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Join Us for the AOC Assembly of Delegates
Friday, December 4, 2020 | 5 p.m. ET
All members welcome! 

The annual meeting will include a report from the President, Muddy Watters, on the strategic and financial future of AOC, a review of 2020, including Chapter awards, scholarship winners and other notable activities. The AOC leadership transition will also be conducted. Mark your calendar to attend.

The following information contains the Nominations & Election (N&E) Committee’s tabulated results of the 2020 Election held during October 2020. The results have been validated and presented to the International Association of Old Crows Board of Directors.

Thank you to all those who ran for an office this year. The quality of the volunteers and their dedication to the organization really shows how fortunate we are to have such leadership available to us.

We’d also like to thank everyone who voted!

Total number of eligible voters – 13,106
Total members voted – 1,465
Percentage of Voters – 11.18%

At-Large Director – 10 Candidates – Only two could be selected (Individual percentages are based on the total 1,465 votes cast)
Greg Patschke – 29.22%
Mike Ryan – 27.24%

3rd Place – 21.50% 
4th Place – 19.45%
5th Place – 14.13%

Northeastern Region – 4 candidates (1514 Eligible voters, 213 votes cast)
Myles Murphy – 30.99%
2nd Place – 30.05% 
3rd Place – 20.19% 
4th Place – 15.02% 
Made no selection – 3.75% 

Southern Region – Unopposed
Karen Brigance

International Region II – 2 candidates (752 eligible voters, 90 votes cast)
Jurgen Opfer – 60.00%


RF Theory for ES Operations
Dr. Patrick Ford | 12/8/2020 – 12/10/2020 | Web Course
After a thorough overview of key electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) concepts, with an emphasis on the RF spectrum and commensurate propagation mechanisms and environmental impacts, the instructor will present several ES placement scenarios (air, sea, and land) to address the advantages, disadvantages, and challenges associated with various RF wavelengths. This will include a one-hour 'hands-on' ES practical exercise for participants, with the instructor reviewing/highlighting possible approaches to the problem set upon completion. The course will also provide a survey of propagation modeling techniques and insight into modern RF operating trends.
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Bulk Course Discounts for Teams Available

AOC's on-demand courses provide an excellent opportunity for you and your colleagues to expand your knowledge in Electromagnetic Warfare and give you the chance to use up your end of the year budget.

There are 16 courses available from world-class EW educators representing a total of 362 hours of in-depth EW training available at the click of a button!

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RFSoC Rugged SFF Enclosure Ideal for Harsh Environments
The  Quartz® Model 6350 is an eight-channel A/D and D/A converter system in a rugged SFF enclosure ideal for SIGINT and COMINT, SATCOM, LiDAR, 5G and LTE wireless applications.
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January 14, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)

This one-hour webinar delivers an overview of Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS). We will look at the evolution of IADS from WWII through the Vietnamese War to current times. We will spend some time on the North Vietnamese IADS and the US reaction to it since many of the key EW technologies were developed during this engagement. We will also look at the individual components of the IADS, early warning/ground control intercept (EW/GCI) radar network, command and control (C2) systems, communications networks, airborne interceptors (AI), surface to air missiles (SAM), and anti-aircraft artillery (AAA). We will also consider the overall architecture of the IADS.

BAE Systems
Mercury Systems
BAE Systems continues mission-critical F-35 EW system production
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.
Learn more about how our EW technology provides unparalleled safety and mission success here.
Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Gowanda Components Group

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

Internship Opportunities

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

- 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:

- Electronic Warfare/Electronic Protection Analyst – Lukos LLC –  Tampa, FL, United States
- Systems Engineer - Reliability (Phantom Works) – The Boeing Company – Tukwila, WA, United States
- Lead Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer – The Boeing Company – Kent, WA, United States

Modular SDR Solution for Mission Critical Systems
Per Vices’ Cyan is a solution that easily integrates into new/legacy systems. Up to 16 independent radio chains, each with 1GHz of RF bandwidth and operation from DC to 18GHz, up to 3000 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth, 400 Gbps of digital backhaul bandwidth, and a converter resolution of 16 bits.
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Chapter News

Dr. Jim Wickes, consulting fellow for survivability at Dstl, UK, and friend to many in the AOC, passed away on Thursday October 22 after a long battle with cancer.

During a lifetime in EW, Jim made huge advances in EW for platform survivability, benefitting the whole free world and saving numerous lives and assets. He had especially close relations with many teams and individuals in the US and 5-Eyes Community, and throughout NATO's science and technology organizations.

Industry News

How do you shrink electronics and bureaucracy at the same time? That’s the challenge facing Jim Faist as he coordinates cutting-edge research across the services. (Breaking Defense)


Beginning early next year, the Pentagon will host the first opportunity for industry to demonstrate counter-drone technology aimed at small systems, the next step in a plan to test out new capabilities twice a year at common test ranges, according to Army officials in charge of the effort. (Defense News)


General David Berger, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, recently laid out a bold vision for his service to organize and prepare itself, at least in part, for a new mission, anti-submarine warfare, as part of equally new and rapidly evolving distributed and expeditionary warfare concepts of operations. (The Drive)


Early next year, two Boeing F-15EXs will arrive at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., for testing. The most tricked-out, advanced Eagles ever built, and the first factory-fresh F-15s acquired by the Air Force since 2004, they’re the lead aircraft in a planned fleet of up to 200 F-15EX fighters to be added over the next 15 years. (Air Force Magazine)


A partnership between two leading Turkish defense companies has launched the country’s first armed unmanned surface vessel, the ULAQ. Ares Shipyard and Meteksan Defence said Oct. 28 the ULAQ was built from advanced composites, has a 400-kilometer range and can travel up to 65 kph. (Defense News)

Abaco Systems
Nov 2020
November 16 - 18, Liverpool, UK
Dec 2020
December 4, 17:00 EST
Dec 2020
December 8 - 10 (2 sessions), 12:00 - 16:00 EST (16:00 - 20:00 UTC)
Dec 2020
December 8 - 10, Washington, DC
Jan 2021
January 14, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
Jan 2021
January 28, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
Feb 2021
February 11, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)
Feb 2021
February 25, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)