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The Virtual EMS Summit is NEXT WEEK! The dynamic agenda sessions focus on Collaborative EW, EW Capability Gaps & Enabling Technologies, Multi Domain Operations in the Electromagnetic Spectrum, 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.

View the incredible lineup of speakers HERE!!

Interested in sponsoring? There will be 1,000+ registrants, and there are only 4 remaining openings for industry sponsorships and product demonstrations! Don't miss this chance to get your company in front of this highly targeted audience!

Click HERE to Learn More about Sponsorships or contact Sean Fitzgerald at fitzgerald@crows.org.

 
 

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You can learn directly from the world’s preeminent EW Rockstar without leaving the comfort and security of your own home or office!  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.

Course Length: 24 hours total - delivered across 8 sessions of 3 hours each. Each session contains a lecture and practical problems.

Intended Audience: The course is intended for technical or marketing professionals who are concerned with evaluation of EW concepts, system designs, operations or training. All of the background math is fully explained in the course.

 

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.

 

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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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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Chapter News

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
- Principal Field Engineer - SIGINT – Raytheon Technologies –  Dulles, VA, United States
- Senior Electrical Engineer - Life Science Instrument – Danaher – Miami, FL, United States

 
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Industry News

Pentagon officials on Wednesday criticized the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recent decision to allow Virginia-based satellite communications company Ligado to deploy a nationwide mobile network, saying that it could have adverse effects on GPS signals that are integral to the military's operations. (The Hill)

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 Pentagon is set to buy the first of Boeing's new fourth-gen plus F-15EX fighters. The new purchase will cost the government $1.1 billion for eight of the new aircraft, with more buys to come in later years. (Military.com)

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The Navy awarded the long-awaited contract for its future guided-missile frigate, the FFG(X) class, at the end of April, but analysis of the service's projections for the ships' building cost indicates that problems may be in store. (Business Insider)

  

Boeing has released a video of the rollout of the first of two Block III F/A-18F Super Hornet test jets for the U.S. Navy. The service plans to use these aircraft, which do not feature the full set of upgrades, for various flight tests and to explore new concepts of operation ahead of the delivery of jets with the complete Block III package, which is set to begin later this year. (The Drive)

New AOC Industry Members
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Calendar
19
May 2020
 
May 19 - 20, 09:00-17:00 EDT (13:00 - 21:00 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)
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Jun 2020
 
June 18, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
9
Jul 2020
 
July 9, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
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Jul 2020
 
July 13 - 31 (9 sessions), 13:00-16:00 PM EDT (17:00 – 20:00 UTC)
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Jul 2020
 
July 23, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)