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Nominate someone today for an AOC award in 2020. 

Submit nominations by Tuesday, March 31, 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.

 

March 26, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

When the US and Europe abandoned robust terrestrial systems for satellites, they became vulnerable to adversaries wise enough to use both.

Global Navigation Satellite Systems like America’s GPS are essential to virtually every networked technology and many others. Yet GNSS signals are very easy to jam and spoof.

Russia, China, Iran, along with several allies the United States have terrestrial systems to provide GPS-like services that can protect their populations and militaries from GNSS signal disruptions. The US and Europe don’t and their adversaries feel free to regularly disrupt GNSS signals for both tactical and geopolitical/strategic reasons.

The seminar will discuss how the US and Europe fell behind in this conflict, what is being done, and what should be done to protect the west’s critical infrastructure and very way of life.

 

At this time, the AOC has postponed some of our upcoming events due to the ongoing threat of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors and staff is of paramount importance. For more information on event updates and the AOC’s response, click here.

EW Against a New Generation of Threats
Dave Adamy | 4/13/2020 - 4/29/2020 | 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...

 

"Outpacing Adversaries in the Information Warfare Domain by Integrating Cyber, EW, & Special Operations from seabed to space"

This conference provides the EW and Cyberspace Operation communities an opportunity to collaborate and discuss capabilities, TTPs, and research in EW and Cyberspace Operations in a CLASSIFIED environment to enable rapid deployment of new and improved capabilities. The Cyber/EW Convergence Conference identifies ways to develop advanced technologies and systems to address the changing battlefield dynamics and bring EW and Cyberspace Operations together for the Warfighter!

Call for Papers

This call for presentations challenges presenters to explore enabling collaborative electronic warfare (EW) through innovation and invention. We will accept presentations and/or demonstrations from all United States services, Department of Defense, industry, and academia that identify technical paths, options, and potential opportunities for EW collaboration. Specifically, abstracts should address one or more of the symposium session topics:

- Cyber/Electronic Warfare Converged Operations
- Cyber/Electronic Warfare Advanced Technology
- Cyber/Electronic Warfare Threats
- Cyber/Electronic Warfare R & D

Abstracts for presentations must be unclassified and no more than one page of text or 400 words. Please forward unclassified abstracts to Christine Armstrong at armstrong@crows.org and Dave Walman at david.walman@navy.mil NLT March 30, 2020. If your abstract is selected, you will be required to send a classified abstract/briefing to Dave Walman at david.walman@spawar.nmic.ic.gov for final review before being accepted into the agenda.

Abstracts due by March 30, 2020
Notifications by April 10, 2020

*All sessions will be TS/TCI

 
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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!

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.

Don't miss this on-site Professional Development Course! 

Intermediate Electronic Warfare
June 19 - 20 | Friday & Saturday | 09:00-17:00 BST

The intended audience for this course includes Electronic Warfare (EW) professionals, including engineers, business development staff, and managers, looking to expand their general knowledge of the field. No prior experience in EW is required, but some background in EW will be helpful.

Register for the course here!

 

The 49th Annual EW Collaborative Symposium that was scheduled to take place at Point Mugu Naval Base in Ventura County, CA March 31 – April 2, 2020 has been postponed.

Registered attendees and sponsors will be contacted by AOC staff about cancellation and refund policies.

It is essential for the health and safety of all involved to postpone this annual event. We are working to establish future dates and will provide updates here as they develop.

Please direct any questions to events@crows.org.

 

AOC is opening a call for papers for a special session at the upcoming Military Sensing Symposia titled “EW Systems, Technologies, and Applications.” Papers should be focusing on how a layered and integrated EW Support architecture supports intelligence, spectrum management, and operational targeting objectives to include cyberspace operations. We are interested in papers that discuss innovative approaches to ES/EA, EO/IR systems, current and emerging service programs, spectrum management tools and applications, and links into the operational mission command systems. Papers discussing sensors that enable autonomous operation of platform ES or EA, conduct refined geo location, advancements that improve data quality or SWaP requirements, options for transporting data, and policy considerations for EW and CO are of particular interest.

For more information on submitting and presenting at this event please contact Shelley Frost – Frost@crows.org.

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Chapter News
  

Attention all Dixie Crow Supporters: Due to the concern of the COVID-19 virus, the vast cancelling of travel, and the health and well-being of our community, the 2020 Dixie Crow Symposium has been cancelled. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to our next Symposium -- Stay safe!

  

The sixth edition of the popular International Conference on EW in India, EWCI 2020, organized by the India Chapter of Association of Old Crows and held during 17-20 February, 2020 in Bangalore, concluded in a grand and memorable fashion. The three-day conference, one-day pre-conference tutorials and accompanying indoor exhibition of state-of-the-art EW products, which were actively supported by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India and Defence Public Sector Unit - Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), are a big success both technically and commercially. The event, designed with the idea of providing a platform for international collaborations and sharing the latest developments in the field of Electronic Warfare and Information Operations (EW/IO), with a theme “EW: Collaborate for Success,” has lived up to expectations and has been of immense use to participants.

The Whidbey Roost Chapter presents the VAQ-135 with the AOC Outstanding Navy-Air Unit Award    
  
Dennis Monahan, AOC Dahlgren Roost Chapter President, visits with the AOC Membership Department at AOC HQ in Alexandria, VA
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.

NEW Internship Opportunities!

- Internship Seekers: Search available internships to gain the experience you desire

- FREE Internship Postings: The AOC is committed to supporting the growth of the EW talent pool by offering FREE Internship Postings for AOC Industry Members

Featured Jobs:

- ELINT/COMINT/SIGNIT Systems Engineers Relocation Assistance – L3Harris –  Greenville, TX, United States
- Electronic Warfare & Electronic Systems Engineer – The MITRE Corp –  Bedford, MA, United States
- Microelectronics Engineer - Entry to Experienced Level – National Security Agency – Fort Meade, MD, United States

 
Industry News
  

A new version of a ground-based communications jammer used to block adversaries’ satellite transmissions is ready to be used in combat operations, the U.S. Space Force announced March 13. The Counter Communications System Block 10.2 was declared operational by the Space and Missile Systems Center’s special programs directorate. (Space News)

  

The U.S. Air Force is buying new Israeli-made infrared missile warning systems for Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard F-16 Viper fighter jets. The aircraft will carry these infrared warning sensors on specialized underwing pylons that are also capable of accomodating decoy flare and chaff dispensers and electronic warfare jammers. (The Drive)

  

Italy’s nationwide lockdown in response to the new coronavirus has not affected the production of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter parts in northern Italy, prime contractor Lockheed Martin said Tuesday. 

  

Army reconnaissance can’t see far enough ahead to spot targets for the new long-range missiles entering service in the 2020s, the deputy chief of staff for intelligence said this morning. So, Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier said, the service is developing a “multi-domain intelligence” approach that combines artificial intelligence, manned and unmanned aircraft, ground-based sensors and satellites in low earth orbit. (Breaking Defense)

  

The U.S. military needs to beef up its unmanned aerial systems arsenal to be able to fight two wars simultaneously against advanced adversaries China and Russia, analysts say. The National Defense Strategy identifies those two nations as great power competitors and the top threats to U.S. national security. (National Defense)

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Calendar
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Mar 2020
 
March 26, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
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Apr 2020
 
April 9, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
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Apr 2020
 
April 13 - 29 (8 sessions), 13:00-16:00 PM EDT (17:00 - 20:00 UTC)
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Apr 2020
 
April 23, 14:00 -15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
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May 2020
 
May 7, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
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May 2020
 
May 21, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)