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Workshop Topic: Outlining Approval Paths and Best Practices to Export EW Technology

This forum provides brings together stakeholders, thought leaders and experts in Releasability, Export Control and EW to focus on the USG processes required to acquire export approval via direct commercial sales (DCS) and foreign military sales (FMS) of EW technology.

Join us to engage with experts and decision-makers from agencies including:

- Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs (SAF/IA)
- Navy International Programs Office (NIPO)
- DoD Anti-Tamper Executive Agent (DoD ATEA)
- Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
- Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA)

Day 1 (SECRET/NOFORN) will outline the specific technology release processes and best practices to enable positive export decisions for industry and the USG, including implementing agency export policies and functional release export policies on EW technology.

Day 2 (UNCLASSIFIED) will focus on our foreign allies and ways to leverage USG DCS and FMS modalities of sale to procure capabilities that fulfill EW operational requirements.

View the Event Agenda Here! Look forward to informative sessions on the topics below:

- Electronic Warfare Exportability (SECRET//NOFORN)
- Foreign Partnerships and the Export Process (UNCLASSIFIED)

REGISTER NOW!

Online registration will close February 18. Any registration after that time will need to register onsite. Note: If attending Day 1, February 25 only individuals pre-cleared by February 18th will be able to register onsite.

 

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.

Base Access Forms due February 14 - no exceptions
Security Clearances due February 28

Keynote Speaker:

- Rear Admiral William S. Dillon, Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division/Assistant Commander for Test and Evaluation, Naval Air Systems Command (AIR-5.0)
- Major General Lance Landrum, USAF
, Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), Joint Staff (invited)

 

February 13, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)

Our adversaries have developed an impressive array of upgrades to the threats we face; they are designed specifically to overcome the ways our Electronic Warfare systems have been so successful for so many years. This webinar covers the nature of those upgrades and generally what we are required to do to overcome them. The new threat generation(s) have longer range – making stand-off jamming more difficult. They also have significant electronic protection features – to counter some of our best techniques in legacy systems. Most have “home on jam” capability making self-protection jamming dangerous.

In this webinar, we will talk about the upgrade genealogy of missiles, tracking radars, acquisition radars, anti-aircraft guns and infrared guided weapons. We will also overview the new techniques for facing these new threats.

 

Integrating Force Level EW Capabilities with Kinetic Fires to Achieve Distributed Lethality

The National Defense Strategy and the update to the Chief of Naval Operations Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority identify the need to deliver warfighting solutions to achieve distributed operations and enable an integrated Naval Force structure as an urgent priority. This year’s conference will focus on the Electronic Warfare gaps and enabling technologies required to develop distributed Force Level Electronic Warfare capabilities, integrated with kinetic fires, in order to provide enhanced platform survivability and lethality. EW and military leaders from across the Department of Defense will present EW warfighting gaps and requirements for integrated, multi-domain system of systems EW solutions and motivate the EW community to explore innovative concepts and agile solutions to address their needs. The forum will provide a Joint Services venue for EW professionals across DoD, Industry and Academia to gain insight on emerging technologies, digital engineering methodologies and capabilities that will enable distributed lethality.

Keynote Speakers

- Maj Gen Lance Landrum, USAF Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), Joint Staff
- Dr. Paul G. Zablocky, Ph.D., Program Manager, DARPA STO
- Mr. Bryan Clark
, Senior Fellow, CSBA

*NEW* Live Demo Opportunities!

Showcase your cutting-edge technologies and innovative efforts! Find out more here.

**This symposium has been approved by the Department of the Navy. Click here for approval memo.

 
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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.

EW Modeling and Simulation
Dave Adamy | 6/1/2020 – 6/17/2020 | 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.

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.

Machine Learning for EW
Kyle Davidson | 9/14/2020 – 9/28/2020 | Web Course
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of machine learning and its application to modern Electronic Warfare (EW) and cyber solutions. 

Learn more...

 

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. 

The Multi Domain Battlefield (MDB) includes the Electro-magnetic and Information Domains (including cyber operations), as well as the Land, Maritime, Air and Space Domains. The MDB underpins and enables every decision, communication and navigation system as well as defensive and offensive actions. Spectrum management capabilities are vital to all of warfare and especially manoeuvre warfare – we all know that without spectrum dominance the war is lost before it is begun.  New and current threat systems and strategies for defeating them will be considered alongside the technological developments most likely to influence the complex electromagnetic warfare of the future.

Alongside two technical conference streams, the event features an exhibition area for specialist suppliers to showcase their technologies, products and services.

 

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.

 

  

A fundamental part of the AOC's mission is investing in the next generation of Crows. One of the most significant ways we do this is by providing the AOC/Raytheon Scholarship to sophomore and junior year college students. We provide two scholarships annually, each in the amount of $12,500, to students studying in the fields of engineering or engineering technology. These scholarships are funded by a generous donation from Raytheon.

Do you have a child, sibling, cousin, neighbor or friend studying in these fields? Encourage them to apply! Applicants must be Sophomores or Juniors in the 2020-2021 school year. Tell them not to wait, submissions are due by March 31, 2020. Click here for a list of submission requirements and to apply!

Chapter News
  

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

View the updated conference agenda here!

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 February 27, 2020.
Abstract formatting guidelines available here.

Click here for more information on the EWA call for papers.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Click here 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.

  

The Granite State Roost Educational Foundation awarded three scholarships to three University of New Hampshire (UNH) engineering students at the Awards Ceremony held at UNH on 27 September 2019. 

The scholarship is named after the Pentagon’s former Deputy Director for Electronic Warfare, Tony Grieco. BAE Systems underwrites the scholarship in honor of Grieco, who was well known in defense and Congressional circles for his strong support of electronic warfare issues. The scholarship is given to candidates who show promise in science and engineering and who are enrolled in a college-level science or engineering program. 

Pictured from the left are Mr. Tom Perkins, BAE Systems, Mr. Davis Cole, Mr. Noah Payeur, Mr. Francesco Mikulis-Borsoi, and Mr. Stephen Yushak, Scholarship Chairman. 

  

The AOC Granite State Roost NH chapter held their Holiday party on 13 December at the Nashua Country Club. Attendees enjoyed dinner, hors d'oeuvres and dessert in the beautifully decorated venue before the “Yankee Swap gift exchange.  A few gifts were passed around several times, and there were a few unexpected gifts that appeared to make the night even more interesting!

Awards were given to the event sponsors, BAE Systems (Platinum), Mercury Systems (Silver) and Warrior Solutions (Gold).

For additional information about the Granite State Roost, contact the chapter president, Mr. Duane Beaulieu, at duane.a.beaulieu@baesystems.com.

  

The Dixie Crow Chapter held its annual holiday party on December 14, with 79 guests in attendance at the Southern Landings Club House. Matt Bryant, Dixie Crow Chapter president, welcomed all in attendance and introduced Col James Wilson, senior material leader AFLCMC/WNY, to provide an overview of 2019 prior to the festivities, including a catered meal, door prizes and music by the Chris Anderson Band. Thank you to Greg and Denise Carter for coordinating the event.

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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:

- Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineer - Senior Principal – SAIC –  Lackland AFB, TX, United States
- Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineer - Principal – SAIC –  Lackland AFB, TX, United States
- Spectrum Management Research Analyst - Principal – SAIC –  Lackland AFB, TX, United States

 
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Industry News
  

For the United States to meet the goals laid out in the National Defense Strategy, especially in Asia, and to realize President Donald Trump’s vision of an open Indo-Pacific, the Department of Defense’s battlefield technology must undergo significant changes, according to a Center for a New American Security report released Jan. 28. (C4ISRNET)

  

Three combat systems on the $13 billion USS Gerald R. Ford have been found deficient in recent tests, raising questions about whether the aircraft carrier will be able to defend itself, according to the Pentagon’s testing office. (Bloomberg)

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After years of investment and testing and planning for the procurement of unmanned aerial surveillance platforms for use in the signals intelligence (SIGINT) mission, and unending controversy, Germany is scrapping legacy plans and moving forward with a manned solution instead. (Defense & Security Monitor)

Wolfspeed
  

Ukraine is preparing for the second generation of small drone warfare. The nation, which remains locked into a stalemate with Russian-backed separatists in its eastern provinces, was one of the first proving grounds of hobbyist drones pressed into military use. With a new quadcopter, designed specifically for military use, Ukraine may have a tool adapted to the lessons of its recent conflict. (C4ISRNET)

  

After nearly twenty years, the U.S. Air Force is buying brand new Eagles to fly alongside the F-22 and F-35 fighters stealth fighters. Despite a lack of stealth there’s one thing the F-15 can do that the new fighters can’t: carry lots and lots of missiles. The new F-15EX will likely serve as a flying magazine for stealthy fighters, teaming up against adversaries to shoot them down in large numbers. (Popular Mechanics)

  

In November 2019, an old C-130A transport plane took to the skies near Salt Lake City, Utah bearing what appeared to be a hi-tech cruise missile slung under a pylon on one wing. (The National Interest)

IMS 2020
Calendar
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, Arlington, VA
27
Feb 2020
 
February 27, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (18:00 - 20:00 UTC)
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
9
Apr 2020
 
April 9, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
13
Apr 2020
 
April 13 - 29 (8 sessions), 13:00-16:00 PM EDT (17:00 – 20:00 UTC)
23
Apr 2020
 
April 23, 14:00 -15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)