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Join us next week for the second EMS Virtual Summit.

Our packed agenda includes several engaging keynotes; experts from Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Pt. Mugu and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane; a panel discussion highlighting EW efforts led by the next generation of crows; and during breaks, you will have the opportunity to join our industry partner webinars to learn more about what they are doing to better serve our warfighters.

The best part of a virtual summit - you can pop in and out of the sessions that interest you most or stay for all of them.

Registration is FREE to AOC members, military, and government employees. Get registered now!

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Only a few spots remain. Get more information online or contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald,, 703-549-1600 ext 222. 

This regularly scheduled podcast will feature interviews, analysis, and discussions covering leading issues of the day related to electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO). Topics include current events and news from around the world, US Congress and the annual defense budget, and military news from the US and allied countries. We will also bring you closer to AOC events and provide a forum to dive deeper into policy issues impacting our community.

Check out the trailer now.


The next AOC Virtual Series webinar is on Thursday. There's still time and space to register:

Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
Fast Switching Synthesizers for Emerging EW Systems
Presented by Uri Yaniv

EW equipment for the new threats needs to meet much better performance than previous systems. Frequency synthesizers are critical elements in receivers, transmitters, jammers, real-time spectrum measurement, digital RF memory loops, and more. Switching speed, phase noise, and signal purity determine the performance and response time of Electronic Attack and Electronic Protection (EP) systems. In addition, advanced real-time modulation over wide instantaneous BW (IBW) and the ability to support multiple simultaneous targets are essential to address modern system requirements needed to address the new generation of fast frequency hopping radars, swarms of Drones and multiple missiles attacks. Size, weight, and power (SWaP) limitations are dictating reduced size to be able to integrate advanced EW systems in PODS, Drones, and Army Humvees. SOSA 3U VPX becoming the standard for next-generation services packaging and interchangeability. Learn more.

Be sure to check out the full 2021 schedule to sign up for more webinars.


CEMA 2021 is heading to Belcamp, MD in May! Registration is now open but space is very limited in-person. We are currently adding people to a waitlist, and will add more spots should they open up. We are offering a live stream option for those who cannot join us in-person.



Find out more at

Sponsorships are sold out.


The latest edition of the AOC Advocacy Newsletter is now available. In this edition, AOC is proud to announce the details of our first podcast launch. We cover the latest HASC CITIS Subcommittee hearing on EMSO and provide you with all upcoming Business Opportunities! As always we welcome your feedback to Ken Miller, Director of Advocacy and Outreach at You may also contact, Tala Alshaboot, Research Assistant, Advocacy and Outreach at

MIL & SWaP-C ATR & SFF Platforms
Choose cooling by conduction, convection, or liquid flow-through, Elma Electronic builds thousands of highly rugged ATR and SFF enclosures for use in all kinds of harsh environmental conditions. Our in-house testing ensures the best quality, we test our products in-house for thermal, shock and vibration. Available for OpenVPX, SOSA, VME, CPCI & COMe, and custom form factors.
Find out more

A central tenant of the AOC's mission is recognizing individuals, groups, and military units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the AOC and the Electromagnetic Warfare enterprise. AOC has a number of awards that are available each year, with two categories - Competitive and Non-Competitive. Find out more at

We know it's hard to stay up-to-date with advancements in the electromagnetic spectrum operations industry. That's why we created the Product Showcase, a monthly email to all of AOC's subscribers with the latest product updates and announcements from our industry partners.

Looking for a product? You can view our recent issues online anytime.

Have one to promote? If you are interested in getting your product in our next issue, contact Sean Fitzgerald at

Elma Electronic Inc.
Mercury Systems

Decide the future of the Association of Old Crows! Nominations for the AOC board of directors for the 2021 elections are now open. For regional directors, only members from that region are eligible to vote for their potential representative. Nominations are due NLT May 1, 2021. Positions that are eligible for election this year are:

  • President-Elect
  • At-Large Director (2 available)
  • Central Region Director
  • Mid-Atlantic Region Director
  • Mountain-Western Region Director

Find out more information.


AOC Raytheon STEM Student of the Year Scholarship

A fundamental part of the AOC's mission is investing in the next generation of Crows. One of the most significant ways we do this is by providing the AOC/Raytheon Scholarship to sophomore and junior year college students. We provide two scholarships annually, each in the amount of $12,500.

Do you have a child, sibling, cousin, neighbor, or friend studying in the fields of engineering or engineering technology? Encourage them to apply!

Applicants must be Sophomores or Juniors in the 2021-2022 school year and must apply by April 30, 2021.

Find out more and apply!


US Army Cyber Corps Warrant Officer Scholarship Program

The Cyber Corps Warrant Officers Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to US Army Cyber Corps (i.e., 170A, 170B, and 170D) warrant officers. Awards range from $1,500 to $3,000. To qualify, applicants must be a CW3 or under, demonstrate excellent promotion potential, be in the Cyber Warfare or Electronic Warfare (EW) workforce, have a minimum of two years left on active duty, and be eligible and accepted to attend a Masters or PhD program. Applications are due by May 30, 2021.

Find out more and apply!

Webinar: Automation in tactical MANET network planning
Building a resilient tactical radio network with self-healing properties can offer huge benefits in end-to-end connectivity to maximise interconnections. ATDI will demonstrate the benefits of an API interface featuring real-time tactical analysis and integration with military tactical maps. Register a webinar to learn ATDI’s Intelligent Automation in peer-to-peer, self-forming/self-healing networks planning. 
Register for the webinar.
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

Find Your Summer Intern!

If you're looking for talented and hungry young candidates for internships, post your open positions today! As part of our commitment to the growth of the EW talent pool, we're offering free internship postings for AOC Industry Members.

Featured Jobs:

- Radar and SAR Exploitation Scientist – Areté Associates – Chantilly, VA, United States
- Electronic Warfare Technician – Alion Science and Technology –  Robins AFB, GA, United States
- Electrical Engineer, Sr. – Alion Science and Technology –  Robins AFB, GA, 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

AOC President, Glenn “Powder” Carlson posthumously presented Mr. Tim Clark with the AOC Distinguished Service Award at the 45th Dixie Crow Symposium at Robins AFB, GA. Tim’s widow, Dianne Clark, was present to accept the award, which was presented by Col Gregg Jerome, AFLCMC/WNY SML, and Adam Delestowicz, Dixie Crow Chapter President.

During the Symposium, Colonel Jerome and Chapter President Delestowicz also presented the Dixie Crow 2021 Young Crow Award to Mr. Lucas Kinser.

ATDI- Advanced Topographic Devel. Imagess
Naylor Association Solutions
Industry News

The UAE is likely to receive its first F-35s by 2027, Bilal Saab, senior fellow at the Middle East Institute and former Pentagon official in charge of security cooperation in the Middle East tells Breaking Defense.


A top U.S. Navy official has laid out new details about the service’s vision for its future carrier air wings, including plans for the replacement of its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet multirole fighters. (The Drive)


The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) has established a new electronic warfare (EW) unit at Camp Kengun in Kumamoto Prefecture on Kyushu Island to enhance its ability to defend Japan’s southern remote islands. (Janes)


The Marine Corps' ground-based laser systems, which can be mounted to the tops of vehicles to take down drones, now have stronger beams to combat airborne threats. The Corps has a new $2.5 million agreement with Boeing to service its Compact Laser Weapon System for the next five years. (

Wireless Telecom Group
Acromag, Inc.
Apr 2021
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