Episode 1: The State of EMSO Today
Electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) is rapidly changing the way we think about modern warfare. Too often, EMSO is placed on the back burner and only thought of until a crisis arises. This forces leaders to scramble to find solutions for achieving an advantage. We need a proactive approach that provides our warfighters what they need today and anticipates what they need tomorrow. Is EMSO on the right path? We answer this in today’s episode with John Knowles, editor of the Journal of Electromagnetic Dominance (JED).
Ken and John discuss the biggest developments in EMSO over the past year, from new joint doctrine to a unified strategy to greater oversight by Congress. To learn more about today’s topics or to stay updated on EMSO developments, visit our website. Start listening now!
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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:
- At-Large Director (2 available)
- Central Region Director
- Mid-Atlantic Region Director
- Mountain-Western Region Director
Find out more information.
The next AOC Virtual Series webinar is on Thursday. There's still time and space to register:
Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
All in a Spin about Reticle-Based Seekers
Presented by Dr. Warren du Plessis
Infrared (IR)-guided (heat-seeking) missiles have been and continue to be extremely widely used in everything from large surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) to tiny shoulder-launched missiles. While many of the reasons for this popularity arise as a result of the underlying physics, the (relative) simplicity and resulting (relatively) low cost of such weapons have contributed significantly to this popularity. Historically, the electro-mechanical reticle-based seekers used in IR seekers have been one of the driving factors behind the simplicity of IR seekers. And while modern IR seekers have largely switched to the use of imaging sensors, reticle-based seekers will remain relevant for the foreseeable future due to stockpiles of older IR-guided weapons, including those in the hands of irregular forces.
The development of reticle-based seekers from simple ideas dating back to the Second World War to advanced-pseudo imaging systems will be explored in this presentation. The main characteristics of each concept, including the reticle pattern and the electro-mechanical modulation of the incoming IR radiation, will be outlined to show how such systems operate. Register now.
Be sure to check out the full 2021 schedule to sign up for more webinars.
CEMA 2021 is heading to Belcamp, MD next month! We are currently adding people to a waitlist, and will add more spots should they open up. We are offering a live stream option for those who cannot join us in-person.
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Find out more at crows.org/CEMA2021.
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The AOC International Symposium & Convention, the industry’s leading, three-day event, brings together nearly 2000 professionals from 30+ countries spanning industry, military, and government sectors.
Reserve your booth today!
Learn more about exhibitor benefits, rates, and how to reserve your booth at 58.crows.org. You can also contact Sean Fitzgerald at Fitzgerald@crows.org or (703) 549-1600 x222, for more information.
We are pleased to announce the agenda for the AOC Europe Online Summit, taking place on Tuesday, May 18. The summit will feature presentations delivered by expert speakers, across two modules - Battlefield Digitisation and Cognitive Electronic Warfare. Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in a live Q&A session where they can put their questions to our subject matter specialists. To view the speakers and agenda, visit the website. Registration for the summit will be opening later this month.
We are currently accepting nominations for the 2021 AOC Awards Program! A central tenant of the AOC's mission is recognizing individuals, groups, and military units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the AOC and the Electromagnetic Warfare enterprise. AOC has a number of awards that are available each year, with two categories - Competitive and Non-Competitive. Find out more at crows.org/awards.
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 May 30, 2021.
Find out more and apply!
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.
- 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
AOC President, Glenn “Powder” Carlson posthumously presented Mr. Tim Clark with the AOC Distinguished Service Award at the 45th Dixie Crow Symposium at Robins AFB, GA. Tim’s widow, Dianne Clark, was present to accept the award, which was presented by Col Gregg Jerome, AFLCMC/WNY SML, and Adam Delestowicz, Dixie Crow Chapter President.
During the Symposium, Colonel Jerome and Chapter President Delestowicz also presented the Dixie Crow 2021 Young Crow Award to Mr. Lucas Kinser.
Air Force Research Laboratory is seeking AI capabilities to help analysts more rapidly pinpoint and/or disable jamming in the ‘noisy’ battlefields of the future - as well as specific algorithms to enhance the F-15 fighter jet’s electronic warfare capabilities. (Breaking Defense)
Hawaii-based planes of the U.S. Air Force, including F-22 fighter planes, were deployed to Japan for exercises with Japanese forces for the last month, the Air Force said on Friday. (UPI)
BAE Systems successfully flight tested its Small Adaptive Bank of Electronic Resources (SABER) technology for the new EC-37B on a U.S. Air Force EC-130H from Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (The Aviationist)
The U.S. Air Force’s newest F-15EX variant will be called the Eagle II, the service announced Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson, the service’s top uniformed acquisition official, announced the official designation during a rollout and naming ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (Defense News)