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 AOC and the Electromagnetic Warfare enterprise. AOC has a number of awards that are available each year, with three categories – Prestige, Community and Chapter Flow Up.
Hurry! The submission deadline is this Friday, April 15.
For information on AOC's Awards Program or to submit a nomination, go to crows.org/awards.
Call for Nominations | 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 next Wednesday, April 20.
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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April 21 | 2-3 p.m. EDT
In this session, we will give an overview of space Electromagnetic Warfare (EW). We will include an overview of the space EW domain, satellite orbits and the basics of SATCOM. We will review offensive Space EW, defensive Space EW and cyber operations and give examples of operational systems. Finally, we will discuss a range of available technologies that can be applied to space EW, including link budgeting, communications monitoring, signal analysis, carrier under carrier detection, interference hunting, capturing short duration events, handheld interference hunting, and high bandwidth recording of long-term events in the electromagnetic spectrum.
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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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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.
We know it's hard to stay up-to-date on new advancements in the electromagnetic spectrum operations industry. That's why we created the Product Showcase, a monthly collection of the latest product updates and announcements from our industry partners. View the latest issue below!
Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Be featured in the next Product Showcase issue. Contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-549-1600 ext 222.
Learning Lessons From Ukraine
In this episode, host Ken Miller welcomes Col. Jeffery Fischer, USAF (Ret), to discuss current developments in Ukraine and how the conflict may change how we think about fighting in the electromagnetic spectrum. Jeff is a 30-year Military Aviator and Electronic Warfare Officer with seven combat tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkans. He flew both the Air Force's EC-130H Compass Call and the EA-6B Prowler while on a joint exchange with the U.S. Navy. He also served as Diplomatic Defense Official to U.S. Embassies in Austria and Kosovo and at NATO Special Operations Headquarters in Mons, Belgium. Today, he is a consultant and author of military fiction thrillers. You can learn more here.
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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
At the mission-level, NATO is developing an Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) / Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) roadmap which, taking its cue from NATO’s Wales summit in 2016, is looking to rebalance and update the capability available to the Alliance.
The U.S. and its allies are preparing to send heavier weapons to Ukraine in anticipation of Russia focusing its efforts on the eastern part of the country. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid a surprise visit to Ukrainian President Vlodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Saturday, where he pledged 120 armored vehicles and new anti-ship missile systems.
U.S. Northern Command has asked Congress for an additional $29.8 million to buy information technology equipment and to optimize infrastructure for artificial intelligence and machine learning at its joint operations center with the North American Aerospace Defense Command.