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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.  

Keynote and High Ranking Speakers

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.


Less than 3 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.

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A complete agenda for the event can be found here!


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)
Captain Brian Luke, Commanding Officer, Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group
Dr. Daniel L. Lough, NRO
Captain Susan Bryer-Joyner, Information Warfare Commander; Carrier Strike Group Eight
Mr. Jonathon Searight, USN, CTO 10th Fleet

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


Achieving Freedom to Maneuver Leveraging Non-Kinetic Capabilities

Distinguished Speakers

Dr. Paul Zablocky, Strategic Technology Office (STO), Program Manager
Dr. William Conley, Director Electronic Warfare, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment
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!


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.


This webinar will begin with a discussion of radar cross section (RCS) which is an important characteristic of military vehicles, such as aircraft, warships, and tanks. The concept of RCS as the effective cross-sectional area of the target as seen by the radar will be discussed. It’s measured in square meters (m2) or decibels above a square meter (dBm2). Alternatively, the RCS of a target can be considered to be the cross section of a metal sphere (in m2) yielding the same return amplitude as the target. The presentation will discuss the basics of RCS technology and the evolution of stealth technology over the past several years.  Examples of modern operational stealthy platforms will be presented.


As a member of the AOC, YOU decide the future of this great organization. Before elections begin, you will receive additional information from the AOC on how you will be able to vote this year. The AOC is excited to announce this year’s election slate, comprised of:

Glenn “Powder” Carlson
Craig Harm
Rich Wittstruck

Antonino Amoroso
Brian Hinkley
Haruko Kawahigashi
Gary Lyke
Mike Ryan
Darin Nielsen
Kenneth “Kilo” Parks
Greg Patschke

Pacific Region Candidates
Vince Battaglia
Rick Lu

International Region I
Sue Robertson


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

Machine Learning for EW
Kyle Davidson
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

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

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Mercury Systems
First 100Gb-Capable COTS FPGA Board
For the most challenging real-time data digitization, processing, and storage applications, there is a new, higher-performing 6U OpenVPX board – the WILDSTAR 6XB2. RT3 backplane connectors deliver 100Gb per Fat Pipe.
Learn More
Crane Aerospace & Electronics

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
- Research Analyst - Air Warfare Radar – The Institute for Defense Analyses – Alexandria, VA, United States
- Research Analyst - Air Warfare IRST – The Institute for Defense Analyses – Alexandria, VA, United States

Chapter News

The Association of Old Crows D.C. Capitol Club Chapter hosted its 2nd Annual Cherry Blossom lunch cruise on April 9. 

It was a great networking event with fellow Crows. This sold-out event was joined by academia, industry and government. It was wonderful to see our local STEM partners attend and share new opportunities for STEM outreach with local K-12 students in the community. Our chapter continues to advocate on behalf of industry and educate members of the community on STEM. 

We look forward to next year's event and hope to see many new faces from the community.


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 U.S. Air Force has sent F-35A Joint Strike Fighters on their first-ever operational deployment to the Middle East. The arrival of stealthy fighter jets to the region comes after the service decided to pull its F-22 Raptor stealth fighters from the region for the first time in years. (The Drive)

On April 11, AOC Advocacy’s SIGINT Industry Partnership Project (IPP) held its first USMC SIGINT Day on Capitol Hill. The event was comprised of two parts, a congressional panel discussion entitled “Winning the EMS: Assessing the Future of USMC SIGINT,” and an Industry Solutions Forum (ISF).

The National Defense Strategy Commission identified Electronic Warfare (EW) as a critical capability to ensure the U.S. military remains competitive. In its FY2019 and FY2020 Defense Budget overview documents, the Department of Defense (DOD) identified EW as a priority to improve platform and network survivability; provide advanced jamming techniques to disrupt radars, communications, and command and control systems; and provide measures to defend the space domain and maintain power projection forces. (USNI News)


Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division hosted more than 650 industry and government electronic warfare leaders from the United States for the 48th Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium held April 2-4 at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California.


The Air Force’s most advanced fighter jet has, for the first time, been deployed to the Middle East.
F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter lead-contractor Lockheed Martin reconfigured a host of its contracts with its suppliers to lower the aircraft price tag, improve readiness and control ongoing maintenance costs. (USNI News)


Close on the heels of Air Combat Command chief Gen. Mike Holmes’ teaser on the results of a year-long review of electronic warfare, the Air Force on Tuesday gave some more specifics on how it will add new organizations and structure to better address electromagnetic superiority in the coming years. (Air Force Magazine)


AVX Aircraft and L3 Technologies have revealed an advanced compound helicopter design with a coaxial main rotor as their entry for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program, or FARA. (The Drive)


After more than 25 years of successful but one-sided combat operations, plans to replace the U.S. Air Force’s legacy big-wing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft with new jets are in doubt. (War on the Rocks)