The AOC International Symposium & Convention, the industry’s leading, three-day event, brings together nearly 2000 professionals from 30+ countries spanning industry, military, and government sectors. Learn from subject matter experts and influencers from military, government, academia and industry who will speak to a multitude of topics around the theme of “Building the EMS Enterprise”. Whether it is from a main stage keynoter, a breakout session panelist, or an Innovation Stage message, plan to walk away equipped with the latest developments in technology and governance in pursuit of EMS capability superiority.
Click here to register! Join us for an earlier convention this year, from October 28-30!
Whether you're interested in attending our symposium sessions or just the exhibit hall - we have the right pass for you.
Keynote and High Ranking Speakers
- The Honorable James Langevin, United States House of Representatives, RI-02 (invited)
- The Honorable Don Bacon, United States House of Representatives, NE-02
- The Honorable Alan R. Shaffer, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
- Lt Gen Robert Elder, USAF (Ret’d), AOC Senior Advisory Board
- Dr. Tim Grayson, Director, Strategic Technology Office (STO), DARPA
- James A. Faist, SES, Director, Adv Capability, OUSD Research & Engineering
- Rear Admiral Steve Parode, Director, Information Warfare Integration (N2N6F)
- Mr. Laurence Mixon, Special Assistant to the Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors
- Brigadier General David Gaedecke, USAF, Director, EMS Superiority, Deputy Chief of, Staff for Strategy, Integration & Requirements, HQAF
- Brigadier General Lance Landrum, Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development (J8), Joint Staff
Fundamental Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy | 10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019
This is a two day overview of Electronic Warfare (EW) with little math above Algebra. It assumes no prior knowledge of the field, but will allow you to understanding the underlying principles of EW and make some important performance calculations.
Machine Learning for EW
Kyle Davidson | 10/26/2019 - 10/27/2019
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of machine learning and its application to modern Electronic Warfare (EW) and cyber solutions.
Advanced Principles of Electronic Warfare
Dave Adamy | 10/31/2019 - 11/1/2019
This is a follow-on overview course to the EW Fundamentals course presented at the beginning of the AOC convention. It builds on the earlier discussion, extending coverage to new generation radar and communication threats and countermeasures against them.
Electronic Countermeasures – Theory and Design
Kyle Davidson | 10/31/2019 - 11/1/2019
The goal of this course is to educate the participants in the the field of Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and Electronic Attacks (EA). This includes the complete countermeasures development cycle from analysing threat systems, to developing jammer techniques, and finally confirming their effectiveness.
21st Century Electronic Warfare, Systems, Technology, and Techniques
Dr. Clayton Stewart | 2/3/2020 - 2/21/2020 | Web Course
This course offers a comprehensive overview of modern electronic (EW) warfare systems, technology, and techniques. The domains of electronic attack, electronic support, and electronic protection will all be explored.
"Advancing Electromagnetic Operations in the Asia Pacific Region"
February 4-5, 2020, Singapore
The 4th AOC EW Asia event will consider the future of EW and EM Operations in the changing light of current and emerging threats.
The conference will consist of plenary sessions focusing on operations, defence capability development, and industry inventiveness. AOC EW Asia 2020 will bring together the EW, SIGINT, C4ISR, Cyber EM Activities (CEMA) communities and more. Speakers will include leaders and operators from the military, government, and academia, S&T and international R&D communities and, crucially, industry. This is an unclassified, English-language, pan Asia-Pacific event providing unique networking opportunities, a specialist exhibition and a world-class conference.
Interested in speaking at the 2020 conference? To submit a paper for consideration, visit the event website: www.asia-decs.com/aoc-ew-asia-call-for-papers. Submissions are due no later than October 18.
3 Pillars of EW - Electronic Attack
(Part I of a three-part series)
Thursday, November 7, 2019 14:00-15:00 EDT (18:00-19:00 UTC)
This first session in the 3-part series covers the importance of Electronic Attack. EA is the discipline of attacking an adversary’s access to the electromagnetic spectrum. Individual EA topics include:
- RADAR Electronic Attack (EA) vs. Communications Electronic Attack (EA)
- The Jamming System
- Jammer RF Spot Size
- Noise vs. False Targets
Be sure to register for Parts 2 and 3 covering Electronic Support (ES) and Electronic Protection (EP), respectively.
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 https://careers.crows.org.
- Senior Computational Research Scientist – Applied Research Associates, Inc. – Ohio, United States
- RF Engineer, Systems Design and Test (Electrical) – Applied Research Associates, BerrieHill Research Division (ARA/BRD) – Ohio, United States
- Senior Engineer: RCS Design and Measurement Engineering Support Svcs SENIO02980 – Applied Research Associates, BerrieHill Research Division (ARA/BRD) – Ohio, United States
With a focus on “Electronic Warfare Battle Management and Manoeuvre in the Cyber and Electromagnetic Battlespace," the EW Australia 2019 Canberra Symposium is not to be missed!
November 6, 2019
Canberra, ACT, Australia
View the symposium agenda here!
Click here to see the 2019 symposium speakers and to register!
The Sixth International Conference on Electronic Warfare (EWCI 2020) is being organised by the much Awarded India Chapter of Association of Old Crows (AOC), Bangalore, and has the active support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Government of India, Ministry of Defence and the Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bangalore. The Conference is envisaged to be of great use for modern armed forces, military planners, developers, procurers, testers, trainers, and vendors of the latest EW technologies and systems. Past conferences in the series attracted large delegations from Indian Armed Services, DRDO, Defence PSUs, and national and international EW professionals. A large scale indoor exhibition will accompany the conference, displaying the latest EW products from international EW organisations.
The AOC Palmetto Roost chapter has established the Rosemary Wenchel Memorial Scholarship at Charleston Southern University in honor of Rosemary Wenchel, who served the defense community in various capacities throughout her life.
The scholarship will support a female student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program at Charleston Southern University. Mrs. Wenchel was a leader, mentor, and friend to so many, and the Palmetto Roost endeavors to honor her legacy through this scholarship program.
Full scholarship details can be found here.
Would you like to make a contribution to this scholarship?
Contribute online: www.charlestonsouthern.edu/giving
Checks can be mailed to: Charleston Southern University
Development Office | PO Box 118087 | Charleston, SC 29423
Contact Cady Nell Keener, Assistant Vice President for Development & Special Gifts, for additional questions at email@example.com or 843-685-2725.
Read more about Rosemary Wenchel's impactful career in defense here, and visit her obiturary.
The U.S. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, or NGA, wants to know if Boeing could transform the MQ-25 Stingray tanker drone that it is developing for the U.S. Navy into an unmanned maritime intelligence platform using a modular sensor pod. This highlights continued interest within the Navy, and elsewhere in the U.S. military, in utilizing the Stringray, a test article for which flew for the first time just last month, for missions beyond just aerial refueling. (The Drive)
When it comes to defending infrastructure, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The combined drone-and-cruise missile attack on an Aramco refinery in Saudi Arabia that took place Sept. 14 revealed limitations of the particular defenses in place, and companies that make counterdrone systems leapt at the opportunity to promise an answer to at least some of the threat. (C4ISRNET)
If the U.S. Army has its way, America’s next secret weapon may be an electromagnetic pulse artillery shell that paralyzes an enemy city. These special shells won’t carry high explosive. Instead they will emit EMP bursts, or some other non-kinetic technology, to disrupt the computers, radio communications, Internet links and other ties that bind modern societies. And do so without creating any physical damage. (The National Interest)
Northrop Grumman has received a $1.4 billion Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract from the U.S. Department of Defense covering the supply of nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control aircraft. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the possible sale of up to nine E-2Ds to Japan in September 2018, and Japanese defense minister Takeshi Iwaya announced the deal on October 12, 2018. (AIN Online)
Raytheon is developing the final phase of the electronic warfare planning and management tool (EWPMT) for the US Army. The EWPMT tool is designed to assist the army in planning and managing electronic warfare. It provides the service with the ability to plan, manage and control sensors and systems in the electromagnetic spectrum. (Army Technology)