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Less than 7 weeks to go to one of the largest EW events of the year!
- 46 presentations from global experts and leaders, covering the entire AOC Mission Area
- 10 additional presentations and panels during the Plath Intelligence Workshop
- 70 exhibitors and 45 Nations attending

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. 

The event is free-to-attend for military and government representatives.

In addition to delivering a thought-provoking conference with contributions from world-leading sector experts, the event will feature an extended exhibition of more than 80 organisations. Each will be showcasing their latest technologies and solutions advancing the Electronic Warfare / Electromagnetic Operations sector.

Register for the conference today!

A complete agenda for the event can be found here!


ONE WEEK AWAY! Now accepting on-site registration ONLY.

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.

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers

Rear Admiral Steve Parode -- Director, Warfare Integration Directorate, N2/N6F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations 
Air Commodore Terry Van Haren, DSM, RAAF
Captain Jeff Chism -- Commanding Officer, Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC)
Dr. William Conley -- Director Electronic Warfare, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment

View the Draft Agenda for the event here!


DRFM Technology and Design for Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare
Dr. Phillip Pace
6/3/2019 - 6/26/2019

Introduction to Radar Systems
Kyle Davidson
7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019

Airborne Expendables/sUAS Capabilities and Potential
Dr. Pat Ford
8/19/2019 - 8/28/2019

Space EW
Dave Adamy
9/4/2019 - 9/20/2019

Fundamental Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy
10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019

Advanced Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy
10/31/2019 - 11/1/2019

21st Century Electronic Warfare, Systems, Technology, and Techniques
Dr. Clayton Stewart
2/3/2020 - 2/21/2020


New Technology & Methodology for Mission Assurance in EW/CYBER

Registration Now!

Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare technical capabilities are becoming more technically similar. However, the communities which practice these disciplines remain largely separated and vary widely across the military Services in terms of their equipment, unit organization and operating methodologies. This conference provides the EW and Cyberspace communities an opportunity to collaborate and discuss capabilities, TTPs and research in EW and Cyberspace operations to enable more rapid deployment of new and improved capabilities. The Cyber/EW Convergence Conference identifies ways to develop advanced technologies and systems to address the changing battlefield dynamics of the digital age and bring EW and Cyberspace together for the Warfighter!

Call for Papers

This call for presentations challenges presenters to explore enabling collaborative electronic warfare (EW) through innovation and invention. We will accept presentations and/or demonstrations from all United States services, Department of Defense, industry, and academia that identify technical paths, options, and potential opportunities for EW collaboration. Please forward unclassified abstracts to Christine Armstrong at and Dave Walman at NLT March 29, 2019.

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers

General (Ret) Glenn Walters, USMC - President of The Citadel, Former 34th Assistant Commandant of the USMC
Maj. Gen. Robert J. Skinner - Commander, 24th Air Force; Commander, Air Forces Cyber and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber (invited)
Vice Admiral Timothy "T.J." White - Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command / U.S. TENTH Fleet (invited)

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Click here for more information on becoming a sponsor.


On April 11, AOC Advocacy’s SIGINT Industry Partnership Project (IPP) will hold its first USMC SIGINT Day, featuring a congressional panel discussion entitled “Winning the EMS: Assessing the Future of USMC SIGINT,” from 8:30-10:00 AM in 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Congressman Paul Cook (Col., USMC Ret.), representative of the 8th District of California, is the honorary host.  His congressional district includes the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command at Twentynine Palms, and he is a member of House Armed Services Committee. The event will bring together senior leaders from the US Marine Corps (USMC) to share perspectives and discuss developments in Information Warfare and the integration of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Electronic Warfare (EW), and Cyberspace Operations (CO). 

Invited Senior Leaders:

LtGen Lori Reynolds, Deputy Commandant for Information
BGen Dimitri Henry, Director for Intelligence, USMC
BGen (Select) Melvin Carter, JSOC J2
Col Randolph Pugh, Commanding Officer, USMC Intel Schools
MyGySgt Scott H. Stalker, Senior Enlisted Leader, National Security Agency (NSA)

The Directed Energy (DE) community finds itself at a point of convergence between the state of the art of various forms of DE-weapon technology, and a growing number of emerging and asymmetric threats that those DE weapons can reasonably address in a more cost-effective manner than existing, and thus far conceived, conventional kinetic weapons. This immergence of addressable threats, and the low cost per engagement and a deep electrical magazine, allows for DE capabilities to reduce engagement costs and enhance force protection. We are now operating under a new paradigm for DE weapons, where the warfighters and acquisition community need answers on how, and not if or when, DE weapons are to be used. So, this now begs the question: “How do we operationalize DE weapons?” This brief is intended to introduce DE weapons, will discuss operational issues that must be addressed, and address the typical capabilities and limitations associated with the fielding of DE weapons.


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The Association of Old Crows (AOC), and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) look forward to hosting International and U.S. attendees  at the GTRI Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  The AOC/GTRI sponsored symposium will focus on “Interoperability, Electronic Warfare (EW), and Foreign Military Sales (FMS).”  Our goal is to host a world-class event that will serve as a platform for information exchange and education on defense technology interoperability (EW, Communications, Datalinks, Command and Control (C2), and Navigation) and associated U.S. FMS and Export Control policies and processes.  

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Click here for more information.

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers

Vice Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone, Italian Navy, Commander of the Italian Joint Operations Headquarters
Lt Gen (Ret) Bob Elder, USAF, Symposium Chair
Mr. Michael Shoults, SES, Director of Policy, Programs and Strategy, International Affairs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (International Affairs)
Mr. Gregory M. Kausner, SES, Deputy Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) (invited)
Rear Admiral Francis D. Morley
, USN, Director, Navy International Programs Office (IPO), Washington Navy Yard (invited)
Mr. Pat Mason, SES, Deputy, US Army Deputy Program Executive Officer for Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, AL
Ms. Ann Cataldo, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Export & Control (DASA DE&C)
... and MORE great speakers! View all event speakers here


Achieving Freedom to Maneuver Leveraging Non-Kinetic Capabilities

Registration Open! 

This forum provides a venue to for stakeholders, thought-leaders and experts in Electronic Warfare to come together to focus on the technologies the services require to ensure freedom to maneuver through leveraging the Electromagnetic Spectrum and Non-Kinetic Capabilities and discuss issues related to the requirements of EW programs, platforms, and operations. Panel sessions will provide insight into EW Roadmaps for the Services, Integrated Non-Kinetic Fires, and Enabling Future Technologies for EW. Presenters will highlight capability gaps and motivate the attendees to provide innovative EW concepts and solutions to expand the advantage for our military forces leveraging non-kinetic capabilities.

Two sessions will be classified SECRET and the third session will be classified TOP SECRET.

Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event? Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities!


There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available for upcoming AOC conferences! Consider sponsoring any of the events below!

April 2-4, 2019
48th Annual EW Collaborative SymposiumPoint Mugu, CA
April 29-May 1, 2019
Security Cooperation Symposium: Interoperability, EW, & FMSAtlanta, GA
May 14-16, 2019
11th Annual EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies ConferenceCrane, IN
June 4-6, 2019
10th Annual Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence Conference, SPAWAR Charleston, SC
September 10-12, 2019
3rd Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare Systems Engineering and Acquisition Conference, Dahlgren, VA

October 8-10, 2019
5th Annual Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) Conference, Aberdeen, MD

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.


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 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:

- BAE Systems, Electronic Systems Virtual Open House – BAE Systems – Arlington, VA, United States
- Radar / EW Systems Engineer – CEA Technologies, Inc. – Point Mugu, CA, United States
- Multiple Radar Analysts – Simulation Technologies, Inc. (SimTech) – Huntsville, AL, United States


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

We are saddened to hear of the passing of the Cabrillo Crows Chapter President, Del Kintner. Del, thank you for your service to the AOC, and the Electromagnetic Warfare community. You will be missed.  


Monday, May 27, 2019

In the RAFAEL David campus auditorium, K. Byalik

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

For information:


June 11-13, 2019
The MITRE Corporation
Bedford, Massachusetts

Focusing on Enterprise Challenges

- The Need for Speed in Space Acquisition
- Architecture to Deliver Effects
- Autonomy: Tools and Practices
- Space Traffic Management and Surface to Space
- TS/SCI Sessio

Keynote Speakers

Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, Vice Commander AFSPC (Confirmed)
Col. Eric J. Felt, AFRL Space Vehicles Director (Confirmed)
Mr. Robert O. Work, Former Dept. Sec. Defense (Confirmed)

Register for the event here!

Hosted by the AOC Patriots Roost Chapter and The Mitre Corporation

IMS 2019
Industry News

The Corps’ Light Armored Reconnaissance, or LAR, units are tasked with providing surveillance ahead of infantry landings in one of the Corps’ oldest light armored vehicles. Light armor and weapons make them susceptible to enemy attack, but LAR mobility and swiftness has proven vital to the Corps’ operations in conflicts from Desert Storm to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Marine Corps Times)


If the United States is to have a chance at warding off new hypersonic weapons being tested and fielded by Russia and China, its defensive framework will need to integrate cyber and other emerging “non-kinetic” capabilities. But it appears that industry and Defense Department requirements officials are focusing on creating kinetic interceptors, giving dangerously short shrift to the new capabilities. (Defense One)


The U.S. Air Force outlined a five-year plan that showed the extent of the Pentagon’s push to bring back Boeing Co.’s F-15 fighter in an upgraded version, a $7.8 billion investment that would jump from eight of the planes next year to 18 each year through 2024. (Bloomberg)


The U.S. Navy in mid-March 2019 awarded Chicago plane-maker Boeing a $4-billion contract to build 78 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets for the U.S. Navy. The Super Hornets would be the first new-build examples of the Block III variant of the F/A-18E/F. The Block III flies farther and carries more weapons than an older F/A-18E/F can do and also is stealthier than earlier Super Hornet models are. (The National Interest)


The Corps is pumping more money into its fleet of small tactical drones than it has in the past two years combined, according to budget documents. In fiscal year 2020, the Corps is planning to drop nearly $34.7 million dollars on tactical drones ― that’s more than double the past two years combined of roughly $14 million, Navy budget request documents detail. (Marine Corps Times)

In this report, we present findings from a year-long investigation ending in November 2018 on an emerging subset of EW activity: the ability to mimic, or spoof, legitimate GNSS signals in order to manipulate PNT data. (C4ADS)


The Corps’ future amphibious-ship launched sea drone known as the MUX is still inching forward despite not making a big splash in the Navy’s fiscal year 2020 budget request. The lack of a highlight in the Navy’s request led some to believe the Corps had ditched the program for a trio of MQ-9 Reaper drones that the Marines requested in 2020 for $117 million. (Marine Corps Times)


The Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center (DIA/MSIC), in conjunction with the Association of Old Crows (AOC), hosted the 2019 Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) Systems Conference in Huntsville, AL on February 4-6, 2019. The event was held in the MSIC auditorium, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama with more than 325 attendees from all segments of the U.S. DOD electronic warfare community including acquisition program representatives, industry developers, and the intelligence community.

New AOC Industry Members
Mar 2019
March 28, 08:30 - 16:00 EDT
Mar 2019
March 28, 11:30 EDT
Mar 2019
March 28, 12:00 EDT
Apr 2019
April 2 - 4, Pt. Mugu, CA
Apr 2019
April 4, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT
Apr 2019
April 11, 08:00 - 14:00 EDT, Washington, D.C.
Apr 2019
April 18, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT
Apr 2019
April 29 - May 1, Atlanta, GA
May 2019
May 9, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT
May 2019
May 13 - 15, Stockholm, Sweden
May 2019
May 14 - 16, Crane, IN
May 2019
May 23, 14:00-15:00 EDT
Jun 2019
June 3-26 (8 sessions), 13:00-16:00 EDT
Jun 2019
June 4-6, Charleston, NC
Jun 2019
June 6, 14:00-15:00 EDT
Jun 2019
June 20, 14:00-15:00 EDT