Collaborative EW Symposium 2024
March 12-14 | Point Mugu, California
Theme: EW at Scale – EW Capabilities for Near Peer Force on Force Warfighting
Presentations may deal with the Symposium themes and topics directly or indirectly. Any important EW presentation will be considered as all such are relevant to the stated Symposiums topics and theme.
Potential presenters are challenged to explore collaborative EW through innovation and invention. Presentations or demonstrations from US DOD, Industry and Academia are requested for the following topics:
- Scaling up currently existing EW capabilities for US and Allied Forces
- Designing New EW Systems for Rapid and Affordable Capability Expansion
- Designing and/or Upgrading EW Systems for the ever expanding use of the EMS in warfighting:
- Sharing EW Mission Capabilities across Services
- Warfighter Perspective
Submission deadline: Nov. 29
The Association of Old Crows 60th International Symposium & Convention
Dec. 11-13 | National Harbor, MD
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.
"Attending the AOC's Symposium & Convention is vital to my EMSO education and learning about other players in the space. I get to put a name with the face of others I have already connected with. It's a blast; the lunches and socials are top-notch." — Anonymous
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Become a Sponsor | AOC provides numerous sponsorship opportunities allowing you to introduce your product and/or company to our audience. Learn more or contact Sean Fitzgerald, AOC Sales & Client Operations Manager, at 703-549-1600 x222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year AOC recognizes individuals and units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the association in support of the United States or Allied Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO), Cyber-Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA), and Information Operations (IO).
Prestige Awards | The Prestige Awards honor individuals or groups who have demonstrated outstanding and significant contributions to the association, the EW Community, and our military forces.
Community Awards | The AOC Community Awards are available to all Members of AOC including academia, industry, government and military personnel and comprise two categories.
Chapter Flow Up Awards | All of these awards are submitted through your local chapter.
Please join us in celebrating this year’s award winners for their exemplary service to our community!
ITAR and AECA: Understanding and Leveraging International Defense Cooperation
Sept. 28 | 2 p.m. ET
Are you engaged in international defense business? Steven A. Casazza, President of Defense Trade Solutions will provide an overview of industry obligations and best practices for compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). This webinar is designed to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the regulatory framework governing the export and import of defense articles, services, and technical data in the United States. The ITAR, administered by the U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), plays a critical role in safeguarding national security interests while facilitating international defense cooperation. This training course is tailored for professionals working in defense industries, export control compliance, international trade, legal departments, and government agencies involved in defense export and technology transfer. Additionally, it is beneficial for researchers, engineers, and individuals engaged in activities that may involve defense-related technologies. Join us for this ITAR webinar to strengthen your knowledge of export controls, enhance your organization's compliance practices, and contribute to maintaining the security and integrity of the global defense trade landscape. Stay at the forefront of ITAR regulations and help foster responsible international cooperation while safeguarding national security interests.
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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.
[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
A View of EW From AOC’s New Senior Analyst
In the this episode of From the Crows’ Nest, Ken Miller sits down the Matt Thompson, AOC’s new Senior Analyst. Matt joined the AOC to provide operational and technical analysis of current trends in the military and industry. Matt brings years of experience in the EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler. Ken and Matt discuss a range of topics, including the rise of artificial intelligence, the fielding of the Navy’s Next Generation Jammer and the arrival of the new EC-37B Compass Call.
You're Invited: Lunch and Learn at Silvus Technologies HQ
The Greater LA Chapter Members are invited to a Lunch and Learn event on Thursday, Sept. 21, hosted by Silvus Technologies and CRFS at Silvus’ headquarters in Los Angeles. Lunch will be provided. CLICK HERE for more event details and to register. - Silvus Technologies and CRFS subject matter experts will discuss how Silvus’ MANET radios, LPI/LPD and AJ capabilities and CRFS’ Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA) passive RF systems are empowering the warfighter to achieve decision dominance and RF spectrum overmatch in any operational environment. Seating is limited to 27, so RSVP today.
For questions, contact Keith Swenson (email@example.com)
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!
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.
The DOD has released its third major Broad Agency Announcement of FY2023 under its Small Business Innovative Research program. The SBIR solicitation covers nearly 90 research topics, several of which address EMSO-related efforts, including directed energy projects. (JED)
Moscow seeks support on the Ukraine war, including for a suspected North Korea arms deal. (BBC)
It's the latest in what has been decades of prisoner swaps between the two countries. The Americans include Siamak Namazi, held since 2015, and Morad Tahbaz and Emad Shargi, both detained in 2018. (NPR)