual Election are currently being accepted. Help determine the future of the AOC by nominating yourself or your colleagues to serve on the board.

The 2014 election slate will include the position of President-Elect, who will serve as Vice President in 2015 and as President in 2016. The AOC President appoints the Association’s Secretary and Treasurer, presides over the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and appoints committee chairs. The President is also the AOC’s primary spokesperson, visiting AOC chapters across the world and meeting with leaders in the Electronic Warfare community.

The 2014 election slate will also include three At Large Director positions. At Large directors serve a three-year term. In addition, three Regional Directors will be elected for three-year terms from the Southern, Mountain-West, and North-Eastern Regions.

Nomination packets must be received at AOC headquarters by close-of-business on March 1, 2014. If you wish to nominate more than one person, please duplicate the form. Nomination Forms are available on the AOC website at www.crows.org or by contacting Glorianne O’Neilin at oneilin@crows.org.

For any questions or assistance, please contact:

Glorianne O’Neilin, AOC Election Coordinator
Office: (703) 549-1600
Fax: (703) 549-2589
Email: oneilin@crows.org

UK Electronic Warfare Symposium 2013: The Electromagnetic Environment – An Operational Manoeuvre Space, December 4-5
This year’s SECRET 5-Eyes EW Symposium is jointly sponsored by the Association of Old Crows, the AOC UK Chapter, Cranfield Defence and Security and the Defence Academy College of Management and Technology at Shrivenham.

This event, which is in its ninth year, is organized and run by Symposia at Shrivenham and will follow a well-proven format of presentations and discussions in a relaxed atmosphere within secure surroundings with lunches and refreshments included. An inclusive formal Symposium Dinner will be held in the award-winning STEAM museum in Swindon.

There is still time to reserve your place at this 5 Eyes event at the Defence Academy, as a delegate, exhibitor or sponsor.
Please click here for details.


AOC 50th Annual International Symposium
The content from the 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention is now available. Catch up on sessions you missed and review captivating presentations from leading industry experts. Enrich your professional development from the comfort of your own home and share important information with colleagues who couldn't attend. Only $99 for non-symposium attendees – http://aoc.sclivelearningcenter.com. Full symposium attendees, please email frost@crows.org for your complimentary access.


PRESENTATIONS DUE DECEMBER 4: Submit Your Papers for the 43rd Collaborative EW Conference, January 2014 at Pt. Mugu

The 43rd Annual Pt. Mugu Electronic Warfare Symposium will facilitate the exchange of enabling concepts and provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of collaborative electronic warfare (EW). Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the military, government, academia and industry will come together to address current electronic warfare gaps and emerging technologies in collaborative electronic warfare required to address these gaps. The symposium will be a three-day Classified SECRET event held at Naval Base Ventura County Pt. Mugu Station Theater, January 38-30, 2014.

Call for Presentations

As EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and interdependency, it is clear that future EW systems must work collaboratively with other air, ground, surface and space systems, such as cyber, intel, kinetic and spectrum management. The 43rd Annual Pt. Mugu Electronic Warfare Symposium will facilitate the exchange of enabling concepts and provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of collaborative electronic warfare. Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the military, government, academia and industry will come together to address current electronic warfare gaps and emerging technologies in collaborative electronic warfare required to address these gaps.
Papers are due December 4.
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PLEASE NOTE: This conference is tentatively planned and subject to approval. Confirmation will be announced by the AOC sometime in the future.

DECORATED EWO PASSES: Col. Kevin A. "Mike" Gilroy
Col. Mike Gilroy’s First Person Singular was featured in the 50th Anniversary book. He was one of the most highly decorated EWO’s in the USAF. He served as an EWO on aircraft including the B-52 Stratofortress, F-105 Thunderchief, F-4 Phantom II and F-111 Aardvark. He flew two combat tours during the Vietnam War, one in B-52s and one in F-105F Wild Weasels. Col Gilroy deployed to Takhli Royal Thai AFB on 4 July 1966 as an EWO on the F-105F Wild Weasel and flew 100 missions in 7 months.

During Vietnam, while flying in the back seat of a F105 Thunderbolt over Hanoi, his plane got hit with a surface-to-air missile. He and the pilot ejected, landed in the water, and were rescued two hours later. He won the Air Force Cross, the Silver Star and more than a dozen other medals.

Col. Mike Gilroy was a former Chapter President of the Billy Mitchell Chapter and was a speaker at many of their luncheons.
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CALL FOR PAPERS: DIXIE CROW SYMOSIUM 39 – "21st Century Mission Success Through ISR & Legacy EW Integration"
The Dixie Crow Chapter of the AOC will host its 39th annual Regional Technical Symposium March 23-27, 2014. This year’s theme, shown above, illustrates collaboration within the Information Operations (IO) environment and integration within the operations environment for both new and legacy systems. Papers to support this theme should include issues relating to Electronic Warfare (EW), Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) and collaboration within the existing and future IO environment.
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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) last week handed BAE Systems , Inc. a partial victory in its protest of a Navy contract award to Raytheon for development of the Next Generation Jammer. GAO found that the Navy "failed to reasonably evaluate technical risk in accordance with the terms of the solicitation," meaning the source selection authority did not follow its own guidelines for assessing a critical measure of merit. (Forbes)
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The U.S. Army’s top general on Thursday defended the military against critics who contend the Defense Department can make deep cuts to planned spending without becoming less lethal. "Sequestration has had a profound effect on our efforts to prepare units for future contingency operations," Gen. Raymond Odierno told the Senate Armed Services Committee in his written testimony. (Defense News)
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A small unmanned aerial vehicle has proved it could have a big impact on future strike operations. During tests at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif., a 12-foot-wingspan aircraft called the Bat, succeeded in jamming radar. The Bat has been around for a while, used overseas to conduct surveillance and serve as a communications link in remote places, but Northrop Grumman installed electronic warfare equipment on one for this test. (Popular Mechanics)
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The sunset could be farther off than thought for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, the mainstay of the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based fighter fleet. With initial operational capability of the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter that will eventually replace the F/A-18 now planned in early 2019, Boeing and partner Northrop Grumman are proposing an "Advanced Super Hornet" upgrade designed to operate until 2030 and beyond. (AIN Online)
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With around 1,000 employees, the electronic warfare arm of Selex ES is a major player in the EW marketplace, as a lead integrator on programs, such as the Praetorian defensive system of the Eurofighter Typhoon; a provider of equipment; and as a developer of new technology. It is also increasingly involved in supporting EW operations of air arms as nations move toward greater control over their own electronic warfare resources. (AIN Online)
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The path to a fully multi-role Eurofighter Typhoon is finally becoming clear. At a media briefing here Wednesday, the company hopes to announce the first test flight in Italy of an aircraft carrying the MBDA Storm Shadow cruise missile. The jet’s full operational clearance to drop smart bombs came recently. Meanwhile, one of the prototypes will fly next spring with the Selex AESA radar. (AIN Online)
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The reading of beeps and wavy lines brought soldiers from 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, and the Air Force Advanced Space Operations School together on Peterson Air Force Base, Oct. 31. "Iron Eagle" electronic warfare soldiers conducted the first joint electronic warfare training with members of the Advanced Space Operations School at the Moorman Space Education and Training enter to get additional training on equipment and learn each other’s procedures. (Dvids)
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Four decades ago, Fellwock became the NSA's first whistleblower, going to the press to explain the spy agency's immense scope and mission to a public that had barely been allowed to know such an organization existed. His revelations in the radical magazine Ramparts were picked up by the front page of the New York Times. He went on to be a key player in the turbulent anti-surveillance movement of the 1970s, partnering with Norman Mailer and becoming the target of CIA propaganda. (Gawker)
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Boeing will fly a demonstrator of its P-8 Poseidon-based Maritime Surveillance capability in a Bombardier Challenger next year. Partner Field Aviation has begun modifying the business jet to carry a Selex 7000-series radar, mission system, electronic support measures (ESM) system as well as an electro-optical camera, which will turn the aircraft into Boeing’s Maritime Surveillance Aircraft offering. (Aviation Week)
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