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The AOC would like to extend a heartfelt “THANK YOU!” to all of our Chapter Officers, STEM volunteers, Conference Volunteers, Volunteer leadership and every other AOC volunteer for all you do to advance the Electromagnetic Warfare community. We could not fulfill our mission without all of the hard work and support from our volunteers throughout the world. The AOC wishes you health, safety and success as we go through this difficult time with COVID-19.  

 

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! Registration will close May 18 at 5pm ESTregister today!

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

Draft Agenda now available here!

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.

 

Is your team able to maximize their time while working remotely? Perhaps some professional development can help your team advance their skills right now! The AOC recognizes that there is increased demand for virtual learning during these days of quarantine and social distancing. We want to provide the opportunity for your team to expand their professional knowledge while working remotely - which is why we're offering the following discount structure for teams that would like to purchase AOC web courses in bulk:

Bulk Course Discounts for Teams:

- 2 – 9 attendees: 7% off course price ($84 - $150 savings per attendee depending on course selection)
- 10 – 19 attendees: 12.5% off course price ($150 - $269 savings per attendee depending on course selection)
- 20+ attendees: 19% off course price ($228 - $408 savings per attendee depending on course selection)

Contact Caleb Herr at herr@crows.org to take advantage of these discounts for your team.

On-Demand Web Course Library

Upcoming Live Web Course Schedule

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...

 

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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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.

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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:

- Electrical Engineer - Multiple Levels – Textron Systems –  Hunt Valley, MD, United States
- Principal Systems Engineer - Electronic Warfare SE – Raytheon SAS –  Fort Wayne, IN, United States
- Spectrum Manger – Vectrus – Fort Meade, MD, United States

 
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Industry News

A coherent US and allied strategy to increase the use of drones in regional hot spots could serve as a strong deterrent to gray-zone aggression by Russia and China, says a new study by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). Implementing a new strategy, which CSBA calls “deterrence by detection,” would cost about $1.4 billion annually, the study says. (Breaking Defense)

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously to authorize Ligado Networks LLC to provide a mobile broadband network using frequencies adjacent to those used for GPS, a National Security System. The Association of Old Crows (AOC) sides with the US Department of Defense (DoD) and strongly opposes this approval of the license. (Business Wire)

  

The Air Force has begun a new phase of testing its F-15E Eagle fleet with its future electronic warfare sensor suite at Edwards Air Force Base, California, the service said April 14. The F-15Es in testing are outfitted with the Eagle Passive/Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) radar... (Defense Daily)

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The Pentagon is creating a new advisory group to provide impartial advice and insights on space technology, innovation and strategy, according to an April 4 memo from Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist. (Space News)

  

Boeing has concluded the first flight of the F-15QA fighter jet developed for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF). The multirole aircraft, which took off and landed from Lambert International Airport in St Louis, demonstrated its next-generation capabilities. (Air Force Technology)

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