The Association of Old Crows 60th International Symposium & Convention
Dec. 11-13 | National Harbor, MD
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2023 Theme: Advancing EMS Superiority Through Strategic Alliances and Partnerships | Join us at the industry's leading event to hear from subject-matter experts, explore a show floor brimming with the latest cutting-edge technology and network with stakeholders, thought leaders and experts in the field.
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Radar Absorbing Materials (RAM): Basic Principles and Technology Trends
Aug. 31 | 2 p.m. ET
Hiding from and surprising an opponent are tactics that have been used in warfare throughout history. Radiation absorbent material (RAM) is a material designed and shaped to absorb incident RF energy, making the radar returns from vehicles with RAM, harder to see with air defense radar systems. The better the RAM material and design, the harder it would be to attack the protected platform. The most effective types of RAM are pyramid shaped anechoic chambers, each pyramid made of a suitable lossy material, but these materials are delicate and cannot be flown on aircraft. This webinar brings the basic principles and parameters to tailor efficient RAM to aircraft, as well as discuss new technologies, like multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), ferrites and nanocomposites that are emerging in the development of stealth platforms.
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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.
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[Course] Principles of ESM Analysis
Nov. 6-9 | Instructor: Dr. Sue Robertson
Are you an ESM professional looking to enhance your skills and take your career to the next level? Our upcoming course is designed to empower ESM analysts with the knowledge and techniques to decipher and optimize ESM system performance. Whether you're a seasoned professional working as an ESM data analyst, equipment developer, system assessor or just starting out, this course promises to offer valuable insights to help you excel in your field.
Advance your knowledge in various topics:
- ESM systems and the electromagnetic environment (EME)
- Equipment Considerations
- ESM Processing, including Direction of Arrival Calculation, Deinterleaving, Radar Location
- ESM Testing and Trials in the Real World
- Radar Identification and Library Generation and Matching, Specific Emitter Identification
- Common Issues with ESM Systems, including DOA Errors, Multipath, and Multi-tracking
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.
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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!
12th Annual Pacific Information Operations & Electromagnetic Warfare Symposium
Oct. 17-20 | Honolulu, HI
USINDOPACOM, the Diamond Head Chapter of the Association of Old Crows, and the OSD Phoenix Challenge team are co-sponsoring the 12th Annual Pacific Information Operations & Electromagnetic Warfare Symposium.
Oct. 17-18 - Unclassified plenary sessions will take place in-person at the Alohilani Hotel. A hosted evening social on the Alohilani Swell Deck area follows the end of the first day from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 17. This portion of the symposium is offered both in-person and virtual and attendance is limited to 250. Those who register for virtual only will be able to view all presentations as they are given, or after the recording is posted to the site for later viewing.
Oct. 19-20 CLASSIFIED plenary - On the 19th, the CLASSIFIED plenary sessions begin with the morning session set at S/REL TO USA, DEU, FRA, JPN, KOR AND FVEY. The main plenary will be held at the Towers Conference Center with overflow at USARPAC and MARFORPAC HQs. Attendance at these sessions is restricted and requires an additional registration process – please visit the Know Before You Go page for instructions. Classification for sessions on Oct. 19-20 is SECRET REL TO USA FVEY.
Airbus C295 tactical transport aircraft operated by the Ejército del Aire y del Espacio (Spanish Air and Space Force) are to receive an upgraded self-protection suite featuring a wideband digital radar warning receiver and electronic warfare controller supplied by Indra Sistemas. (JED)
Russian investigators said genetic tests showed that the Wagner chief, Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, who led a brief mutiny against Moscow’s military leadership, was among the victims of a plane crash last week. (NYT)
An artillery shell should have killed Andrii Smolenskyi in May. Instead, the blast tore off both of his arms above the elbow and destroyed his eyes. Now he's fighting to put his life back together. (NPR)