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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.

The deadline for nominations for the 2022 AOC Awards has been extended to Friday, April 22.

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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 that 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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Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2022 Conference
May 10-11 | Crane, Indiana

Join Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields to discuss issues related to achieving Force Level EW and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) capabilities across Services. Registration is VERY limited! 

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Visit crows.org/crane2022 for more information about the event.

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 Conference
May 3-4 | Belcamp, Maryland

Registration for this event is sold out. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please click on the button below, input your information, and we will notify you if there is a cancellation or a seat becomes available.

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Visit crows.org/cema2022 for more information on the event.

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

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week

This week, April 17-23, 2022, we celebrate and recognize AOC volunteers who generously give their time and to help fulfill our mission – thank you for your dedication and service. We couldn’t do it without you!

Interested in getting involved? Contact Shelley Frost, AOC Executive Director, at frost@crows.org.

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AOC Europe 2022
May 10-12 | Montpellier, France

Over 70 EW specialist suppliers will be at AOC Europe 2022, in what is promised to be the largest AOC Europe exhibition yet! Will you? Take a look at our top exhibitors here: https://www.aoceurope.org/2022-exhibitors

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Visit aoceurope.org for more information about the event.

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Space EW
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 offers high-quality education and training to its professional members through live and on-demand webinars and courses, and we invite you to contribute! Have the opportunity to share your expertise and knowledge while contributing to AOC and the EW community when you present a webinar and/or instruct a course.

Interested? Contact Raleigh Leavitt, AOC Education Coordinator, at leavitt@crows.org

AOC wants our webinars to serve you, our audience, in the best ways possible. To help us succeed, we'd like to hear your thoughts. Please take just a few minutes to complete our 2022 Education Survey below. Thank you!

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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.

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.

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Podcast

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 (AOC) wants our podcasts to serve you, our audience, in the best ways possible. To help us succeed, we'd like to hear your thoughts. Please take just a few minutes to complete our 2022 listener survey because your opinion is very important to us. Just click the button below to begin. Thank you!

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Young Crow Spotlight



Support Your STEM Student's Education

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

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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:

• Principal RF/Microwave Engineer/Specialist — W. L. Gore & Associates — Elkton, Maryland

•  Systems Engineer — Babcock — Inskip, United Kingdom

 
IMS 2021
Industry News
  

Delivered under SCI-260 (Platform-Level EW Architectures to Protect Joint/Coalition Air Operations), the NATO Defensive Aids System (NDAS) is a Smart Defence project established to develop a standardized open architecture and common message set to support the “plug and play” integration of threat warning sensors and countermeasure effectors onto operational platforms, and at the same time formalize a NATO Standard (STANAG 4781).

  

The U.S. Army is investing an estimated $16 billion in an effort to rennovate ammunition plants and depots that still operate as they did during World Ward Two.

  

While artillery strikes and armored assaults get the most media attention, Russion operators have been waging a cyberwar against Ukrainian citizens, spamming their inboxes with emails filled with malware.