AOC is saddened to share the passing of Tony Brees. He served as a member of the AOC National Board of Directors for 18 years, serving as president twice, vice president, secretary, chairman of Senior Advisory Board and the Constitution and Awareness Committees. He also served at the local level as president of three Chapters and program chairman of four Chapters. The AOC Lifetime Service Award was named after Colonel Tony Brees, USAF (Ret.), and Tony truly exemplified the attributes of award.
Tony was the consummate "OLD CROW" and will truly be missed by our community.
Tony's complete obituary can be found here.
Standards and Applications in Defense Video
Aug. 26, 2021 | 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)
This webinar addresses introductory digital signal processing theory, methods, techniques and algorithms for EW. Directed primarily to ELINT/EW engineers and scientists responsible for ELINT digital signal processing system software and hardware design, installation, operation and evaluation, it is also appropriate for those having management or technical responsibility.
What you will learn:
- Digital Signal Processing Techniques
- Application of DSP techniques to EW
- Fundamental performance analysis and error estimating techniques
Register now for AOC Europe 2021. To join us for the conference and free-to-attend exhibition on 12-13 Oct. in Liverpool, register your pass now.
Pre-Conference Course from AOC
The course, 21st Century Electronic Warfare, will be held on-site for two days prior to the event. Find out more.
Aircraft RCS Engineering – Historical Perspective, Basic Principles and Stealth Technology
Sept. 13 - 29, 2021 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 PM EDT
This course introduces students to Radar Cross Section (RCS) engineering and its basic fundamentals inside the modern EW context. Commencing with a historical overview, the course passes through all the relevant conflicts where the RCS design plays a significant role, followed by considerations about aircraft missions, tactics and threats. In sequence, the theoretical part begins involving electromagnetic propagation, radar fundamentals and design of simple and complex RCS objects. Finally, stealth technology is addressed by presenting current challenges and future perspectives.
From the Crows' Nest
This regularly scheduled podcast will feature interviews, analysis and discussions covering leading issues of the day related to electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO). Topics include current events and news from around the world, US Congress and the annual defense budget and military news from the US and allied countries.
Latest episode: A Conversation with John Knowles on Defense Budget and JADC2
History of Crows
This podcast will take you on a journey throughout time and around the world to meet the inventors, the battles and the technology that has not only shaped military operations - how we fight - but also how we live. The History of Crows will cover some of the most important discoveries, battles and events that shaped what we know today as electromagnetic spectrum operations.
Latest episode: Beam Wars
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.
• Signal Processing – Leidos – Arlington, Virginia; Beavercreek, Ohio; and San Diego, California, United States
• COMINT Business Development / Sales Executive – TCI/SPX – Remote
• RF Engineer – Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3) – Huntsville, Alabama, United States
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is doing all it can to protect the Global Positioning System (GPS). Unfortunately, all they can do is have the director of national intelligence write down everything we know about hostile threats to the system. (C4ISRNet)
We’ve become focused on exquisite platform and system-of-systems designs for individual domain supremacy, but not on improving our command and control (C2) capability. If the US wants to keep ahead of Beijing and Moscow, we must eliminate the fixation on static plans, and dynamic operations must be the new normal. (Breaking Defense)
The U.S. Army recently awarded General Dynamics a contract to prototype an electronic warfare system on the new Infantry Squad Vehicle. The Multi-Domain Operations Weapon System, which is known by the Army as the Tactical Electronic Warfare System-Infantry Brigade Combat Team (TEWS-IBCT), is the next evolution of a capability General Dynamics has provided the Army in the past. (C4ISRNet)