AOC Advocacy strives to release newsletters and briefs relevant to the Electromagnetic Warfare community. Check out the November issue.
For a more in-depth analysis on the EMS Superiority Strategy, read the issue brief that AOC posted this week.
Join Us for the AOC Assembly of Delegates
Friday, December 4, 2020 | 5 p.m. ET
All members welcome!
The annual meeting will include a report from the President, Muddy Watters, on the strategic and financial future of AOC, a review of 2020, including Chapter awards, scholarship winners and other notable activities. The AOC leadership transition will also be conducted. Mark your calendar to attend.
We are pleased to announce the return of the Program Manager Briefing Series.
Although we are unable to offer this program in person this year at our annual convention, AOC’s commitment to fostering opportunities for industry to connect with their government customer continues.
This program provides a forum for technology interchange between portfolio managers and industry leaders in a series of one-hour sessions. It creates the opportunity to hear first-hand from industry leaders on the status of their programs and the opportunities on the horizon.
Registration for these sessions are limited to current AOC Exhibitors. If you are interested in learning more about this program, go to crows.org/PMBS2020 or contact Sean Fitzgerald.
Thank you to all those who ran for an office this year. The quality of the volunteers and their dedication to the organization really shows how fortunate we are to have such leadership available to us.
We’d also like to thank everyone who voted!
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. Learn more
Bulk Course Discounts for Teams Available
AOC's on-demand courses provide an excellent opportunity for you and your colleagues to expand your knowledge in Electromagnetic Warfare and give you the chance to use up your end of the year budget.
There are 16 courses available from world-class EW educators representing a total of 362 hours of in-depth EW training available at the click of a button!
View the full schedule
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 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.
- Internship Seekers: Search available internships to gain the experience you desire
- 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/Electronic Protection Analyst – Lukos LLC – Tampa, FL, United States
- Systems Engineer - Reliability (Phantom Works) – The Boeing Company – Tukwila, WA, United States
- Lead Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer – The Boeing Company – Kent, WA, United States
Dr. Jim Wickes, consulting fellow for survivability at Dstl, UK, and friend to many in the AOC, passed away on Thursday October 22 after a long battle with cancer.
During a lifetime in EW, Jim made huge advances in EW for platform survivability, benefitting the whole free world and saving numerous lives and assets. He had especially close relations with many teams and individuals in the US and 5-Eyes Community, and throughout NATO's science and technology organizations.
After weeks of reports that the U.S. government has been planning to sign off on the possible sale of various aircraft, including F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and MQ-9B drones, as well as other weapons and military equipment, to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it has now formally approved three major proposed arms deals. (The Drive)
The U.S. Space Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to build a new anti-jamming communications satellite prototype, bringing the number of companies working on that program to three. (C4ISRNET)
France has kicked off a program to develop an electronic warfare payload for a mini unmanned aerial vehicle. The French Ministry of Defense is looking for a payload, or payloads, that will be able to detect, locate, and identify radio communications transmitters, as well as potentially jam them. (The Drive)
The Senate wants to spend an additional $1.7 billion to buy 17 more F-35 fighter jets for the military in fiscal 2021. The Senate Appropriations Committee’s $696 billion defense spending bill, which was released Nov. 10, would add 12 F-35As for the Air Force and five F-35Cs for the Navy and Marine Corps for a total of 96 jets in FY21. (Defense News)
While Project Convergence’s first big test, the Army’s “experiment at scale for a combined arms operations,” was deemed a great success, the service must resist the urge to scale-up so rapidly that the events lose their value as experiments or become a fat target for budget cutters. (Breaking Defense)
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)