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In light of the new business landscape shaped by COVID-19 and the inability to meet in-person, the AOC is launching a new format to continue supporting the mission of “Advancing Electromagnetic Warfare TOGETHER” while offering business continuity planning and engagement between industry, government and military. The Virtual EMS Summit will have sessions that focus on Collaborative EW, EW Capability Gaps & Enabling Technologies, and other EW related topics.

Register Now! We've had more than 100 attendees register in 3 hours! Don’t miss out – register today!

All material for the digital conference will be Unclassified Distro A.

Interested in sponsoring? There are openings for industry sponsorships and product demonstrations! Click HERE to Learn More about Sponsorships or contact Sean Fitzgerald at fitzgerald@crows.org.

 

April 23, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

Most radars, such as surveillance and target tracking radars, have to contend with very capable and advanced threats on today’s battlefields. To survive to these countermeasures and accomplish their missions, radars have to hide their emissions from hostile receivers. For this purpose, and to mask their presence, LPI radars use pulse compression techniques not only to improve range detection, resolution, and to become furtive but also to resist mismatched jamming waveforms. The webinar will start with some basic concepts of power management of LPI radars followed by types of pulse compression. The next step will be some considerations about processing gain, the matched filter, and an example of how these techniques can improve range detection and resolution based on linear frequency modulation. Finally, some technology trends related to pulse compression will be discussed.

 

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. 

Electro-Optical/Infrared Sensor Engineering
Dr. Phillip E. Pace | 10/5/2020 – 10/282020 | 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. 

Learn more...

Want to start learning right away on your own schedule? Sign up for an on-demand web course!

 

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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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!

A Comprehensive Review of Iranian Surface-to-Air Missile Developments

This conference aims to provide a comprehensive review of the latest developments regarding Iranian surface-to-air missile threat systems, including capabilities, concepts of operation and events. 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 fixed and rotary wing aircraft against air defense threats.

 

 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 !

 
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Chapter News
  

Retired Colonel Samuel Fuoco of Eatontown, NJ, passed away April 3 due to complications fighting the COVID-19 virus. Sam was a decorated veteran who spent more than 37 committed years in the Army and the Army Reserve, rising to the rank of full Colonel.

COL Fuoco began his military career as an Airborne Infantry Platoon Leader in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. He served a year-long combat tour as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, during which he was awarded a Bronze Star, along with numerous other medals and recognitions throughout his military career, ultimately retiring in 2011. After a distinguished career in the United States Army, COL Fuoco never stopped serving the Army through his volunteer efforts supporting our active duty military, veterans and their families. COL Fuoco, United States Army, retired, was the president of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Monmouth Chapter. Under COL Fuoco’s leadership, the Monmouth Chapter has been selected as the best chapter among hundreds across the country for the last three years, a first in the over 35-year history of the organization. COL Fuoco was also an extremely active member of the AOC Garden State Chapter, giving unyielding support to all of its soldier and veteran events, especially the annual Membership Appreciation and ROTC Scholarship Awards Dinner, as well as the annual Gingerbread Ball to benefit Fisher House.

COL Fuoco’s selfless service is an inspiration to all and a beacon of light, especially during this pandemic which took his life.

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.

  

In February, the Granite State Roost held their curling event at Nashua Country Club. Almost 20 attendees came out to enjoy the ice. We began with instruction on the uses of each type of “shoe.” One shoe is used to slide on the ice; the other shoe is to prevent slipping on the ice. Those used for sliding made the ice slippier than when on ice skates! We all learned the techniques for “throwing” the stone, sweeping and scoring. 

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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.

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:

- Principal Systems Engineer - Electronic Warfare SE – Raytheon SAS –  Fort Wayne, IN, United States
- Facilities Engineer - Electrical - Entry/Mid-Level  – National Security Agency –  Fort Gordon, GA, United States
- Spectrum Manger – Vectrus – Fort Meade, MD, United States

 
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Industry News
  

The Federal Communications Commission is poised to approve a draft order as soon as today that would reallocate a specific portion of the radio spectrum for broadband communications, overruling a decade of strong objections from the Department of Defense. (C4ISRNET)

  

The Space Force is working on its capstone space doctrine publication as well as a new deterrence strategy to shape its way forward, Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond said in an April 7 discussion with AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. (Air Force Magazine)

  

F-21 Kfir and Mk 58 Hawker Hunter aircraft from the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company, or ATAC, recently helped the U.S. Navy stress test the air defense systems on its newest carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford. (The Drive)

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Shrouded in secrecy, the Counter Communications System is the tool the U.S. Space Force will use to jam adversaries’ communications in a conflict. (C4ISRNET)

  

The Marine Corps wants to know whether the defense industry can transform its heavy weapons-mounted Joint Light Tactical Vehicles into mobile air defense systems for tracking and killing enemy drones, helicopters and fighters. (Military.com)

  

The Army is about to kick off a multi-year series of experiments as it moves toward establishing a program of record for robotic combat vehicles that could roam future battlefields. One of the key benefits of these types of platforms, also known as RCVs, is keeping soldiers out of harm’s way. (National Defense)

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IMS 2020
Calendar
23
Apr 2020
 
April 23, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
7
May 2020
 
May 7, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
21
May 2020
 
May 21, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
1
Jun 2020
 
June 1 - 17 (8 sessions), 13:00-16:00 PM EDT (17:00 – 20:00 UTC)
4
Jun 2020
 
June 4, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
18
Jun 2020
 
June 18, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)