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September 29, 09:00 – 17:00 EDT (13:00 – 21:00 UTC)

Conference Theme: Cutting Edge CEMA capabilities to Counter Near Peer Competition in the Information Environment

Don’t miss this 1-day virtual summit that will focus on Emerging CEMA Technologies, Innovation and Critical Capabilities, Joint and Army views on the EMS, updates from the field and panel discussions on Terrestrial Layer System and Cyber at the Tactical Edge.

Complimentary Registration for Government, Military and AOC Members!

Featured Speakers include:

LTG Stephen G. Fogarty, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command
MG Peter A. Gallagher, Director, Network Cross-Functional Team
BG Michael E. Sloane, Program Executive Officer, Intelligence Electronic Warfare & Sensors (IEW&S)
BG Martin Klein, Director, Department of the Army’s Management Office-Strategic Operations (DAMO- SO)
Brig Gen Darrin Leleux, Deputy Director, Secretary of Defense’s Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Cross Functional Team
COL Jennifer McAfee, ACM Terrestrial Layer & Identity
COL Kevin Finch, Project Manager, Electronic Warfare & Cyber (EW&C)
COL Daniel Holland, ACM Electronic Warfare
COL Clint Tracy, III Corps CEMA Chief, Deputy G3, G35
COL John Transue, Director of the Army Capability Manager – Cyber (ACM Cyber) for TRADOC
Mr. Stan Darbro, Deputy Director, Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office
Mr. Mark A. “Al” Mollenkopf, SES, Science Advisor, Acting Chief Technology Officer, Army Cyber Command
Dr. Alexander Kott, Chief Scientist, ST, CCDC Army Research Laboratory
Dr. Jeff Boksiner, Senior Research Scientist (ST) for Electronic Warfare, C5ISR Center
Dr. Paul Zablocky, Strategic Technology Office (STO) Program Manager, DARPA

Click here to view the agenda

Session 1: Emerging Technologies & Trends
Session 2: Innovation and Critical Capabilities
Session 3: EMS Enterprise
Session 4: Operational Perspective
Session 5: Acquisition and Programs

Lunch & Learn: Real-time Spectrum Awareness for the Battlefield by Perspecta
Ms. Jennifer Napper, (ret.) Major General, VP Army Segment
Mr. Andrew Portune, Senior Research Scientist

Interested in sponsorship or our Industry Solution Pavilion? Contact Sean Fitzgerald at or 703-549-1600, ext. 222


Electro-Optical/Infrared Sensor Engineering
Dr. Phillip PAce | 10/5/2020 – 10/28/2020 | Web Course
This course presents the fundamentals of electro-optical (EO) & infrared (IR) sensor technology, its analysis and its application to military search, track and imaging systems. Electronic warfare (electronic attack and electronic protection) are emphasized.

Is your team able to maximize their time while working remotely? Perhaps some professional development can help your team advance their skills right now! The AOC recognizes that there is increased demand for virtual learning during these days of quarantine and social distancing. We want to provide the opportunity for your team to expand their professional knowledge while working remotely - which is why we're offering the following discount structure for teams that would like to purchase AOC web courses in bulk:

Bulk Course Discounts for Teams:

- 2 – 9 attendees: 7% off course price ($84 - $150 savings per attendee depending on course selection)
- 10 – 19 attendees: 12.5% off course price ($150 - $269 savings per attendee depending on course selection)
- 20+ attendees: 19% off course price ($228 - $408 savings per attendee depending on course selection)

Contact Caleb Herr at to take advantage of these discounts for your team.

On-Demand Web Course Library

Upcoming Live Web Course Schedule

Electro-Optical/Infrared Sensor Engineering
Dr. Phillip E. Pace | 10/5/2020 – 10/28/2020 | Web Course
This course presents the fundamentals of electro-optical (EO) & infrared (IR) sensor technology, its analysis and its application to military search, track and imaging systems. Electronic warfare (electronic attack and electronic protection) are emphasized. 

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September 24, 14:00 - 15:00 EDT (18:00 - 19:00 UTC)

This webinar will discuss the two primary methods of direction finding: time difference of arrival (TDOA) and angle of arrival (AOA). An overview the requirements and benefits/limitations of each will be presented. The architecture of hybrid geolocation techniques will also be discussed in operational environments.


The AOC Board of Director’s Executive Committee has chosen to cancel the 57th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention scheduled for December 8-10, 2020, in Washington DC.  This decision was made after careful consideration of COVID-19 public health guidelines, multiple discussions with key stakeholders, and a thorough analysis of alternative solutions.  There was an overwhelming consensus that a virtual iteration of our in-person event would fall short of our community’s standard for business engagement and networking. 

While the COVID-19 global pandemic has upended aspects of daily life around the globe, the AOC continues to support our members, exhibitors, and sponsors. During the past few months, the AOC has assessed our usual operations and opportunities to adapt and evolve into new business areas. The AOC Board, Staff, and Chapters remain focused on advancing our mission and delivering value in all aspects of our community in new and innovative ways.  These will be launched in the coming weeks as new initiatives aimed at Advancing Electromagnetic Warfare TOGETHER

In the meantime, the AOC continues to provide a myriad of solutions supporting our geographically distributed community: 

- The Journal of Electromagnetic Dominance (JED) continues to provide analysis and insight into the latest trends in Electromagnetic Warfare (EW)

- The AOC Virtual Series Webinars are faithfully providing bite-sized educational sessions on technical topics relevant to EW

AOC Professional Development Courses continue to bring world-class EW education to remote audiences around the globe

AOC Virtual Summits are bringing senior military & government policymakers together with industry eager to support the needs of the warfighter

- …and many more!

Thank you for your continued involvement and support that is so critical to advancing our mission.  We look forward to gathering again for the 58th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention, November 30 - December 2, 2021, in Washington DC.


Help shape the future of the AOC by choosing the next AOC Headquarters Board of Directors. Learn about the open positions and each candidate’s biography now to be an informed voter. Elections open October 1, 2020.


On July 23, the Senate passed S. 4049, its version of the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). AOC Advocacy took a closer look at the entire bill in our August 24 newsletter, here. However, there is one particular provision that warrants greater attention and analysis. S. 4049 includes Section 173, which transfers responsibilities and functions of electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) from US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) as a Chairman’s Controlled Activity (CCA).

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A Comprehensive Review of Iranian Surface-to-Air Missile Developments

This conference aims to provide a comprehensive review of the latest developments regarding Iranian surface-to-air missile threat systems, including capabilities, concepts of operation and events. Attendance at this conference is appropriate for those involved in the design, development, testing, evaluation and employment of electronic warfare systems, techniques and tactics for protection of U.S. and allied fixed and rotary wing aircraft against air defense threats.

For more information on the conference and sponsorship opportunities, visit:


As a result of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Electronic Warfare (EW) Europe, organised by Clarion Events on behalf of the Association of Old Crows (AOC), scheduled for 16-18 November, will no longer take place in 2020.

The ongoing requirement for a two-week quarantine period following international travel, and potential changes to the UK government’s position on re-opening conferences and exhibitions has led Clarion and the AOC to postpone EW Europe until 25-27 May, 2021. The next edition will be held in Seville, Spain, co-located with Clarion Events’ military training and simulation event, IT²EC.

Shelley Frost, Executive Director of the AOC, said: “With current travel and quarantine restrictions across the globe which will restrict certain countries from participation, it has been decided that we would be unable to hold EW Europe 2020 in a meaningful way. We believe the best thing for the event and its attendees is to reconvene in Seville for a world-class EW Europe 2021.”

Tracy Bebbington, Event Director, Clarion Events Defence and Security, added: “We are terribly disappointed to have to postpone EW Europe, but the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, and partners must take priority. We are already working with the AOC to ensure that the 2021 edition will bring the EW community together for an event that is worth waiting for.”

Clarion and the AOC are looking at digital opportunities which will enable the EW community to convene virtually to discuss developments in the EW, Electromagnetic Manoeuvre, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities and Information Operations sector.

Clarion Events is one of the largest exhibition organisers in the world and holds the safety of all event attendees as its highest priority. As such the company is looking ahead to how physical distancing measures can be incorporated into the planning of all our events in the future and is contributing to broader government and event industry initiatives to support this.


Complex Electromagnetic Warfare and the Multi-Domain Battle webinar is now available on demand. Listen in as our experts discussed the advances, improvements and interactions needed for the transition from traditional war-fighting domains to the multi-domain battlefield.

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BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin for the production and delivery of additional electronic warfare (EW) systems for Lot 15, Lot 16 long lead, sustainment spares and retro fit kits for the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II.
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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

NEW Internship Opportunities!

- Internship Seekers: Search available internships to gain the experience you desire

- FREE Internship Postings: The AOC is committed to supporting the growth of the EW talent pool by offering FREE Internship Postings for AOC Industry Members

Featured Jobs:

- Software Test and Verification Engineering – Boeing –  Tukwila, WA, United States
- Experienced Systems Software Engineer (Phantom Works) – Boeing – Tukwila, WA, United States
- Lead Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer – Boeing – Kent, WA, United States

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The theme for the 2020 IO/EW Symposium, “All Domain Operations from Competition into Conflict,” will focus on how IO and EW contribute to all-domain warfighting challenges, as well as their contributions to achieving a Free and Open Indo-Pacific during competition. This year’s theme builds on the work of the 6th Annual Symposium in 2017, which focused on the Army’s Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) Concept. The Army’s now well-established MDO Concept focuses on optimizing the land force contribution to a Joint fight in multiple domains, and provides a strong foundation for the development of a Joint All-Domain Operations Concept, both of which are intended to be employed across the spectrum of operations from competition to conflict. The 2020 theme also benefits from the presentations and work accomplished at the 7th Annual Symposium in 2018, focused on the roles of IO and EW in overcoming A2/AD challenges, which are a driver for the development of an All-Domain Operations (ADO) concept.


This event will be delivered online and via secure video teleconference in response to the current restrictions on travel to Hawaii following the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The symposium will now start on Monday, October 19 with three days of UNCLASSIFIED presentations, panels, and speakers delivered via the Federal Business Council (FBC) Online Events platform. Classified presentations follow on October 22 and 23 and will be delivered via DOD secure Video-Teleconference. Detailed instructions for DOD and invited Ally and partner militaries for SECRET REL discussions will be published via official message from HQ U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Director of Operations, J3.

Individual registration is required to participate in any of the online presentations of the Symposium. Registered participants can then choose the plenary sessions and separate presentations they wish to attend. Registered symposium participants will need to register for each of the three plenary sessions, and for individual presentations and panels conducted outside of the plenary sessions that will run from 1100-1400 Hawaii Standard Time. For the classified sessions, participating military commands, DOD PME institutions, academia, Industry, and Allies and partners will coordinate with the symposium chair for instructions on how to be connected to the Towers Conference Room for October 22 and 23 over DOD networks.

Please contact the Symposium Chair, Dr. Arthur Tulak, COL USA, Ret, at for more information.

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Due to COVID-19, Singapore went into a lockdown phase from April 7 – June 1. The lock down was then partially released, and the likelihood to have large-group meetings was impossible, which would affect the regular AOC Singapore meetups. To engage the AOC Singapore members during the lockdown period, AOC Singapore worked with a local professional technical training service to offer a distance learning course, “FMCW Radar Design Using SystemVue,” which was offered to the public for a fee and fully sponsored for AOC Singapore Chapter members.


“The Calipers” with Gene “Joker” McFalls on Guitar/Vocals, Caleb Ringley on Guitar, Jeff Sawyer on Bass and Vic Dunston on Drums gathered for a live YouTube event on Saturday, 22 Aug 2020. Gray Beard Productions did an excellent job connecting “The Calipers” and live audience with the world! View the performance here!

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Industry News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper used the Pentagon first AI conference to issue a challenge to China and Russia. The US, he vowed, will lead the world on the military use of artificial intelligence -- including testing an AI pilot in a fighter by 2024. (Breaking Defense)


The US Navy has kick started the research and development of ‘large unmanned surface vessels’ (LUSV) to help the fleet meet its platform shortfall as a means of implementing the concept of ‘distributed lethality’ in the face of growing peer competitor capabilities. (Defence Connect)

Army experiments have shortened the kill chain remarkably – from the time a satellite or drone detects a target to the time an artillery unit opens fire – to “less than 20 seconds,” the head of Army futures Command said this afternoon. (Breaking Defense)


Lockheed Martin says that it plans to "commoditize" its F-16 Viper fighter jet line by offering jets in a single standardized configuration, based on the latest Block 70/72 variant, with a standard base price tag. (The Drive)

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