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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.

Special Announcement from AOC President Muddy Watters

Register Now! Registration will close May 18 at 5pm EST

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.

 
 
 
 

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May 7, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

Modern Electronic Warfare as is commonly defined is made up of 3 key components: Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Support (ES), and Electronic Protection (EP). However, Electronic Warfare heavily relies on Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and the data it provides including radar operating parameters, waveform details, geo-location, and other pertinent information.

This session in the AOC EW series covers the importance and function of ELINT, its similarity and differences with Electronic Support and Radar Warning Receiver functions. Concepts of Operational ELINT and Technical ELINT and the ELINT enterprise 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. 

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May 21, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

In this webinar, we examine an emerging subset of EW activity: the ability to mimic, or “spoof,” legitimate Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals in order to manipulate Positioning, Navigation, and Timing data. To date, methods for detecting GNSS spoofing and other interference have been reserved for organizations with the ability to leverage advanced means for signals collection. As a result, the full scope of this activity has rarely been discussed in the public domain. However, with the democratization of technological capabilities and access to data, these advanced means are now available to a wider audience.

 
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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!

June 4, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

In the last few years machine learning has been transformed by the advent of Deep Learning, particularly in the area of classification. While these new deeply layered neural networks have revolutionized the commercial market, their application in Electronic Warfare (EW) has been limited. The goal of this webinar is to educate the audience in the field of deep learning, and show how the technology can be applied to the problem of waveform classification in EW. Included will be an exploration of how classification has been approached in the past, and how deep learning to offer a step change in performance for waveform classification.

 

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.

The Dixie Crow Chapter was delighted to have the opportunity to provide our 2020 Crow’s N.E.S.T. (Novel Experiments with Science & Technology) t-shirts to the children picking up lunches at Tucker Elementary School in Perry, Georgia, on Friday, 24 April 2020.

We truly appreciate all of our Crow’s N.E.S.T. sponsors and know that presenting these t-shirts helped to put smiles on the kid’s faces.  We know they will be worn proudly!  Thank you Robert Usher for coordinating this opportunity.

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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
- Radio Frequency Engineer – Vectrus –  Fort Meade, MD, United States
- Spectrum Manger – Vectrus – Fort Meade, MD, United States

 
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Industry News
  

Cash flow for small defense contractors is continuing to suffer under the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey by the National Defense Industrial Association. The survey echoes warnings from the Pentagon that these firms, part of a vast network of suppliers that makes up the defense-industrial base, are especially vulnerable. (Defense News)

  

Following initial speculation in March, German national media has reported that the country’s defense ministry has firmed up plans to satisfy its long-standing and increasingly pressing need to replace its Tornado fleet. Initial reports in Der Spiegel said that the choice had been made to buy both the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Super Hornet/Growler combination from Boeing. (AIN Online)

The Army is planning to make the first award for the Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, according to a service official. TITAN, part of the Battle Management Command and Communication system, is a mobile intelligence ground station architecture that will provide access to low-earth orbit satellites. (Inside Defense)

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The U.S. Defense Department is slowly but surely whittling down the number of F-35 technical problems, with the fighter jet program’s most serious issues decreasing from 13 to seven over the past year. (Defense News)

  

Russia regularly jams GPS signals in northern Scandinavia. The government often “spoofs” receivers in Moscow and elsewhere into thinking they are tens of kilometers from their true location. It is no surprise then that Russia’s five-year radio navigation plan focuses so much on countering such threats for its citizens and military forces. (C4ISRTNET) 

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Calendar
7
May 2020
 
May 7, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
19
May 2020
 
May 19 - 20, 09:00-17:00 EDT (13:00 - 21:00 UTC)
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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)