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The Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention is the leading event for electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum operations, cyber-electromagnetic activities, and information operations experts from around the world. This event brings together nearly 2,000 professionals from 25 countries spanning industry, military, and government sectors to gather for educational sessions, networking, and of course, exposure to a show floor brimming with cutting edge technologies and services.
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Space EW with Dave Adamy: We will cover spherical trigonometry, orbit mechanics and radio propagation (on the Earth and in space). These subjects will be handled gently, without any mind numbing math – just enough to support the second day’s material. We will then apply these disciplines to practical space EW problems dealing with intercept and jamming of hostile radar and communication systems.
Electronic Countermeasures - Theory and Design: The goal of this course is to educate 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. EA in communications, radar, and infrared systems will be explored in detail.
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PAPERS DUE NOVEMBER 9: Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference, February 5-7, Huntsville, AL
The goal of this conference is to provide an overview on the latest trends regarding adversary threat system electronic protection features as well as a forum for discussing electronic attack test, evaluation, and analysis activities. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.
Keynote and High Ranking Speakers:
Dr. William Conley, Deputy Director, OUSD for A,T&L
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CALL FOR PAPERS
The AOC Modern SAM 2019 conference committee is soliciting original papers from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operators, and Subject Matter Experts to discuss current and emerging trends in electro-optical (EO), infrared (IR), and radio-frequency (RF) surface-to-air missile system electronic warfare. While Secret US Only presentations are required, the committee will accept presentations that are FVEY topic related, NO/FORN and classified up to TS/SCI US Only. Note however, no foreign nationals may participate in the conference.
The theme for this year’s conference is “Modern SAMs: Electronic Warfare Analysis, Test, and Evaluation."
Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to Ms. Christine Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit is November 9, 2018.
Save the Date for Our Live Webinar: Spoofing GPS – Now You See It, Now You Don’t, November 8, 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Russian EW ops have “relocated” over 600 vessels from their coastal waters to airports. Gamers have convinced Pokémon Go that they are thousands of miles away in remote locations to collect virtual prizes. - Once the province of highly skilled technologists, GPS signal spoofing is now available to every nation and every consumer. Recent work has shown that it is even relatively simple to spoof multiple GNSS constellations at the same time. This Webinar will explore the development of spoofing technology, provide examples of documented spoofing incidents, and discuss countermeasures that can be taken to help avoid being spoofed.
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DON'T MISS PART 2 OF THIS WEBINAR: Demystifying Radar and Jammer Range Equations - Part 2, December 13, 14:00 - 15:00 EST
In a break with tradition, the previous webinar on this topic dealt with the mathematical origins of the range equations. But rest assured, normal service will now be resumed with this webinar focusing on the real-world implications of these results.
The range equations are at the heart of a wide range of important EW topics such as the need for coherent jammers (e.g. DRFMs), why RWRs can be effective with surprisingly poor sensitivity, the meaning of burn-through range, some of the reasons stealth is so expensive, how LPI/LPD operation is achieved, and why radars tend to have more powerful transmitters than jammers. Each of these topics will be explored to demonstrate the significance and practical value of the range equations.
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.
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The 3rd edition of AOC EW Asia will examine technological and conceptual means of ensuring success for regional nations and allies across the spectrum of operational activity. The future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats will be explored, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations, Cyber and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD), where some potential opponents are excelling. The conference will bring together the EW, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA), SIGINT, C4ISR communities and more to consider the possible responses, how thinking and attitudes must change, and examine the new capabilities that will be required across all lines of development, by all services, across the Asia-Pacific region.
On 4 October 2018, the Granite State Roost held a technical discussion and tour of the EW components manufacturing facilities at Mercury Systems in Hudson, NH. The event was co-hosted with the local IEEE-Microwave Theory and Techniques Society / Antennas and Propagation Society (MTT-S /AP-S). Col (ret) Earl “Skip” Stolz, VP of the Granite State Roost, presented an overview of the South China Sea and Mario LaMarche, Product Marketing Manager at Mercury Systems, presented application of GaN technology in active microwave components.
The Dallas Chapter hosted its quarterly meeting aboard the Harbor Lights vessel at Rockwall, Texas. Rockwall is a suburb of Dallas and home to multiple aerospace and defense firms. Dallas Crows enjoyed a two-hour twilight cruise on scenic Lake Ray Hubbard. The guest speaker was USAF Colonel Holland, Commander of the Standoff Munitions Application Center headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base. Colonel Holland discussed the unit's mission and recent activities in Syria to include the first successful combat employment of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) in history.
The F-35 is set to move into operational testing next month — a major milestone that precedes the Pentagon’s decision on whether to begin full-rate production of the jet — but there are already signs that it may not be able to complete testing on time. (Defense News)
To make modernizing its equipment affordable, the Marine Corps is weeding out old technology that’s either too expensive to run or hasn’t kept pace with advances made by near-peer adversaries, service officials said on Wednesday. (USNI News)
The Army used a September experiment to look at news ways of bringing tactical cyber, electronic warfare, information and space effects to the battlefield. The Army’s third annual Cyber Blitz experiment, hosted at New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakhurst, helped service leaders learn more about the process for new units while testing command-and-control relationship with maneuver units and higher headquarters. (C4ISR Net)
Through its recent Cyber Blitz exercise, the Army learned lessons regarding how well electronic warfare personnel can conduct cyber planning and how integrating electronic warfare and signal intelligence would work on the battlefield. (C4ISR Net)
The Army is experimenting with new concepts, capabilities and forces that will be needed within traditional formations as cyber, electronic warfare and information operations become the new normal. The service’s Cyber Blitz exercise wrapped up its third iteration at the end of September. (C4ISR Net)
In a surprise announcement, U.S. President Donald Trump has called for government spending to be cut 5 percent across every federal department, leaving next year’s military budget in confusion. “I would like you to come back with a 5 percent cut,” Trump told members of his Cabinet during a Tuesday meeting. (Military Times)