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NEXT WEEK: Register Now for the the AOC's Next Free Virtual Series Webinar on Cross-Eye Jamming, Thursday, October 30

October 30, 2014 | 1400-1500 EDT (1800-1900 GMT)
Cross-eye jamming is an old idea with two U.S. patents being submitted in 1958, and the underlying concepts being described in essentially all introductory EW textbooks. However, it was not until 2000 that the existence of cross-eye jammers suitable for operational use was publicly announced. Perhaps more surprisingly, a number of academic papers by authors from around the world have recently been published on the topic of cross-eye jamming – a highly unusual situation for any EW technique, let alone one as old as cross-eye jamming.

But what is cross-eye jamming, and how does it work? More importantly, what is so special about cross-eye jamming that it still attracts significant interest almost 60 years after it was initially proposed? And why was there such a long delay between the formulation of the underlying concepts and their practical implementation? This webinar will seek to answer these and other questions about cross-eye jamming.

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REGISTER NOW: 6th Annual EW Capability Gaps & Enabling Technologies Operational & Technical Information Exchange
November 18-21, 2014 | Crane, IN

The overall goal of the event is to provide a forum for EW professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields to discuss issues related to the requirements of EW programs, platforms and operations. This capstone event will focus on the identified gaps and technologies the services require to ensure EW maintains freedom of maneuver through the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) in support of achieving commanders' objectives. Speakers and presenters will look back at the previous few years and identify progress made to ensure the success of the warfighter in tomorrow's battlespace.

All sessions will be held at the Crane Lakeview Event Center at the U.S. SECRET and U.S. TS/SCI levels.

Agenda Now Available:View the Agenda

Keynote Speakers

RADM Mike Shoemaker

Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic

Mr. Alan Shaffer
Principal Deputy, ASD R&E

Ms. Margie Palmieri
Director, Integrated Fires OPNAV

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November 18-21 – Confirmed!
ELINT and Modern Signals Course
Instructor: Dr. Richard Wiley
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

December 2-5
Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course
Instructor: Mr. Robert Samuel
AOC Headquarters, Alexandria, VA


THANK YOU for Making the AOC 51st Annual International Symposium and Convention a Great Success!

More than 1,300 people attended the AOC Convention at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. Miss a session? Click the links below for access to the Show Daily.
Show Daily: Day 1
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Show Daily: Day 3
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Show Daily: Day 5

Mark your calendars now to join us next year, December 1-3, 2015, at the new Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.


LISTEN NOW: AOC President, Ken Israel, interviewed on "Secure Freedom Radio": Fixing U.S. Shortcomings in Chemical, Ideological and Electronic Warfare
, USAF Ret., President of the Association of Old Crows:
  • Defining electronic warfare, what it entails, and what the U.S. needs to do to win
  • Steps needed to improve the functionality and efficiency of U.S. electronic warfare
  • The new battle ground of cyberspace
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November 13-14, 2014
MITRE Corporation and Hilton Doubletree Hotel
Bedford, MA

Cyber Challenges and Solutions: Today and Tomorrow
This summit focuses on cyber challenges facing the U.S. and its Allies by increasing the synergy across local, state and federal government agencies, industry and academia. Technology applications, system options and best practices from various organizations will be examined. Exploring techniques for "whole of government" and complementary relationships that optimize a cross-flow of technologies and systems to enhance operational capabilities. Learn more at www.patriotsroostaoc.org.
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"Electronic warfare is a weapon," fumed Col. Joe Dupont. But as the Army’s project manager for EW programs – and its recently declassified offensive cyber division – Dupont faces an uphill battle against tight budgets and Army culture to make that case. (Breaking Defense)
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On Oct. 7, 2014, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in the District of Columbia, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division’s Electronic Warfare Cell was awarded the Association of Old Crows Army Outstanding Unit Award. (DVIDs)
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This year the AOC decided to reward the 54th Signal Regiment for its operational involvement in Afghanistan. The regiment was deployed to Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014 During all these years the regiment has supported premier special forces and the battle groups engaged in Kapisa and Surobi. Acting force protection in the field, the regiment was responsible for detecting Taliban threats and jam enemy networks during operations. It is in this capacity and on behalf of the regiment that the commanding officer of the 54th, Col. St. Hippolyte, came to Washington to receive the award of Old Crows that values the commitment of French forces alongside their allies NATO. (Original story in French) (Haguenau)
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The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has bagged two awards from the Washington-based Association of Old Crows (AOC) for its outstanding achievements in the practice of Electronic Warfare (EW). (Arab News)
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Two Northrop Grumman Corporation employees recently accepted awards from the Association of Old Crows (AOC) for outstanding contributions to the field of electronic warfare (EW). (MarketWatch)
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To protect themselves against IR-seeking weapons (seekers), aircraft can use laser jamming to confuse a missile's guidance system. Older generations of seekers encode an aircraft's position using a single detector channel comprising a spinning mask called a reticle within the field of view (FOV). Modulation of this single channel enables the missile's guidance signal, but also makes the seeker vulnerable to laser jamming as part of a system of directional IR counter measures (DIRCM) by the aircraft. (SPIE)
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The famed "eyes of the fleet" are getting sharper. The Navy has declared the latest variant, the E-2D radar plane, ready for real-world operations just in time for the 50th anniversary of the original E-2 Hawkeye. The first five-plane squadron will deploy on the USS Theodore Roosevelt next year. Meanwhile, the current E-2C models are playing an essential role in the Middle East, launching from the USS George Bush to serve as flying command posts and air traffic control for the ongoing strikes against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. (Breaking Defense)
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While October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a period for everyone to focus even more than usual on cybersecurity, it is also time to provide an update on the Navy’s contribution to the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) Cyber Mission Force (CMF). (DVIDs)
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Strategic Defence Intelligence expects the growing demand for ISR systems and military technology advancements to fuel growth of the electronic warfare technology market over the next 10 years. The global EW systems market is forecast to achieve a 2.68 percent compound annual growth rate to be $13.2 billion in value by 2024, Strategic Defense Intelligence said Friday. (Executive Biz)
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Networks are said to be one of the U.S. military’s Achilles’ heels. Cutting off communications through jamming or the destruction of infrastructure could be devastating to battlefield commanders. Peer and near-peer competitors such as China, Russia and Iran are reportedly boosting their electronic warfare capabilities. (National Defense Magazine)
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The U.S. Army is rethinking how it's formed and how it operates, placing more focus on unconventional threats like Ebola and non-state actors like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) versus conventional large-scale armies. Army generals have rolled out the 2014 Army Operating Concept this week at the Army's largest annual convention hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army at Washington, D.C. (Military.com)
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The Navy didn’t see what the big deal was – training Growler jet crews in electronic warfare over the Olympic National Forest. No thanks, say Forks townspeople. (The Seattle Times)
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Raytheon has received the go-ahead from the U.S. Army to resume development work on a technology intended to help the branch plan and execute missions in an electromagnetic operational environment. (GovConWire)
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Seven years ago, the Israeli military’s Operation Orchard is believed to have employed an electronic warfare-delivered cyber attack to shut down Syrian anti-air defenses before its jets bombed Syria’s Al Kibar nuclear reactor. (Army Times)
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The Radio Electronic Technologies concern provided the Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAC FA) T-50 with the first batch of Himalayas electronic warfare systems. "We are currently testing it," General Director Nikolay Kolesov told TASS. "T-50 prototypes are already equipped with the Himalayas onboard defense system. The system is used in plane tests," Kolesov said. (Russia & India Report)
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Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems - Amherst Systems
Keysight Technologies
Exelis Electronic Systems
Keysight Technologies
X-Com Systems
IMT - Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
Wide Band Systems, Inc.

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