Association of Old Crows Presents: Building the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Enterprise

October 16, 2019 – The Association of Old Crows (AOC) is pleased to announce its 56th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention, October 28-30, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention is the largest and most prestigious event in the Electromagnetic Warfare community with nearly 2,000 attendees representing more than 30 countries. This year’s symposium, “Building the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Enterprise,” will survey the EMS Enterprise across the Technology, Readiness, Organization and Support equities necessary to achieve EMS Superiority.…

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FS Aconit Relieves Sister Guépratte on SIGINT Duty in Eastern Mediterranean

June 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – On June 22, 2019, the Guépratte was relieved by the light stealth frigate Aconit to ensure operational permanence in the eastern Mediterranean area. Deployed since April in the eastern Mediterranean as part of Operation Chammal, the light-weight frigate Guépratte has carried out an intelligence gathering mission in this strategic area, at the crossroads of many economic and geopolitical issues. This collected information contributed to the French independent assessment of this theater of operations. During this succession to the sea in the theater of operations,…

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Old Soviet communications ship “URAL SSV-33”

From Rossiyskaya Gazeta At one time, The Titan of Soviet reconnaissance monitored the entire northern Pacific Ocean, intercepting radio communications by the air force and navy and submarine defense of the US and Japan. But its fortunes went steadily downhill from there. The SSV-33 Ural was a gargantuan nuclear-powered vessel launched in 1983. Equipped with state-of-the-art reconnaissance technology, it was one of the most advanced craft of its day. Yet the caprices of history meant that it was ultimately destined for obscurity. It was from construction berth ‘A’ of Leningrad’s…

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Association of Old Crows Presents: Winning the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Domain – A Culture and Mind Shift

October 23, 2018 – The Association of Old Crows (AOC) is pleased to announce its 55th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention, November 27 – 29, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention is the largest and most prestigious event in the Electromagnetic Warfare community with over 2,000 attendees representing more than 27 countries. This year’s symposium, “Winning the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Domain: A Culture and Mind Shift,” features a lineup of distinguished speakers including: The Honorable Ellen Lord,…

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HMS Dragon leaves Portsmouth for Persian Gulf

September 18, 2018 – Portsmouth based HMS Dragon left her homeport today to embark on an operational deployment to the Persian Gulf. The Type 45 destroyer is scheduled to work alongside coalition and regional partners throughout her time away. She will be focused on providing regional maritime security, including counter-terrorism and anti-smuggling activities. Commander Michael Carter-Quinn, Commanding Officer of HMS Dragon, said, “Today’s departure on operations has been achieved through the hard work and support of my ship’s company, their families and the wider defense enterprise in ensuring that we…

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Elbit Systems Awarded $85 Million Contract to Supply EW Suites to the Israeli Navy

August 7, 2018 – Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded an approximately $85 million contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) to supply Electronic Warfare (EW) suites for the Israeli Navy Sa’ar 6-class corvettes that will be tasked with the protection of Israel’s Economic Exclusion Zone. The contract will be performed over a 10-year period. The EW systems to be supplied are combat proven and include digital receivers, signal processing technologies and analysis tools that are all of an open system architecture, thus enabling effective operational…

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Keel-laying ceremony for Swedish SIGINT ship built at Polish Naval Shipyard

The keel-laying ceremony for the new Swedish signals intelligence ship took place June 15th at the Naval Shipyard, located in Gdynia, Poland. The event was attended by representatives from Saab, the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) and invited guests. Saab was awarded the contract to design and build the ship, which will replace the Swedish Navy’s existing H(SW)MS Orion, by the Swedish Material Defence Administration FMV in 2017. Subsequently it selected Nauta Shiprepair Yard, belonging to PGZ Group, to perform the construction, launch and early sea trials of the vessel. Cooperation…

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Steel Cutting Ceremony for Swedish Navy’s SIGINT ship at Nauta Shipyard

The Polish Nauta Shipyard has today cut the first steel for the Swedish Navy’s SIGINT ship, officially beginning the production phase of the vessel. The ceremony was also attended by officials from Saab, the Swedish defence group, which awarded the ship construction contract to the Nauta Shipyard, a part of the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ), in 2017. This important milestone is fully in line with the project schedule for the special purpose ship, which is to be built in Poland and fitted out in Sweden for delivery to the Swedish…

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Defence Chief announces new Command

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) continues to build its cyber capability, establishing the new Defence Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Cyber Command. From 29 January, the new Joint SIGINT Unit and the recently established Joint Cyber Unit will operate under the Defence SIGINT and Cyber Command alongside civilian teams from the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). “The Defence SIGINT and Cyber Command continues the long standing tradition of ADF personnel working within ASD to ensure support to military operations remains the agency’s highest priority,” Chief of Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Binskin…

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Saab Signs Contract for Delivery of Special Purpose Ship for SIGINT

April 11, 2017 – Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for delivery of a Special Purpose Ship for Signal Intelligence (SIGINT). The order covers the period 2017– 2020, with a total value of SEK730 million. Saab will design, construct and deliver a signal intelligence vessel. Special Purpose Ships of this kind requires high reliability and availability. Saab, and not the least Kockums, has during the years delivered products that live up to these high standards. This contract is also a…

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