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November 5, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
This presentation is an introduction to HPM DE Weapons and their effects. We will cover, what is an HPM DE weapon, the type of weapons – Narrowband and Wideband, why the Warfighter and DoD are interested in this technology, how HPM DEWs are similar to but different from traditional Electronic Warfare/Attack (EW/EA), and Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP). We will also cover how the HPM energy couples into a target’s electronics via intentional and unintentional Ports of Entry and the type of effects it can cause, ranging from long term electronic upset to permanent damage. We will also cover some of the basic modeling and simulation (M&S) tools for computing/estimating the probability of target failure as a function of weapon power density and range. Finally, we will discuss mitigation techniques and show an example of how to estimate hardening parameters for a notional helicopter against an HPM weapon.
RF Theory for ES Operations
Dr. Patrick Ford | 12/8/2020 – 12/10/2020 | Web Course
After a thorough overview of key electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) concepts, with an emphasis on the RF spectrum and commensurate propagation mechanisms and environmental impacts, the instructor will present several ES placement scenarios (air, sea, and land) to address the advantages, disadvantages, and challenges associated with various RF wavelengths. This will include a one-hour 'hands-on' ES practical exercise for participants, with the instructor reviewing/highlighting possible approaches to the problem set upon completion. The course will also provide a survey of propagation modeling techniques and insight into modern RF operating trends.
Bulk Course Discounts for Teams Available
Does your organization have remaining training funds burning a hole in your proverbial "departmental-budget-pocket" at the end of the year? If so, the AOC's on-demand courses provide an excellent opportunity for you and your colleagues to expand your knowledge in Electromagnetic Warfare.
An available 16 courses from world-class EW educators represent a total of 362 hours of in-depth EW training available at the click of a button!
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January 14, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
This one-hour webinar delivers an overview of Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS). We will look at the evolution of IADS from WWII through the Vietnamese War to current times. We will spend some time on the North Vietnamese IADS and the US reaction to it since many of the key EW technologies were developed during this engagement. We will also look at the individual components of the IADS, early warning/ground control intercept (EW/GCI) radar network, command and control (C2) systems, communications networks, airborne interceptors (AI), surface to air missiles (SAM), and anti-aircraft artillery (AAA). We will also consider the overall architecture of the IADS.
The Dixie Crow Chapter became the first supporter of the Museum of Aviation Foundation’s “Adopt a Simulator” Campaign with a $3,000 donation. If you would like to contribute and/or want more information about the Museum of Aviation Foundation National STEM Academy efforts, please reach out to Melissa Spalding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: Mission Quest STEM Simulator Lab – Adam Delestowicz, Dixie Crow Chapter President; Melissa Spalding, STEM Director, Museum of Aviation Foundation; Karen Brigance, AOC Southern Regional Director; Darlene McLendon, President/CEO, Museum of Aviation Foundation; Gene “Joker” McFalls, Dixie Crow Board of Directors and Lisa Frugé-Cirilli, AOC Immediate Past President
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!
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- 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
- Electronic Warfare and Radar Systems Engineers – Northrop Grumman – California, Illinois, Maryland, United States
- Software Test and Verification Engineering – The Boeing Company. – Tukwila, WA, United States
- EW Technical Director – American Systems – Edwards Air Force Base, CA, United States
The Army plans to ramp up the realism in next year’s Project Convergence wargames, bringing in live combat units, electronic warfare and other elements missing from the inaugural exercise this fall. (Breaking Defense)
The Trump administration on Friday slammed Turkey for taking a new step toward fielding a Russian-made air defense weapon. The U.S. complaint marked a deepening rift that threatens the future of a security relationship that has been central to the NATO military alliance for seven decades. (Military Times)
Last month, a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B squadron got its first taste of the new logistics system that will replace the much-maligned current system over the next two years. (Defense News)
Experts from 10 European Defence Agency (EDA) member States as well as from Norway and Switzerland recently participated in an online workshop organised by the Agency to assess and discuss technological and operational aspects of High-Power Electromagnetic Munitions (HPEM). (Army Recognition)
U.S. missile-defense experts are reaching out to industry for enabling technologies for future sea-based terminal defenses against hypersonic glide vehicles and other hypersonic missile threats. (Military & Aerospace)
November 16 - 18, Liverpool, UK
December 8 - 10 (2 sessions), 12:00 - 16:00 EST (16:00 - 20:00 UTC)
January 28, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
February 11, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)