Association of Old Crows UK Operational Award given to electronic warfare solutions company EWS for their work in Somalia

One company has been recognized for its work helping support people in a war-torn African country.

EW Solutions Ltd (EWS) received the UK Association of Old Crows’ Electronic Warfare Operational Award in recognition of their work in Somalia since 2018.

The Association of Old Crows serves defense, industry, and academia through awareness and education forums on electronic warfare and related fields.

Chris Howe of the Association of Old Crows (center) presents the award to, left to right, Alf Cupper, Mike Iles, Mark Brooksbank, Gary King, Nigel Cathrew, Carl Weaver, James Clarke and Richard Canale.

UK Section Chairman Chris Howe visited the veteran-owned company EWS in Long Bennington to present the award to members of the Field Service Representative team in recognition of their dedication and hard work relentless.

Eddie Edwards, Managing Director of EWS, said: “This award is a well-deserved recognition of the efforts and significant improvements made by the EWS Field Service Representatives in Somalia over the past few years and will no doubt have helped save many lives in the countryside.

“Everyone at EWS is extremely proud to receive this award. “

Chris Howe of the Association of Old Crows and Alf Cupper of EWS with the award.
Chris Howe of the Association of Old Crows and Alf Cupper of EWS with the award.

This highly regarded award recognizes the mentoring and training support provided by EWS Field Service Representatives to Ugandan People’s Defense Forces soldiers in Somalia, as part of the African Union Mission in Somalia program. .

The African Union Mission in Somalia is a peacekeeping mission managed by the African Union. Part of the mission is to create a secure environment for the delivery of humanitarian aid.

The dedicated team of EWS Field Service Representatives provided technical training, equipment maintenance, threat definition, mission filling and mentoring for Counter RCIED electronic warfare systems that protect teams the customs clearance squad when securing the country’s main supply routes.

It is hoped that the capacity that field service representatives have given to the African Union Mission in Somalia will provide a better quality of life for the Somali people and enable the Somali security forces to bring about a significant change for the better in their country going cheeky.



Andrew B. Reiter