2022 AOC Awards
Help recognize the outstanding efforts of industry peers. A central tenet of 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. The AOC has a number of awards that are available each year, with three categories – Prestige, Community and Chapter Flow Up.
Hurry! The deadline to submit your nomination is April 15.
For information on AOC's Awards Program or to submit a nomination, go to crows.org/awards.
2022 AOC Board of Directors Election
Get involved and add your voice to the AOC Board of Directors. Nominate yourself for one of the open positions below and join in the future of AOC. As part of the nomination process, you are asked to have a sponsor or nominator that supports your wish to run for election.
Positions that are eligible for election this year are:
- At-Large Director (2 available)
- Pacific Region Director
- Northwestern Region Director
- International Region I Director
You still have time! Submit your nomination by April 20.
Electronic Warfare and the Moscow Criteria
April 7 | 2-3 p.m. EDT
The Royal Air Force’s Bomber Command had finished the Second World War in proud possession of 100 Group. This was the world’s first dedicated, holistic offensive counter-air unit. 100 Group was tasked with attriting the radars, radio communications and radio navigation systems used by the Luftwaffe’s Integrated Air Defence System (IADS). No sooner had the war finished, the 100 Group disbanded. As the Cold War chilled, Bomber Command faced a new threat. No longer were bombers to be sent over enemy territory night after night to wear down the enemy. Strategic air power had not disappeared but had changed in character. Bomber Command’s emerging strategic bomber V-Force was tasked with what would be one-way missions. They would run the gauntlet of Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact IADS. If they got to their targets, they would deliver an atomic weapon. Repeated strikes would be unlikely. Thus, the late 1950s and early 1960s witnessed a profound shift in RAF electronic warfare. No longer was EW to be used to help roll back a hostile IADS. Instead, electronic warfare adopted a more tactical orientation: Simply provide enough protection to get the bombers to their targets.
This webinar will show how Bomber Command reoriented its EW posture in the wake of the Second World War. It will detail electronic warfare system implementation across the V-Force. The webinar will explain the roles EW was expected to play and how the Command’s Cold War EW posture took the RAF out of the operational level EW business for many years, until now!
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EW Against a New Generation of Threats
May 2-25, 2022 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 1-4 p.m. EDT
A new generation of threats has created a significant number of challenges to Electronic Warfare equipment and tactics. We simply cannot continue doing things the way we have been doing them, with significant success, for decades. This is a practical, hands-on course which covers Spectrum Warfare and current EW approaches, and moves on to discuss the new equipment capabilities and Tactics that are required to meet the new threat challenges.
Who should attend? The course is intended for technical or marketing professionals who are new to EW or are concerned with the changes in the threat environment that impact development or operational activities. All of the background math is fully explained in the course.
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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.
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Honoring Women in EW
In celebration of women’s history month, this episode honors the contributions of three women whose discoveries, inventions, and insights made a lasting impact on electromagnetic spectrum operations and, in some cases, helped turn the tides of war: Florence Violet McKenzie, Joan Curran, and Hedy LaMarr. To help us tell these stories, we turn to Author David Duffy and Author Kimberly Moravec. The guest narrator is Ms. Shelley Frost, the first woman Executive Director of the Association of Old Crows. While we celebrate these and other women's achievements during Women’s History Month, we must also acknowledge that women in Electronic Warfare have faced significant barriers in their careers, even barriers to simply be considered equal members of society. This episode is dedicated to all women of Electronic Warfare – past, present, and future.
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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.
• Principal RF/Microwave Engineer/Specialist — W. L. Gore & Associates — Elkton, Maryland
• Systems Engineer — Babcock — Inskip, United Kingdom
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.
Application deadline: April 30
Read the April JED Digital Edition
April Issue Highlights:
Cover Story: NATO Rethinks Air Survivability
• Training US Army AMSOs
• EW 101: Jamming 5G Signals
• Tribute to Lt Col (Ret.) Stephen “Muddy” Watters
A potentially $300 million batch of aid eventually bound for Ukraine will include communications systems and similar gear, according to the Department of Defense. “There’s a quite extensive, detailed list of what some of these capabilities are, including unmanned aerial systems and some tactical secure communications and other like capabilities,” Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said at an April 4 briefing. (Defense News)
U.S. Space Command wants to strengthen its partnerships with commercial providers through a new integration strategy. “We have really had a surge, if you will, of commercial companies that are coming to us wanting to be part of the broader [Department of Defense] enterprise,” SPACECOM Commander Gen. James Dickinson said. “We took a step back . . . and said, how can we do that better? How can we make it easier, more efficient, more feasible for a commercial company to enter into an agreement with us?” (C4ISRNet)