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There are only a few weeks to submit nominations for the 2021 AOC Awards Program! 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 Deadline to submit is June 21!

Aircraft Combat Survivability and Radar Cross Section (RCS)
Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

Presented by Renan Richter

The aircraft combat survivability discipline has come a long way since WWII. New stealth aircraft have been designed with survivability as one of the most relevant pillars. F-117 fighter and B-2 bomber represent a turning point in this context, bringing a new way of conducting raids: extremely stealthy and lethal, thanks mainly to the denial of their RCS. The webinar will start with basic concepts of RCS, followed by a case of study that illustrates how proper management of RCS could improve the aircraft combat survivability against radar detection. Finally, the webinar will discuss some technology trends directed to RCS reduction.

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Re-scheduled due to technical difficulties. If you have already registered, you do not need to register again.

Introduction to Direct Energy Weapons
Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

Presented by Kyle Davidson, PhD, CD

Direct Energy Weapons (DEW) cover a range of systems and applications critical to success in military operations. The goal of this webinar is to help the audience understand DEW systems, the principles of operation, and how they create effects on their targets. Three classes of DEW will be explored: lasers, high power microwaves, and particle beams, which range in maturity from operational systems to almost science fiction. With an understanding of the basics, the system architecture of a DEW will be examined, including generating the source, tracking of targets, atmospheric propagation, and how the resulting wave or particles interact with the target system. Lastly, the presentation will provide an overview of contemporary military applications of DEWs, and where they will evolve in the near term.

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

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Stay up-to-date with advancements in the electromagnetic spectrum operations industry by checking out the  Product Showcase! Our monthly email to all of AOC's subscribers has the latest product updates and announcements from our industry partners.

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

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Aircraft RCS Engineering – Historical Perspective, Basic Principles, and Stealth Technology
When: July 12 - 30, 2021 | Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 1:00-4:00 PM EDT

This course introduces students to Radar Cross Section (RCS) engineering and its basics fundamentals inside the modern EW context. Commencing with a historical overview, the course passes through all the relevant conflicts where the RCS design plays a significant role, followed by considerations about aircraft missions, tactics, and threats. In sequence, the theoretical part begins involving electromagnetic propagation, radar fundamentals, and design of simple and complex RCS objects. Finally, stealth technology is addressed by presenting current challenges and future perspectives. Register now.

Elma Electronic Inc.
Mercury Systems

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.

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Learn more about exhibitor benefits, rates, and how to reserve your booth at You can also contact Sean Fitzgerald at or (703) 549-1600 x222, for more information.

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Industry Perspective on JADC2 and an Update on the EW Working Group

In this episode of From the Crows’ Nest, we continue our series on the role of Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) in Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2). Host Ken Miller sits down with Jim Conroy of Northrop Grumman Corporation for an industry perspective on delivering capabilities that meet JADC2 requirements for speed, compatibility and commonality. Then, Ken is joined by Mr. Patrick Flood, Senior National Security Policy Advisor for Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02), a staff lead for the congressional Electromagnetic Warfare Working Group (EWWG).

To learn more about today’s topics or to stay updated on EMSO and EW developments, visit our website.

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A New Epoch
Electromagnetic energy is a fundamental part of our universe. Humans discovered ways to use this energy for many purposes. From radio to TV, smartphones to Wifi. But electromagnetic energy also influenced another major sector: military operations. Along came the Crows, people who learned electromagnetic energy, applied it to military combat operations, and forever impacted modern warfare. Today, we begin the story of how the greatest scientific minds came to understand this natural phenomenon, how it changed the way we think, live and communicate, and how now electromagnetic spectrum operations, or EMSO, have influenced every major military campaign over the past 100 years. This episode takes you to the scientific roots of EMSO. We hear insights from Mr. Charles “Chuck” Quintero from the Johns Hopkins University of Applied Physics Laboratory, who discusses the evolution of natural philosophy from Sir Isaac Newton to James Clerk Maxwell to Heinrich Hertz. He tells the stories behind the great minds of scientists, physicists, and mathematicians and how they contributed to Maxwell’s theories on electromagnetism and the impact it later had on the world of EMSO.

To learn more about today’s topics or to stay updated on EMSO and EW developments, visit our website.

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Crane Aerospace & Electronics
L3Harris Technologies

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

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Senior Software Engineer – Leonardo DRS –  Germantown, MD, United States
- FPGA Electrical Engineer (Senior) – Intelligent Automation, Inc. –  Rockville, MD, United States
- Software Engineer - Embedded Systems – Intelligent Automation, Inc. –  Rockville, MD, United States

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Chapter News

The Dixie Crow Chapter was delighted to be called upon to once again to prepare and provide lunch for the Boy Scouts at Andersonville National Historic Site on Saturday, 29 May of Memorial Day weekend following the posting of American flags on all the grave markers. Chef Roadkill (Mark Leslein) led the food crew in preparing lunch bags in lieu of our usual buffet service to reduce exposure to COVID-19. Lunch consisted of a brown bag loaded with freshly grilled hotdog, chips (donated by Frito Lay), cookie and a drink. We are truly grateful to have the opportunity to support the Boy Scouts and our Veterans who have sacrificed so much for this great nation. Thank you Dixie Crows for all you do!

Pictured: Mary & Bob Thrower, Billy Gragg, John Lewis, Mike Hopf, Martha and Mark Leslein, Adam Delestowicz, Ron Herpst, Machelle & Joe Rhinerson, Betsy & Linwood Moore + grandson, James Miller & Tom Miller. Not pictured: Scott Wolf Family, John Shawhan, Robbie & Connie Edore.


The Dixie Crow Chapter of AOC hosted a successful 45th Annual Symposium in Warner Robins, Georgia, at the Museum of Aviation, Robins AFB, following COVID-19 Safety Guidelines. The sold out exhibit hall offered the opportunity for vendors to emphasize the importance of Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO), including Electronic Warfare (EW) systems and the vital role Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) provides in protecting our warfighters on today’s modern battlefield.

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Industry News

One of the Department of Defense’s, or DOD's, top independent scientific advisory boards has thrown cold water on the many recent predictions that quantum radar will enable new levels of detection far beyond that of traditional radar systems.


The U.S. Air Force’s $4.2 billion wish list for fiscal 2022 includes about $1.4 billion to buy 12 more F-15EX fighters from Boeing, helping to narrow a projected gap as the service divests its aging F-15C/D fleet. (DefenseNews)


The U.S. Marine Corps’ strategy to overhaul itself by 2030 for a high-end fight in the Pacific is based on a divest-to-invest model: The service will get rid of legacy equipment and units that aren’t useful in the fight it expects in the future, and in return the money that’s freed up will pay for developing the new, sophisticated technology it will need. (DefenseNews)


Radio frequency (RF) and microwave technologies for military and aerospace applications like communications, surveillance, and sensors are being asked to do more in an increasingly cluttered spectrum while end-users ask for smaller size, weight, power consumption, and cost (SWaP-C), as well as the ability to perform in harsh environments. (Military & Aerospace Electronics)


The Department of Defense risks achieving electromagnetic superiority against top adversaries by siloing certain aspects of the discipline across various portfolios, the department’s top electronic warfare officer said. (C4ISRNET)

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