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3 Pillars of EW - Electronic Attack

(Part I of a three-part series)

Thursday, November 7, 2019 14:00-15:00 EDT (18:00-19:00 UTC)

This first session in the 3-part series covers the importance of Electronic Attack. EA is the discipline of attacking an adversary’s access to the electromagnetic spectrum. Individual EA topics include:

- RADAR Electronic Attack (EA) vs. Communications Electronic Attack (EA)
- The Jamming System 
- Polarization
- Jammer RF Spot Size 
- Noise vs. False Targets 
- Range 

Be sure to register for Parts 2 and 3 covering Electronic Support (ES) and Electronic Protection (EP), respectively.


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!


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.

RF Theory for ES Operations
Dr. Patrick Ford | 6/1/2020 – 6/17/2020 | Web Course
After a thorough overview of key electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) concepts, with an emphasis on the RF spectrum and commensurate propagation mechanisms and environmental impacts, this course will leverage several air, sea and land-based scenarios to address ES advantages and disadvantages associated with various RF wavelengths.

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.

Electro-Optical/Infrared Sensor Engineering
Dr. Phillip Pace | 10/5/2020 – 10/28/2020 | Web Course
This course presents the fundamentals of electro-optical (EO) & infrared (IR) sensor technology, its analysis and its application to military search, track and imaging systems. Electronic warfare (electronic attack and electronic protection) are emphasized.

Critical Thinking and EW System Development
Dr. Patrick Ford | 12/6/2020 – 12/7/2020 | Web Course
Through a series of discussions and notional exercises, this course will help systems analysts, engineers, software programmers and program managers to better understand how discarding even the most basic of engineering and physics constraints - or conversely, not leveraging same - can directly impact development risks, system capabilities and program costs.

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API Technologies
Active and passive RF components and modules supporting critical EW missions.
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Performance That Powers Every Mission

"Advancing Electromagnetic Operations in the Asia Pacific Region"
February 4-5, 2020, 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.


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 December 3!


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!


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. Please forward abstracts to speaker coordinators Mr. Brian Hill and Mr. Brian Ziegler at

Submittal deadline: Monday, January 20, 2020


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. 


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

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Mercury Systems
Pursuit of excellence that delivers results
With a multimillion dollar investment in support of electronic warfare and over 80,000 square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing space, BAE Systems is driving reliable, repeatable performance.
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Gowanda Components Group

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

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
- Signal Processing – Leidos – Beavercreek, OH; Arlington, VA; San Diego, CA, United States
- Senior Embedded/FPGA Engineer – General Technical Services – Adelphi, MD, United States

Chapter News

With a focus on “Electronic Warfare Battle Management and Manoeuvre in the Cyber and Electromagnetic Battlespace," the EW Australia 2019 Canberra Symposium is not to be missed!

November 6, 2019

QT Canberra
Canberra, ACT, Australia

View the symposium agenda here

Click here to see the 2019 symposium speakers and to register! 


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.


Thirteen NATO countries are taking part in simulated air and missile defence drills off the United Kingdom’s southern coast from Thursday (31 October 2019). The 6-day Naval Electro Magnetic Operations – or “NEMO” – trials will test how allied navies can defend themselves against anti-ship cruise and hypersonic missiles using state-of-the-art electronic defences. (NATO)


Funding won’t help the military achieve dominance in electronic warfare unless the Department of Defense has the right strategy, a leading congressman on the topic said Oct. 30. (C4ISRNET)


On the battlefield of the future, warfighters will need to be extraordinarily interconnected to weapon systems in the air, sea, space, land and digital realms. To support operations across these multiple domains, warfighters will have to rely on advanced command and control capabilities and vigorously employ cyber defenses to its weapons and systems. (Signal Magazine)

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Industry News

The Pentagon’s newly created cross functional team for electronic warfare is gearing up to submit its first report to Congress. Mandated by the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, the task force must deliver a report to Congress every 180 days. (C4ISRNET)


AOC: Pentagon policymakers — prodded by Congress — are taking electronic warfare seriously again. But reforms at the top will take years to trickle down to tangible improvements for the troops. (Breaking Defense)


The U.S. Army is in the final stages of developing a software tool, the Raytheon Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool (EWPMT), to give the operators of military hardware, including aircraft, situational awareness of the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS), according to a discussion of Electromagnetic Battle Management (EMBM) at the Association of Old Crows annual symposium in Washington, D.C. this week. (Avionics International)

Nov 2019
November 7, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
Nov 2019
November 14, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
Nov 2019
November 21, 14:00 -15:00 EST
Jan 2020
January 16, 14:00-15:00 EST
Jan 2020
January 30, 14:00-15:00 EST