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

5G for Non-Terrestrial Networks
Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

Presented by Reiner Stuhlfauth

From the beginning, 3GPPs vision of ubiquitous communication included the usage of satellite or airborne based network components. Early trials and implementations never took off successfully due to commercial reasons. In the short history we saw beside tremendous development in the satellite and aerospace community also a worldwide wireless communication requirements. Now it is the time to make those ideas real. Satellites from GEO tot LEO or airborne base stations like HAPS can be launched and connected to terrestrial ground stations in a feasible way. Radio technologies like beamforming and enhanced coding support a reliable connection from mobile devices to stations in high altitude. In this webinar, we will take a closer look at the current status how non-terrestrial networks are treated in the 3GPP standardization, especially in Rel. 17, what are the technical challenges, how does the spectrum allocation look like and how to leverage the deployment of NTN capable devices and networks.

Register now.

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

 

Join us for the AOC Europe Online Summit taking place next week on Tuesday, May 18 from 14:00 CEST.

Our expert speakers will explore the two main areas of Cognitive Electronic Warfare and Battlefield Digitisation. They will also be welcoming questions from the audience to discuss the latest developments in their fields of expertise. Some of the session highlights include:​​ 

  • Introducing Interception Automation
  • Supporting EMSO (Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations) through Edge AI & Cloud Computing
  • Battlefield Digitisation – Building and securing the Digital Backbone
  • Augmenting Existing Radar and Air Defense Systems

Register your free place.

CEMA 2021, AOC's first in-person conference of 2021, is taking place this month, May 25-26. We are offering a live stream option for those who cannot join us in-person.

Register for the live steam.

Find out more at crows.org/CEMA2021.

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Stay up-to-date with advancements in the electromagnetic spectrum operations industry by checking out the  Product Showcase! Our monthly email to all of AOC's subscribers has the latest product updates and announcements from our industry partners.

Looking for a product? You can view our recent issues online anytime.

Have one to promote? If you are interested in getting your product in our next issue, contact Sean Fitzgerald at fitzgerald@crows.org.

C4ISR Requirements, Principles, and Systems
When: June 7 - 30, 2021 | Mondays, & Wednesdays | 1:00-4:00 PM EDT

This 24-hour web-based course delivers a thorough overview promoting an understanding and building a successful Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR) architecture. Through technological innovation, modern warfare is conducted at longer ranges and with greater precision than ever before. Overall mission effectiveness increasingly depends upon systems and services external to a weapon system. Those systems and services fall in the domain of “C4ISR.” This course presents a comprehensive view of C4ISR systems from Global Hawk to JSTARS and the associated architectures. It begins with fundamental scientific principles, shows how those principles are exploited in various technologies, describes current systems that take the technology into the theater of war, and concludes with a look at the vision of the future “network-centric” battlespace. Register now.

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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications are due by May 30, 2021.

Find out more and apply!

 
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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 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.

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Podcast
  

Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2)

JADC2 is a vision to connect all military sensors into a single network. It is designed to give a single leader as a Combatant Commander or a senior Department of Defense official a situational awareness picture across every area of responsibility. How will these various systems and activities across all military services come together in a compatible network? How will this effect overall system design? What are the opportunities for integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning to collect, analyze, and distribute data that is exponentially growing across the electromagnetic battle environment? And, what role will new electromagnetic protect capabilities have to ensure the resiliency of the new JADC2 network? In this episode, we speak with Mr. Steven “Tango” Tourangeau, Dean of the new Reginald Victor Jones Institute on Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations.

Ken and Tango discuss the challenge of fusing sensor data across weapons systems, the role of electromagnetic spectrum operations as the “backbone” of the JADC2 mission, and how AI/ML is changing discussion on the line between intelligence and operations.

To learn more about today’s topics or to stay updated on EMSO and EW developments, visit our website.

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Thank you to our episode sponsor.


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Chapter News
  

The Dixie Crow Chapter recently sponsored the Flying Legion 3635 Houston County Robotics Team in the 2021 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) At Home Challenges. The team finished third in the Gallium group, and they are ranked number 62 in the world. FIRST is a global robotics community with an aim of preparing young people for the future and to inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators.

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Careers

Help us make the AOC Career Center the place to go for internships within the electromagnetic warfare community! 

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.

Post Your Internship Now!

Just log into your account, hit "post a job" and select the internship posting product.

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.

Featured Jobs:

- FPGA Electrical Engineer (Senior) – Intelligent Automation, Inc. –  Rockville, MD, United States
- Software Engineer - Embedded Systems – Intelligent Automation, Inc. –  Rockville, MD, United States
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Industry News
  

More than 130 members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter urging continued financial support for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, signaling a potential roadblock for lawmakers hoping to cut F-35 procurement in fiscal 2022. (Defense News)

  

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works has demonstrated a capability for F-22 and F-35 fighter jets to share situational awareness data in flight - via a U-2 spy plane kitted out with the company’s ‘translation’ software, says Dan Markham, Skunk Works director of JADO/BMC2. (Breaking Defense)

  

As first reported by The War Zone, the U.S. Navy is now lining up the acquisition of additional F-16 aggressor jets to supplement the F/A-18E/F Super Hornets that are now headed to one of its dedicated adversary squadrons, VFC-12, the “Fighting Omars,” based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia. (The Drive)

  

U.S. Navy researchers are surveying industry to find companies able to develop embarkable electronic warfare (EW) systems within the next five years to augment today's Navy capabilities in EW system performance, reliability, and maintainability. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)

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