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The EMS Virtual Summit will have sessions that focus on force-level electromagnetic warfare and collaborative EW.

This will include several engaging keynotes; experts from Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Pt. Mugu and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane; a panel discussion highlighting EW efforts led by the next generation of crows; and during breaks, you will have the opportunity to join our industry partner webinars to learn more about what they are doing to better serve our warfighters.

The best part of a virtual summit - you can pop in and out of the sessions that interest you most or stay for all of them.

Registration is FREE to AOC members, military, and government employees. Get registered now!

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Only a few spots remain. Get more information online or contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald, fitzgerald@crows.org, 703-549-1600 ext 222. 

Our first in-person conference for 2021 is fast approaching! Save the date for CEMA 2021! Registration will open tomorrow, April 1; space is very limited in-person. We will be offering a live stream option for those who cannot join us in-person.

Find out more at crows.org/CEMA2021.

Sponsorships are sold out.

Fundamental Principles of Electronic Warfare
April 5 - 28, 2021 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 1:00-4:00 PM EDT
Course Length: 24 hours total - delivered across 8 sessions of 3-hours each.

This is an introductory Electronic Warfare course in eight three hour sessions. It provides insight into the whole electronic warfare field at the systems and operational level. It uses little math beyond algebra, yet the sources of important propagation and jamming equations are made amply clear. New threats and EW techniques are covered at an unclassified level. The course avoids deep mathematical coverage, explaining all concepts in practical, physical terms. Each of the sessions includes lecture and in-class problems. These eight course sessions provide a full introduction to the EW field.

This course will include updated material as it relates to the field of Electronic Warfare since the publishing of EW 101.

Get registered.

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Decide the future of the Association of Old Crows! Nominations for the AOC board of directors for the 2021 elections are now open. For regional directors, only members from that region are eligible to vote for their potential representative. Nominations are due NLT May 1, 2021. Positions that are eligible for election this year are:

  • President-Elect
  • At-Large Director (2 available)
  • Central Region Director
  • Mid-Atlantic Region Director
  • Mountain-Western Region Director

Find out more information.

  

AOC Raytheon STEM Student of the Year Scholarship

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.

Do you have a child, sibling, cousin, neighbor, or friend studying in the fields of engineering or engineering technology? Encourage them to apply!

Applicants must be Sophomores or Juniors in the 2021-2022 school year and must apply by April 30, 2021.

Find out more and apply!

 

US Army Cyber Corps Warrant Officer Scholarship Program

The Cyber Corps Warrant Officers Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to US Army Cyber Corps (i.e., 170A, 170B, and 170D) warrant officers. Awards range from $1,500 to $3,000. To qualify, applicants must be a CW3 or under, demonstrate excellent promotion potential, be in the Cyber Warfare or Electronic Warfare (EW) workforce, have a minimum of two years left on active duty, and be eligible and accepted to attend a Masters or PhD program. Applications are due by March 31, 2021.

Find out more and apply!

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The next AOC Virtual Series webinar is next Thursday. There's still time and space to register:

Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
Fast Switching Synthesizers for Emerging EW Systems
Presented by Uri Yaniv

EW equipment for the new threats needs to meet much better performance than previous systems. Frequency synthesizers are critical elements in receivers, transmitters, jammers, real-time spectrum measurement, digital RF memory loops, and more. Switching speed, phase noise, and signal purity determine the performance and response time of Electronic Attack and Electronic Protection (EP) systems. In addition, advanced real-time modulation over wide instantaneous BW (IBW) and the ability to support multiple simultaneous targets are essential to address modern system requirements needed to address the new generation of fast frequency hopping radars, swarms of Drones and multiple missiles attacks. Size, weight, and power (SWaP) limitations are dictating reduced size to be able to integrate advanced EW systems in PODS, Drones, and Army Humvees. SOSA 3U VPX becoming the standard for next-generation services packaging and interchangeability. Learn more.

Be sure to check out the full 2021 schedule to sign up for more webinars.

 
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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.

Find Your Summer Intern!

If you're looking for talented and hungry young candidates for internships, post your open positions today! As part of our commitment to the growth of the EW talent pool, we're offering free internship postings for AOC Industry Members.

Featured Jobs:

- Radar and SAR Exploitation Scientist – Areté Associates – Chantilly, VA, United States
- Electronic Warfare Technician – Alion Science and Technology –  Robins AFB, GA, United States
- Electrical Engineer, Sr. – Alion Science and Technology –  Robins AFB, GA, United States

 

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has formed a strategic partnership with Flinders University and a South Australia-based defence industry firm DEWC T&E. The partners have set up a Professional Electronic Warfare Training, Education and Research (PEWTER) memorandum of understanding. (Army Technology)

  

Top U.S. and Turkish diplomats failed on Wednesday to overcome sharp differences over Turkey’s purchase of an advanced Russian air defense system, which Washington sees as a security threat. (Defense News)

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The U.S. Space Force created a three-year arrangement for allies to borrow and test equipment for navigation that uses a new GPS signal that is difficult to jam or spoof. The M-Code signal developed for the military is intended to provide more resilient GPS access to war fighters. (C4ISRTNET)

  

A new request for information from the Air Force outlines the service’s interest in developing a Next-Generation (Next-Gen) Multi-Role Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Family of Systems (FoS) with reduced operating costs and greater persistence, survivability, and range. (Defence Blog)

Calendar
5
Apr 2021
 
April 5-28 (Mondays & Wednesdays) 1:00 - 4:00 PM EDT
8
Apr 2021
 
2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
13
Apr 2021
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
22
Apr 2021
 
2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
3
May 2021
 
May 3-26 (Mondays & Wednesdays) 1:00-4:00 PM EDT
6
May 2021
 
2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
20
May 2021
 
2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
25
May 2021
 
May 25-26, Belcamp, MD
27
May 2021
 
2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
3
Jun 2021
 
2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
7
Jun 2021
 
June 7-30 (Mondays & Wednesdays) 1:00 - 4:00 PM EDT
12
Jun 2021
 
June 12-30 (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays) 1:00 - 4:00 PM EDT
17
Jun 2021
 
2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT