Call for Papers: AOC 2023
AOC has chosen Advancing EMS Superiority Through Strategic Alliances and Partnerships as the theme for its 60th Annual International Symposium and Convention. The event includes main stage and breakout sessions as well as nine technical sessions featuring subject matter experts from the military, academia and industry. If you're a professional with original, unclassified information related to electronic warfare or information operations, you're encouraged to submit your abstract. This is an excellent opportunity to share your expertise and contribute to the conversation on advancing EMS superiority.
Submission deadline: July 31
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Surface-to-Air Missile Systems 2023 Conference - China Threats
Sept. 19-21 | Huntsville, AL
Join us at the SAMs 2023 Conference - China Threats, Sept. 19-21, and gain a comprehensive understanding of Chinese SAMs capabilities and developments.
Why should you attend the SAMs 2023 Conference?
In-depth analysis: Gain valuable insights from expert speakers into the capabilities of Chinese SAMs and their potential impact on national security as well as the latest developments in SAM technology and near-term projections to help you stay ahead of the curve.
Networking opportunities: Connect with industry leaders, fellow professionals and government officials dedicated to fortifying our defense against air threats. Indulge in thought-provoking conversations, share insights and establish valuable connections.
Limited seats are available and this conference sells out fast! Whether you're involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation or employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics, this event is tailored to meet your needs. Register now to secure your spot before it's too late!
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Present a Webinar
Educating and informing the Electromagnetic Warfare community is at the heart of AOC’s mission. As the leader in training EMSO and EW professionals worldwide, AOC offers a wide selection of professional development courses and webinars on various topics led by experts in the field.
Be at the forefront of educating the men and women in the EW/EMSO industry and submit a proposal to instruct our next live webinar.
How IADS and SAMs Work: Metric Accuracy, Transition to Track, and Hand-Offs
July 20 | 2 p.m. ET
This presentation will discuss the basic principles of an Integrated Air Defense System (IADS) and the basic characteristics of a radar-guided missile system. This will be an overview webinar, not a detailed discussion. You will leave the webinar with a basic understanding of how IADS and missile intercepts work from the short discussion of each of the following topics:
- Target detection, resolution and countermeasures (noise jamming)
- Variations of the radar range equation for various search volumes
- Tracking radars (dedicated and track-while-scan)
- Radar waveforms, matched filtering and signal processing
- Target state estimation, tracking and association
- Target classification, discrimination and identification
- Phased-Array radar concepts and fundamental radar design trade-offs
- Missile guidance and intercepts
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[Course] Principles of ESM Analysis
Nov. 6-9 | Instructor: Dr. Sue Robertson
This course equips ESM analysts with the information and techniques to determine and optimise the performance of ESM systems. It begins with a description of the electromagnetic environment, specifically what radars “look like” to an ESM system.
Equipment considerations include types of ESM receivers and antenna configurations, sensitivity requirements and parameter measurements. A session on ESM processing includes techniques for Direction of Arrival Measurement, Radar Pulse Deinterleaving and Radar Location Calculations. Methods for determining and visualising ESM Performance analysis are described and ESM testing in the real world is considered in detail with examples from specific geographic areas.
ESM Radar Library construction and Radar identification optimisation are important functions of the ESM system and novel methods for accomplishing these tasks are considered. Some common issues with ESM systems including multi-tracking, over-merging of track, Direction of Arrival errors and Multipath are described and solutions for these common problems are offered.
The Path Forward in Navy Acquisition Efforts
In this episode, we hear insights from a webinar with VADM Frank "Spanky" Morley about the current state of play in today’s Department of the Navy acquisition efforts. Frank is the Principal Military Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He discusses the challenges of acquisition efforts and how we can move forward in today's changing world order.
If you're looking for talented candidates for internships, post your open positions today! As part of our commitment to the growth of the EW talent pool, we're offering free internship postings for AOC Industry Members.
Just log into your account, hit "post a job" and select the internship posting product.
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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.
• Cyber Director — Leidos — Columbia, Maryland, United States
• Chief Operations Officer — Photonis Defense — Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
CONVENTION 23 - Australian Information Warfare: Beyond the Defence Strategic Review
Sept. 26-28 | Adelaide, South Australia
The Information Warfare discipline is emerging at the forefront of Australian Defence priorities as a key enabler of critical operational capabilities. Convention 23 will see electronic warfare, cyber and information operations professionals from domestic and international government, Defence, industry and academic partners convene to engage on topical areas of interest in the IW domain. The convention will feature two days of open conference followed by a classified day for eligible attendees.
Visit aocaustralia.com/convention23 to secure your place!
Join the Spectrum Working Group
AOC Australia and the SWG are run by volunteers committed to promoting the interests of Australia's IW community. If you're interested in helping out and getting some personal and professional development along the way, please get in touch!
Chesapeake Bay Roost summer 2023 social event at the outdoor pavilion at Ellicott City, Maryland VFW, with approximately 35 total attendees (not all pictured). The Roost gathered to celebrate summer and a successful year since the revitalization of the Roost in 2022. Since revitalization, the Chesapeake Bay Roost has established its leadership board, nominated three national flow up awards and given three $500 scholarships to local graduating high school STEM seniors. A special thanks to Parker Meggitt for partial sponsorship of the summer social.
Elbit Systems has debuted a new expendable active RF decoy designed to provide airborne protection against radar-guided air-to-air and surface-to-air threats. (JED)
Kyiv sees cluster munitions as the next “game changer” in its battle against Russian forces, Ukraine’s defense minister said Tuesday. (Politico)
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Turkey's leader has agreed to have Turkish parliament vote on Sweden's bid to join the defense alliance. (NPR)