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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.

 

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.

 

April 9, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

This presentation provides an overview of the broad range of alternatives in satisfying missile requirements such as cost, performance, risk, and launch platform integration. The methods presented are generally physics-based, to provide insight into the primary driving parameters. Typical values of missile parameters and the characteristics of current operational missiles are discussed, as well as the enabling subsystems and technologies for missiles and the current/projected state-of-the-art. Videos are presented to illustrate missile development tests and facilities and missile performance.

 

April 13 - 29, 2020 | Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 13:00-16:00 PM EDT (17:00 – 20:00 UTC)

A new generation of threats has created a significant number of challenges to Electronic Warfare equipment and tactics.  We simply cannot continue doing things the way we have been doing them, with significant success, for decades.  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.

The course is intended for technical or marketing professionals who are new to EW or are concerned with the changes in the threat environment that impact development or operational activities. All of the background math is fully explained in the course.

This course will be provided completely online. Register 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...

 

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.

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 Complex Electromagnetic Warfare and the Multi Domain Battle

**AOC EW Europe, originally scheduled to take place on 16-18 June, will now be held at Exhibition Centre Liverpool on 16-18 November 2020. This decision has been made following consultation with key stakeholders, with the agreement that a new dateline would be beneficial to all participants.

View the full statement here.

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
November 19 - 20 | Thursday & Friday | 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 !

 
  

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 Thursday, April 30, 2020. Click here for a list of submission requirements and to apply!

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.

Paper submissions are due Friday, April 10.

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

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Chapter News
  

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 Dixie Crow Chapter Chuck Wagon crew, led by Chef Roadkill, aka Mark Leslein, assembled on Saturday, 29 February 2020 to feed the Habitat for Humanity crew that was “raising a wall” for their next Habitat for Humanity Home off of Old Mission Way in Warner Robins, GA. The crew prepared and served over 40 volunteers with grilled brats with peppers & onions, BBQ chicken, and hot dogs served with baked beans, fresh fruit salad, homemade brownies, and water and soda.

Dixie Crow Members in attendance were: Lynwood and Betsy Moore, Ken Cirilli and Lisa Frugé-Cirilli, Ron Herpst, Debbie Koenig, Tom Miller, Mark and Martha Leslein, Scott Wolf, Karen Brigance and Richard Glessner, Bob Thrower and his son Shaine Thrower.

  

Pooler Elementary School Career Day
Pooler, GA

Ken Cirilli, AFSOC Det 1 492 SOW and Lifetime AOC Member, volunteered to talk to 5th grade students about the importance of software programming in CMDS (Countermeasure Defensive Systems) at Pooler Elementary’s Career Day on 27 Feb 2020. Videos of various weapon systems dispensing were shared via YouTube during each discussion. The students had excellent questions and were very interested in how/when countermeasures were used.

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 –  McLean, VA; Bedford, MA; Aberdeen, MD; Colorado Springs, CO; El Segundo, CA, United States
- Spectrum Manger – Vectrus – Fort Meade, MD, United States

 
New AOC Industry Members
Industry News
  

The Air Force is creating a new operations center that focuses on information warfare, a move designed to synchronize the operations of 178 units worldwide. Since the Air Force created its first information warfare organization last fall and combined a series of information-related capabilities under a single commander, the organization has been working to properly fuse these new abilities. (C4ISRNET)

The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) wants commercial vendors to submit prototypes for the Army’s planned mobile ground station that can fuse sensor data from multiple ISR satellites — including both national security and commercial — into a common operational picture for battlefield commanders. (Breaking Defense)

  

The U.S. Defense Department has declared that defense contractors are “critical infrastructure” to national security, a designation that comes with an expectation to maintain a consistent, normal work schedule amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. (Defense News)

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In recent years, the Department of Defense (DOD) has turned its attention to the growing need for MDO. The National Defense Strategy states that to “compete in this complex and contested security environment, the US must be prepared to operate across a full spectrum of conflict, across multiple domains at once." (Sixteenth Air Force - Air Forces Cyber)

  

The NGJ-MB Engineering Development Model (EDM) pods, developed by the Raytheon Company in El Segundo, California, completed more than 400 hours of basic functionality, Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) data collection and performance testing over a period of three months. (Naval News)

IMS 2020
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)