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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.

 
  

Read the May 2020 AOC Advocacy Newsletter to learn more about the AOC's position and concerns regarding the FCC Ligado Decision, key funding and policy developments regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and Compass Call issue updates. 

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

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 – 10/28/2020 | 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 18, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

This webinar will present 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. It will cover the various classes of targets and their optical radiation characteristics including their radiant exitance and emissivity. It will also discuss External Radiant sources & Planck's radiation formula, Surface reflectivity, IR radiation transmission through the atmosphere and a number of other elements that can affect EO/IR analysis and performance.

The design of surface and airborne EO/IR search and track systems and their performance and analysis for several types of targets are considered as a function of the spectral, spatial and temporal discrimination techniques being used. Electronic attack against EO/IR sensors including flares, obscurations, flash and laser systems are highlighted and measures to be taken for protection are emphasized.

 

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 !

 

The 57th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention theme is "All-Domain Operations - Integrating Across the Spectrum." The AOC is soliciting unclassified, Distro-A, original papers from Government, Academia, Industry, Operational Units, and Subject Matter Experts that will be presented at the Annual Symposium. Papers should focus on awareness of the spectrum, understanding its properties, its role in modern day operations, and the ability to command and control effects and operations within the spectrum to fully strategize, plan, and execute all-domain operations.

Paper submissions should focus on the following topic areas:

  • ADO Enablers
  • ADO Spectrum Awareness (C2/IPB/Awareness
  • Manned-Unmanned Teaming
  • ADO Battle Management
  • Collaborative EW
  • Space EW in ADO
  • Directed Energy

Deadline for Submission of Paper Abstracts: July 31

Notification of Acceptance: August 31

 
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John Clifford OBE, retired RAF Wing Commander and Association of Old Crows (AOC) UK Chapter president, passed away May 6. John will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege to know him, and his contributions to the electronic warfare (EW) community will be felt for years to come.

John worked tirelessly to advance our community's conversation surrounding EW strategy and operations at every stage of his career, from the RAF to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), and later as an EW consultant and active leader within the AOC. In 2006, John was awarded an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his EW work, and in 2013, he wrote the UK MOD’s EW Policy, which is still used to this day.

The theme for the 2020 IO/EW Symposium, “All Domain Operations from Competition into Conflict,” will focus on how IO and EW contribute to all-domain warfighting challenges, as well as their contributions to achieving a Free and Open Indo-Pacific during competition. This year’s theme builds on the work of the 6th Annual Symposium in 2017, which focused on the Army’s Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) Concept. The Army’s now well-established MDO Concept focuses on optimizing the land force contribution to a Joint fight in multiple domains, and provides a strong foundation for the development of a Joint All-Domain Operations Concept, both of which are intended to be employed across the spectrum of operations from competition to conflict. The 2020 theme also benefits from the presentations and work accomplished at the 7th Annual Symposium in 2018, focused on the roles of IO and EW in overcoming A2/AD challenges, which are a driver for the development of an All-Domain Operations (ADO) concept.

CALL FOR PAPERS

INDOPACOM J39 and the AOC are soliciting original unclassified English language presentations and/or papers for the 9th Pacific IO & EW Symposium from subject matter experts in the U.S. and Allied militaries / government, as well as from academia and industry on the conference theme. View the complete call for papers guidelines and areas of interest here

Presentations must be UNCLASSIFIED for the unclassified sessions. Presentations for the classified sessions at Camp H. M. Smith should be at the SECRET REL/FVEY, FRA, JPN level.

Please contact the Symposium Chair, Dr. Arthur Tulak, COL USA, Ret, at arthur.n.tulak.ctr@pacom.mil if you are interested in speaking or want more information. Submissions are due Friday, July 31.

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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:

- Senior RF EW HITL Demonstration Technical Lead – Centauri –  Fairborn, OH, 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

For the first time, four combatant commands are linking up to share real-time data during a homeland defense exercise designed to stop an enemy aircraft breaking into US airspace. (Breaking Defense)

  

Two B-1B Lancers from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, conducted a long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission to the Black Sea region, 29 May, 2020. (DVIDS)

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The US Navy's vision and mission scope for its new frigate naval ships are aiming to be capable of many things. Examples of those capabilities include destroying swarms of small boats when they attack, operating drones that operate in the sky and sea, and supporting carrier strike groups of carrier strikes. (iTech Post)

  

The U.S. Marine Corps has issued a Request for Information for a counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS). The RFI states that the service may procure from six to 10 systems. (Defense & Security Monitor)

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