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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 Alan R. Shaffer, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
- The Honorable Don Bacon, United States House of Representatives, NE-02
- Dr. Tim Grayson, Director, Strategic Technology Office (STO), DARPA
- James A. Faist, SES, 
Director, Adv Capability, OUSD Research & Engineering
- Colonel Ivan Pavlenko, Deputy Chief of Combat Support Units of the Joint Forces HQ, Joint Staff Armed Forces of Ukraine
- Rear Admiral Steve Parode, 
Director, Information Warfare Integration (N2N6F)
- Brigadier General David Gaedecke, USAF, Director, EMS Superiority, Deputy Chief of, Staff for Strategy, Integration & Requirements, HQAF
- Mr. Laurence Mixon, Special Assistant to the Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors
- Lt Gen Robert Elder, USAF (Ret’d), AOC Senior Advisory Board


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.

Learn more...

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

"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: 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 
- Polarization
- Jammer RF Spot Size 
- Noise vs. False Targets 
- Range 

Be sure to register for Parts 2 and 3 covering Electronic Support (ES) and Electronic Protection (EP), respectively.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Mercury Systems
RFSoC SOM from Development to Deployment
Measuring only 2.5 by 4 inches, the New QuartzXM SoM Speeds Custom Deployment of RFSoC in SWaP Critical Environments.
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Gowanda Components Group
BAE Systems

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:

- Northrop Grumman is Hiring for Multiple Engineering Positions – Northrop Grumman –  Linthicum, MD; Cincinnati, Beavercreek, OH; Rolling Meadows, IL; Camarillo, Pt Mugu, China Lake, CA; Buffalo, Bethpage, NY, United States
- Signal Processing – Leidos – Beavercreek, OH; Arlington, VA; San Diego, CA, United States
- Principal Software Engineer (Sigint) – Sierra Nevada Corporation – Plano, TX; Folsom, CA; Beavercreek, OH; Centennial, CO, United States

Wolfspeed Enables Gains in Mil Comms
Wolfspeed offers GaN on SiC devices for each stage of amplification as a total solution across numerous frequency bands. An example line up including: CMPA0527005F, CGHV40030F/P, and CGHV40100F/P is for tactical radios with operating frequencies from 0.5 - 2.7 GHz. This solution offers over 40% lineup efficiency, 100 W saturated output power, 42 dB total gain, and -30 dBc at 44 dBm..
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Chapter News

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

QT Canberra
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:
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 or 843-685-2725.

Read more about Rosemary Wenchel's impactful career in defense here, and visit her obiturary.

Evans Capacitor Company
Infinite Electronics
Industry News

The Army is moving into the final phase of bringing its electronic warfare visualization and planning tool to the entire force. The system is a command-and-control planning capability that allows commanders and soldiers to visualize the potential effects of electronic warfare in the field. (C4ISRNET)


Next spring, the Army will deploy 20,000 US-based soldiers to Europe to operate alongside 17,000 allied troops in the massive Defender-Europe 20 exercise.  It will be the US Army’s largest troop movement in 25 years, spreading its forces across Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and Georgia in a test, not only of Army logistics, but the ability of US forces to link up with allies. (Breaking Defense)


In what senior officials described as one of the most historic and significant days for the Air Force, the service officially created its first information warfare entity, known as 16th Air Force, Air Forces Cyber, during an Oct. 11 ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. (C4ISRNET)


The U.S. Army has reported that its light armored vehicles are receiving modern anti-jamming devices that enable reliable GPS/GNSS navigation even in the most challenging military environments. Currently, GPS jamming threat is one of Army priorities, because jamming and interference can seriously degrade GPS position, navigation and time availability – even to the point of total solution denial. (Defense Blog)


With an increasingly crowded and complex electromagnetic spectrum, contemporary electronic warfare threats are naturally extremely serious, as they can operate on a greater number of frequencies, attack with greater range and strength and fire from less detectable locations. (The National Interest)

VIAVI Solutions, Inc.
Analog Devices Inc
Oct 2019
October 26-27, 08:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Oct 2019
October 26-27, 09:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Oct 2019
October 28-30
Oct 2019
October 31 - November 1, 09:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel
Oct 2019
October 31 - November 1, 08:00-17:00 EDT The Renaissance Hotel
Nov 2019
November 7, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
Nov 2019
November 14, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
Nov 2019
November 21, 14:00 -15:00 EST