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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.

This conference is sold out, but there are still sponsorship opportunities available! Click here for information about becoming a sponsor!

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers:

Dr. William (Bill) Conley, Director, Electronic Warfare OUSD(A&S)/A/Platform & Weapon Portfolio Management (P&WPM), US
Mr. Jay Kistler, SES, Director, EW and Countermeasures, OUSD for A,T&L

Check out the draft agenda for this event.

All registered attendees must have clearances in by January 25


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
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

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Over the past few years mature, offensive EW activity in Europe has demonstrated that in the electromagnetic domain, warfare is no longer theoretical. The AOC’s 24th European event will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats, including Hybrid Warfare, Information Operations/Warfare, the multi-domain battle (MDB), Cyber and Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) where some potential opponents are excelling. 

Call for Presentations

The electromagnetic environment is changing at an increasing pace and the scope and depth of electromagnetic manoeuvre warfare is consequently changing in parallel. The importance of electronic warfare (EW) system adaptability, flexibility, and innovation has also increased.

To address this, the call for papers is now open for AOC Electronic Warfare Europe 2019. We are looking to hear from international leaders and military personnel, as well as subject matter experts from academia and industry to share their views on new technological and conceptual means of ensuring success for free-world nations across the spectrum of operational activity. For more information or to submit your paper, please click here. Submissions are due by January 25, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding your submission, please contact


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, at, and to Ms. Christine Armstrong at The submittal deadline is 01 Feb, 2019.

You must complete an Abstract Template Form (click here to access form) and submit with abstract in order to be considered.

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During this 1-hour webinar, we will begin with an overview of the DRFM (Digital RF Memory) architecture and functionality performed and work through several examples of practical DRFM technology concepts including photonics and superconductivity. We will explore design constructs that allow the mathematical models to be realized that enable managing the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) from several band-vantage points.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Phillip Pace is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Ohio University in 1983 and 1986 respectively, and the Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1990, all in electrical and computer engineering.

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2019 Board of Directors

Each year, the membership of the AOC determines the future of this organization by electing representatives to the Board of Directors. Nominations will be accepted from January 2 to March 15, and elections will be held June 1 - 30. Current AOC members can be nominated for the following positions:

- President-Elect
- At Large Director (2)
- Regional Director (International Region 1 & Pacific Region)

Learn more about 2019 Board nominations and elections here.

Accepting 2019 AOC Scholarship Applications

The Association of Old Crows Educational Foundation provides two scholarship annually, each in the amount of $12,500, to students studying in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Submissions must be made by March 31, 2019, and all students are encouraged to apply!

Learn more about eligibility, selection criteria, and apply here.

Submit Nominations for 2019 AOC Awards

As the premier organization for individuals and groups in the Electromagnetic Warfare community, the AOC has the pleasure of recognizing members of our community for their achievements. In 2019, there are over 20 awards available to honor members and non-members alike for their contributions. Nominations for 2019 AOC awards are due by May 1, 2019.

Learn more about 2019 awards here.


The Army Cyber Institute (ACI) at West Point collaborated with the Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S); Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC); Association of Old Crows (AOC); Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA), and Soar Technology, Inc. to host its inaugural Electronic Warfare Cyber Convergence (EWC2) workshop in conjunction with the 2018 Cyberspace Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Conference, October 23-25, 2018. The workshop bookended the CEMA conference with the goal of identifying friction points, gaps, and research opportunities surrounding the Army’s merger of Electronic Warfare (EW) and Cyber.

This article, written by Dr. Jacob Cox and Colonel Dan Bennett, PhD, provides a brief overview of outcomes obtained from the EWC2 Workshop held in October 2018. The Army Cyber Institute plans to publish a full technical report addressing the results of the EWC2 workshop in its journal, “The Cyber Defense Review (CDR),” in early 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:

- Business Development Manager, Motorola Solutions – Washington, D.C., United States
- Electronic Warfare I&T - Sr. Systems Engineer II, Raytheon – El Segundo, CA, United States
Engineering Program Manager, Alaire Technologies, Inc. – Washington, D.C., 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!


Support the Association of Old Crows' Scholarship Program while you complete your shopping! Go to, and with every purchase, Amazon donates to the AOC Educational Foundation!

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Chapter News

Register today for the 44th Annual Dixie Crow Symposium! Click here for a schedule of events, and visit the Robins AFB page for information about the Electronic Warfare and Avionics (EWA) Conference (formerly the Air Force Technical Program).

24 - 27 March 2019

Century of Flight Hangar Museum of Aviation
Robins AFB, Georgia 

Note: Please review registration instructions prior to registering.

Pictured left to right: Jenny Maas, Mark Swann and Chrissy Miner

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Industry News

Over the next six months, the Defense Department will weigh whether to develop a new weapon for the F-35 fighter jet that will enable it to strike down an intercontinental ballistic missile in the early stages of flight. And it’s the Pentagon’s lead official for developmental technologies who is bullish on the prospect, telling reporters Jan. 17 that a new weapon could be both operationally effective and low cost. (Defense News)


The Marines are making strides in both their ability to destroy tanks with non-tank vehicles and ways to protect their own tanks from incoming threats. An upgraded anti-tank weapon system, mounted on light armored vehicles, is an automated turret system that fires a tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided, or TOW, missile. (Marine Corps Times)


The world's most expensive fighter jet soon may be flying with parts made from a 3D printer. Maintainers at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, last month installed for the first time a metallic 3D-printed bracket on an operational F-22 Raptor, according to the Air Force and Lockheed Martin, the company that produces the $150 million aircraft. (


As the U.S. Navy’s surface fleet moves into 2019, a radical shift is coalescing among its leaders: a move away from a model that has driven the way the service has built its ships for decades.
When the Navy built its Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, installing the Aegis combat system into the hull meant a large suite of hardware — computers, servers, consoles and displays — designed and set up specifically to run Aegis software. (Defense News)


Britain has declared initial operating capability on its F-35B Lightning fighter fleet in an announcement made by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson during a Jan. 10 visit to the aircraft’s new base.
A new reserve cyber unit focuses on supporting the Navy cyberwarrior enterprise. The Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group (NCWDG) Reserve unit was activated Jan. 4 at Fort Meade, Maryland. (Fifth Domain)


The Pentagon is studying options for putting lasers, directed energy weapons, and missile defense systems into space to protect against an array of increasingly advanced ballistic and cruise missiles being developed by China, Russia, and North Korea, a senior Trump administration official said Wednesday. (Breaking Defense)