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The Association of Old Crows (AOC) Educational Foundation (AEF) will be providing two scholarships to college students studying in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). These scholarships are funded by a $25,000 donation from the Raytheon Corporation. Two scholarships in the amount of $12,500 each will be awarded in May 2018. Applications are due no later than March 30.

As EW warfighting requirements continue to evolve in their complexity and interdependency, it is clear that future EW systems must work collaboratively with other Air, Ground, Surface, Space and Cyberspace systems. The 47th Annual Point Mugu Electronic Warfare Symposium will facilitate the exchange of enabling concepts and provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of Collaborative Electronic Warfare. Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the United States military, government, academia, and industry will come together to address current Electronic Warfare gaps and emerging technologies in Collaborative Electronic Warfare required to address these gaps.


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Thursday, March 08, 2018 | 14:00-15:00 EST

TDOA (Time Difference of Arrival) geolocation, also known as multilateration, is a well-known and highly effective technique for accurate localization and tracking of RF emitters. The technique is employed widely in EW applications including locating enemies in the battlefield. It is also used to locate sources of interference in test and training scenarios. Most of these applications have traditionally been restricted to 2D TDOA where sensors and targets are ground-based.

The growing threat from UAVs has prompted an increased interest in techniques to geolocate emitters in three dimensions. TDOA techniques can be adapted for this purpose. Emerging threats are not restricted to high-end military UAVs in the battlefield. The use of commercial small UAV (sUAV) or drones is growing exponentially with ever increasing concerns for unintentional intrusion into secure military facilities, deliberate intrusion to create nuisance or conduct surveillance, interference with commercial and general aviation aircraft, and the use of low cost commercial drones to carry explosives.


AOC 2018 Award Nominations are now open. There are two categories of awards. Competitive Awards: Recognize individuals and units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the Association of Old Crows in support of the United States or Allied Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO), Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO). Every year, the AOC presents these prestigious awards to each recipient at the Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention: Nomination Deadline: May 1. Non-Competitive Awards: Provide the means for our Chapters and the AOC Board of Directors to recognize individual achievements and contributions any time of the year. These awards will NOT be presented at the Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention.


Each year the AOC's membership determines the future of the Association by electing representatives to its Board of Directors. Nominations for the 2018 election will be accepted by or before or no later than April 2, 2018. Elections will begin on September 1, 2018 and will end on September 30, 2018. The 2018 election slate will be composed of two (2) At Large Director positions; as well as three (3) Regional Director positions representing the Central, Mid-Atlantic and the NEW Northwest Regions, respectively. Please consult the AOC website for the Chapters that are included in this newly established Region.

Nomination packets must be received at AOC headquarters by close-of-business on Monday, April 2, 2018. If you wish to nominate more than one person, please duplicate the form. Nomination forms are also available on the AOC website at or by contacting the AOC’s Director of Membership, Ms. Glorianne O’Neilin, at

When completed, the forms should be returned to the N&E Committee at:  Association of Old Crows, 1000 North Payne Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, or by fax to (703) 549-2589. Visit for forms or download here. Completed forms may also be returned by e-mail to


We are pleased to announce the Association of Old Crows has launched a new website that is fully integrated with our membership database.

At the new, you can gain access members-only resources, the latest industry news, chapter groups, special interest groups, register for AOC events, and communicate with fellow members through our new community platform.  

Since this is a brand new platform, you will need to login to the new system by following these simple steps:

1.    Click here to reset your password
2.    Click here to login
3.    Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS – NOT your old username
4.    Enter your new password created above

If you have any questions or comments regarding the new site/platform, feel free to contact us.

There will be many improvements and features being added in the coming weeks and months, so please check back regularly. Thank you for being a part of the AOC community!

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Chapter News

The Israeli AOC Chapter 13th Conference

EW – the cornerstone of national security – past, present and future.

Marking 70 years for the State of Israel.

May, 8, 2018
In the ELTA auditorium, Ashdod

The conference classification is SECRET and open to Israeli citizens with appropriate clearance.

For information :

Industry News

The Defense Department’s budget request for 2019 dramatically increases spending on research and new weapons, less so on personnel and readiness. That’s as promised by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis — and contrary to candidate Trump’s emphasis on a larger force during the campaign — but the actual figures are striking. Broken out by services, the Army (14.9 percent) and Air Force (14.1 percent) got the largest increases, while the Navy Department — which includes the Marine Corps — lags slightly (at a still respectable 12.1 percent). (Breaking Defense)


Funding for the Defense Department’s innovation arm could nearly triple in 2019. The administration wants the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental to get $71 million for fiscal year 2019, up $41 million from 2018, DOD Comptroller David Norquist said during a Feb. 12 media briefing at the Pentagon on the proposed fiscal 2019 budget. (FCW)


The Air Force has long made clear it wants to conduct rapid research and testing on new equipment that can give it a competitive edge against near-peer adversaries, such as China and Russia, while also prototyping weapons for the advanced fight. And it plans to start investing heavily in that goal soon, its new budget request for Fiscal 2019 shows. The service asked for $504 million next year for its next-generation air dominance research, development, test and evaluation program, according to the document. (


The Air Force placed a $2.4 billion placeholder in the 2019 budget to buy Light Attack aircraft over the next five years, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told reporters this morning. The service does not plan to buy planes in 2019 but to work with allies to build Concepts of Operations and hone the number of planes both allies and the United States should buy. Then the service will nail down how many to buy and when to buy them, she told us after a Mitchell Institute breakfast. (Breaking Defense)


The Marine Corps is beginning to implement changes to the infantry battalion a year into the service’s Sea Dragon 2025 experimentation effort, with recommendations that include fielding small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), adding advanced training opportunities, restructuring the rifle squad and drawing up new tactics and procedures for a high-end battlefield. Brig. Gen. Christian Wortman, commander of the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, told reporters today that senior Marine Corps leadership had been briefed on the results of the first year of the Sea Dragon experimentation effort and that Commandant Gen. Robert Neller had already signed off on some changes. (USNI News)