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Less than 6 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!


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.


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)

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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 (invited)
Vice ADM (Ret) Joe Rixey, VP International Program Support, Lockheed Martin
Lt Gen (Ret) Bob Elder,
USAF, Symposium Chair
Mr. Gregory M. Kausner, SES, Deputy Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
Ms. Heidi Grant, Director, Defense Technology Security Administration
Mr. Michael Shoults, SES, Director of Policy, Programs and Strategy, International Affairs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (International Affairs)
Ms. Ann Cataldo, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Export & Control (DASA DE&C)
Maj Gen (Ret) Richard Johnston, USAF, Director, Business Development International Air Mobility and Maritime Missions, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

... and MORE great speakers! View all event speakers here


Achieving Freedom to Maneuver Leveraging Non-Kinetic Capabilities

Distinguished Speakers

Mr. Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow, CSBA
BGEN Frank Kelley, USMC (Ret), Vice President, Defense Acquisition University (DAU)

Click Here to view the Draft Agenda!

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.

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


New Technology & Methodology for Mission Assurance in EW/CYBER

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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!

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.


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


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

API Technologies
Active and passive RF components and modules supporting critical EW missions.
Visit us at Booth 207 at this year’s AOC International Symposium & Convention and find out more.
Performance That Powers Every Mission

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:

- Power Systems Test Engineer – General Technical Services, LLC – Aberdeen, MD, United States
- Radar / EW Systems Engineer – CEA Technologies, Inc. – Point Mugu, CA, United States
- DSP Engineer – Amplus Corporation – Denver, CO, 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

Just 11 days after sending its fiscal 2020 budget to Congress, the Navy is back with a new $3.2 billion request for more F-35s, more offensive punch, new tech, and more money to bolster submarine and surface ship depot maintenance. (Breaking Defense)


Defense contractor BAE is working on a system that protects Army vehicles from incoming missiles by scrambling their sensors and sending the projectiles off target. Around 2015, the Army began to acknowledge that rather than using missiles to shoot down enemy missiles, other methods may be available to protect tanks and ground vehicles from such attacks. (C4ISRNET)


The U.S. Army released its new air and missile defense framework March 27 that aims to pursue multimission units and counter emerging threats like drones and hypersonic missiles, the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command chief told Defense News in an interview just ahead of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Symposium. (Defense News)


Starting next year, counter-drone tech for the Marine Corps’ newest ground vehicle and an advanced radar system that can track everything from toy drones to cruise missile will be hitting the fleet. Marine Corps budget request documents sent to Congress outline funding that will see early increments of the Ground Based Air Defense system installed on at least 28 JLTVs and see a total of 13 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar systems fielded before the end of 2020. (Marine Corps Times)


The U.S. Army has selected Martin UAV and AAI Corporation, a unit of Textron, to provide unmanned aircraft systems for platoons to try out as candidates to replace the Shadow tactical UAS. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts are each worth up to $99.5 million over a three-year period. (Defense News)


One of the least talked about, but most potent capabilities that can enhance the survivability of a combat aircraft these days is the ability to deploy towed decoys. Often referred to as "little buddies" by the crews that bet their lives on them, they have existed in miniature form for over two decades on aircraft like the F-16C/D, B-1B, and F/A-18E/F, as well as foreign fighter aircraft. (The Drive)


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.


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.