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Thank You for Making the 55th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention a Great Success!
The 55th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention has come and gone and the AOC couldn't be prouder. This year's convention and symposium had a 15% increase in attendees over 2017. The exceptional symposium sessions and engaging exhibition show floor made this one of the most successful AOC events to date. The AOC looks forward to collectively making our community stronger and aims to grow and serve as your premier marketplace for business and professional development. Stay tuned for more information on the 56th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention soon!

For highlights from the Convention, take a look at our Show Daily newsletters, event press coverage and event photos!


The AOC, in collaboration with Robins, GA - based 21st Century Partnership and the Aerospace Industry Committee (Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce), convened its 3rd Annual Robins AFB Congressional Breakfast on December 4 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The event was co-hosted by GA Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and Representatives Austin Scott (GA-08) and Sanford Bishop (GA-02). Special guest speakers included the Honorable Bob McMahon, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment; Brigadier General John Kubinec, Commander, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center; and the Honorable Sonny Perdue, a Middle Georgia native and former Governor, and current US Secretary of Agriculture. There were also several state and local elected officials from Middle Georgia who made the trip up to the nation’s capital to attend the event and show their support for Robins AFB.


The 3rd edition of AOC EW Asia will examine technological and conceptual means of ensuring success for regional nations and allies across the spectrum of operational activity. The future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats will be explored, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations, Cyber and Anti Access/Area Denial (A2/AD), where some potential opponents are excelling. The conference will bring together the EW, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA), SIGINT, C4ISR communities and more to consider the possible responses, how thinking and attitudes must change, and examine the new capabilities that will be required across all lines of development, by all services, across the Asia-Pacific region.

Confirmed Participants:

Air Marshal Philip Sturley CB MBE BSc FRAeS CCMI, Conference Chairman, RAF (Retd) UK
Air Marshal Daljit Singh (Retd), Former Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Air Defence) and Director General (Air Operations), Indian Air Force, India
Dr. William (Bill) Conley, Director, Electronic Warfare OUSD(A&S)/A/Platform & Weapon Portfolio Management (P&WPM), US
Professor David Stupples, Professor of Electronic and Radio Systems, Director EW Research, City, University of London, AOC At-Large Director, UK
Colonel John Edwards, Commander 28th Bomber Wing, USAF

Many more world-class speakers from around the Globe will be present at this year's conference! Find more details on the conference agenda here

Registration is open! Click here to register!

The goal of this conference is to provide an overview on the latest trends regarding adversary threat system electronic protection features as well as a forum for discussing electronic attack test, evaluation, and analysis activities. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied aircraft.

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers:

Dr William (Bill) Conley, Director, Electronic Warfare OUSD(A&S)/A/Platform & Weapon Portfolio Management (P&WPM), US

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Click here to for information about becoming a sponsor! 

Registration is open! Click here to register.

Join us at our SDR hands-on workshop
Analog Devices, Richardson RFPD, and MathWorks invite you to a hands-on workshop on model-based design for digital communications using software-defined radio (SDR). Gain an understanding of the design, implementation, and experimentation of software-defined wireless systems, and receive an ADALM-PLUTO SDR evaluation board/learning module, and Software-Defined Radio for Engineers book.
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In a break with tradition, the previous webinar on this topic dealt with the mathematical origins of the range equations. But rest assured, normal service will now be resumed with this webinar focusing on the real-world implications of these results.

The range equations are at the heart of a wide range of important EW topics such as the need for coherent jammers (e.g. DRFMs), why RWRs can be effective with surprisingly poor sensitivity, the meaning of burn-through range, some of the reasons stealth is so expensive, how LPI/LPD operation is achieved, and why radars tend to have more powerful transmitters than jammers. Each of these topics will be explored to demonstrate the significance and practical value of the range equations.
It will be assumed that attendees are familiar with the range equations and their origin, so attendees are advised to watch the first webinar in this series before this webinar.


The National AOC and Mugu Crows Chapter of the AOC, under a co-sponsorship agreement with 
NAWCWD, will hold the 48th Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium at Naval Base Ventura County Pt. Mugu Station Theater, CA. Day One will be classified US Secret Only. Day Two and Day Three sessions will be classified SECRET releasable to Australia. 

Call for Presentations

This call for presentations or demonstrations challenges presenters to explore collaborative EW through innovation and invention. Presentations or demonstrations from all United States and Australian Services, DoD, Industry, and Academ ia are requested to identify technical paths, options, and potential opportunities for EW collaboration with an Electronic Attack focus. Submitted abstracts are specifically requested to address one or more of the symposium sessions: Threat trends, Coherent, Cooperative, and Collaborative Electronic Attack, Collaborative EW enablers to improve EA, and warfighter perspectives.

Abstracts for presentations are required in unclassified textual format. Please forward abstracts to speaker coordinators, Mr. Brian Hill,  and Mr. Brian Ziegler,, and to Ms. Christine Armstrong at Submissions are due by February 1, 2019.

Registration opens January 2019! 


The Association of Old Crows is pleased to provide its online Career Center - the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified EW, EMSO, CEMA, SIGINT, ELINT, & IO talent. You can access the AOC Career Center at

Featured Jobs:

- Air Force Test Evaluation/EW Analyst, Scientific Research Corporation – Alexandria, VA, United States
- Suppression of Enemy Defense Liaison, BAE Systems – Bossier City, LA, United States
- Systems Engineer, SR, Lockheed Martin Co., Owego, NY, United States

Manage Your Career:
- Search and apply to the best Electromagnetic Warfare jobs at organizations that value your credentials
- Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you, but you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information
- Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s)
- Access career resources and job searching tips and tools
- Browse 100+ jobs already posted at

Recruit for Open Positions:
- Post your jobs, or your organization’s jobs, where the most qualified industry professionals will find and apply to them
- Promote your jobs directly to AOC job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email - sent on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
- Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively

We hope this new career center will make a significant difference for our members as they navigate their career paths. Thank you for your ongoing support!

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Chapter News

On November 11, Veteran’s Day, almost 70 Old Crows from the Billy Mitchell Chapter gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the chapter.  The BMC was founded on 14 Nov 1968.  We met at Casa Rio on the San Antonio River Walk to enjoy good food and drinks as well as fantastic friendships.  Displayed around the room were pictures and mementos gathered over the years from various BMC activities, to include the long running Fiesta Crow symposiums.

Industry News

Sophisticated adversaries have been leveraging the electromagnetic spectrum to create significant dilemmas for U.S. and allied forces, say officials, and transformative efforts are needed to deal with an increasing complicated threat. (C4ISRNET)


With so many troops, tanks, ships, and planes transmitting on so many different frequencies that they accidentally jam each other hundreds of times a year, the US military lives and dies by the radio frequency spectrum. That’s why the Defense Information Services Agency (DISA) is pulling together data from all four armed services to create a single massive database of signals, the Joint Spectrum Data Repository. (Breaking Defense)


Army planners are thrashing out how many electronic warfare specialists the service needs, not just to rebuild radio-jamming and spoofing capability in combat units, but to create a training cadre that can sustain the EW corps for the long-term. Whether this plan for robust growth — certainly hundreds of soldiers, possibly over a thousand — will survive the coming budget crunch is another question, but there are positive signals from Pentagon leaders. (Breaking Defense)


The U.S. military’s strategy for winning the next major war is to throw a bunch of highly autonomous, deeply interconnected drones, jets, ships, and other things at the enemy. But this massive, coordinated strike across air, land, sea and cyberspace is sure to run headfirst into electronic warfare defenses designed to disrupt the networks that make it possible.. (Defense One)


The Air Force plans to award a sole-source contract with a New Mexico university to boost the service’s hybrid warfare training. The announcement comes as the service is embracing the integration of electronic and physical fighting tactics. (Fifth Domain)


Japan’s planned upgrade of its Boeing F-15 Eagle fighter jets will involve support from the United States and Boeing, the Japanese Defense Ministry has confirmed. Shigeyuki Uno, the principal deputy director of the defense planning and programming division of Japan’s Ministry of Defense, told Defense News during an interview at the ministry’s headquarters that the U.S. government and Boeing will provide support for the upgrade through the Foreign Military Sales process... (Defense News)

Dec 2018
December 13, 14:00 - 15:00 EST