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Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference
May 10-11 | Crane, Indiana

Theme: Force Level Electromagnetic Warfare
Classification: US Secret

Space will be VERY limited for this event.

VISIT CROWS.ORG/Crane2022 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

We are still seeking call for papers by March 4. Learn more.

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

 

Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) 2022
May 3-5 | Belcamp, Maryland

Theme: The Invisible Battlefield: Deterrence During Competition, Dominance Throughout Conflict

Space will be limited for this event.

VISIT CROWS.ORG/CEMA2022 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

We are still seeking call for papers by February 25. Learn more.

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


The AOC STEM Student of the Year Scholarship
AOC provides scholarships to students currently in their sophomore or junior year of college. Each year, one male and one female student studying engineering or engineering technology and interested in working in the aerospace and defense industry is awarded a scholarship of $12,500 each. These scholarships are funded by a generous donation from Raytheon Intelligence & Space funds these scholarships. Learn more.

Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference 2022
March 8-9 | Solutions Complex - Huntsville, Alabama

Join us for a two-day conference in Huntsville, Alabama, with classified presentations on the most recent analysis of advanced and emerging worldwide manportable air defense systems (MANPADS) and electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) guided surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems. The conference is relevant to the current day warfighter, intelligence officers and those in the acquisition community associated with research, development and testing of countermeasures and missile warning sensors. Registration for this classified Secret, U.S. Only conference will be extremely limited due to the seating capacity limits of the session room. View the agenda.

Register.

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

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Tactical ESM
Feb 24 | 2-3 p.m. EST

This webinar is intended for an audience that wants to gain additional knowledge about tactical electronic support measures (ESM) technology and procedures. We will discuss Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) including its two components Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Communications Intelligence (COMINT). We will present applications of ELINT. We’ll discuss SIGINT platforms including aircraft, spacecraft, and ships. The ESM search challenge along with the probability of intercept will be examined. Typical emitter characteristics that ESM system can measure for pulse radar will be enumerated. We will discuss the use of ESM against low probability of intercept signals. The final major topic is passive emitter location techniques specifically direction of arrival measurement approaches.

Register now.

AOC continues to connect Electromagnetic Warfare practitioners, industry partners, policymakers and procurement decision-makers.

The year 2020 was a massive interruption to life and business, changing how we work, how we connect and forced us into a new way of doing things. We have created new ways to connect and share with our members through these changing times. We have taken events to a virtual space and created new and exciting opportunities for our members to continue looking to AOC as industry leaders.

Now more than ever it's important to keep in touch and AOC sponsorships are a great way to be part of what's happening right now in the electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) industry.

Partner with AOC to increase your reach!
By partnering with AOC, Industry Partners have a variety of ways to connect with members throughout the year. Stay relevant to your customer base, participate in high-level discussions and, most importantly, nurture relationships with key contacts.

Learn more.

Final call to submit your speaker application for AOC Europe 2022. With applications closing next week, this is your last chance to apply as a speaker at AOC Europe 2022. To be a part of our panel of experts in Montpellier this May, please send us your paper before Monday 28 February.

Learn more and submit application.

The AOC Crow Career Builder is a program created by AOC to connect our network of professionals with the next generation of crows. Through step by step communications, our mentors and mentees are given a template for creating a valuable working relationship. Mentees will also have the opportunity to network and socialize among people just like yourselves and make essential connections.

For mentors: Mentoring with AOC consists of a long-term relationship focused on supporting the growth and development of the mentee. A great mentor is able to lead their mentee with empathy, sensitivity and patience, while constantly adapting to changing times and complex circumstances.

To become a mentor with AOC, please contact Blain Bekele for the code.

Empower RF Systems, Inc.
Mercury Systems
Podcast

Global Security Panel Discussion
In this episode, host Ken Miller shares with the listeners a special discussion that took place at AOC 2021, the 58th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention. The discussion covered the rise of the Taliban, Global Security, and Counterterrorism 20 years after the beginning of Afghanistan and Iraq. EMSO is central to combat operations across all warfighting domains and is quickly becoming the backbone of Global Security. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Douglas Ollivant, Senior National Security Studies Fellow at the New America Foundation and Managing Partner at Mantid International. The panel also included: Ambassador Douglas Lute, former United States Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council, NATO’s standing political body, Mr. Mark Kimmitt, former Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs under President George W. Bush, and Mr. Peter Bergen, journalist, documentary producer, Vice President for Global Studies & Fellow at New America, and CNN national security analyst.

Start Listening.

TCI
Wireless Telecom Group
Chapter News

Our Dixie Crow Symposium Committee, Dixie Crow Chapter President, Adam Delestowicz and the Chapter Directors cordially invite you to join us for all the exciting events Dixie Crow Symposium 46 has to offer. Thank you in advance for your support of this important Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Trade Show.

View the schedule of events here!

 

The Dixie Crow Chapter and Peraton hosted a free AOC Special Topic Event webinar on Feb. 16 on the “Fundamentals of Modern EW DRFMs and Associated Techniques.”

The webinar featured presenters Tristan Caruso, who has worked in Electronic Warfare for 13 years, leading multiple EW engineering efforts on the F-16, A-10, B-1B, and B-52 platforms, and Kevin Stilwell, who has been involved in electronic warfare for the last 40 years, most of which he's spent at the Electronic Warfare Avionics Integration Support Facility at Robins AFB.

The two-hour virtual meeting featured topics like the fundamentals of Digital RF Memory devices and their role in modern EW systems and electronic attack techniques facilitated by DRFMs.  

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.

Featured Jobs:

Electrical Engineer — Leidos — Albuquerque, New Mexico

• Research Analyst - Aircraft Live Fire — Institute for Defense Analyses — Alexandria, Virginia

 
Asian Defense
Industry News
  

Should a conflict between Ukraine and the separatists escalate into war, it likely will start with artillery fire, EW, and cyber attacks. (Military+Aerospace Electronics)

  

Israel has adopted a new strategy for the incorporation and use of artificial intelligence across the branches of its armed forces, according to a senior Israel Defense Forces official. (C4ISRnet)

  

The Department of Defense is juggling more than 685 artificial intelligence projects, including some associated with major weapon systems, like the MQ-9 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. Artificial intelligence ventures are underway across several services and combatant commands, with the U.S. Army leading the pack, according to a list published last week by the Government Accountability Office, a federal auditor of agencies and programs. (Defense News)

New AOC Industry Members

Stellant Systems