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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.

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.


AOC is seeking a subject matter expert to help us build our international events. We are looking for someone highly involved in the international EW community that can assist us part-time in developing a program for our AOC Europe and AOC Asia events. No event planning background necessary; we are searching for someone that has their finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the international EW industry to create programs that our audiences need and expect from AOC.

If you wish to hear more about this opportunity, please reach out to Shelley Frost at

Record Signals of Interest with ArchiTek FPGA Development Suite
The Architek™ FPGA Development Suite allows engineers to add custom IP to Pentek’s Talon recording systems. FPGA IP can provide real-time, on-the-fly processing during data acquisition, greatly reducing the time associated with post-processing recorded data.
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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.

Reserve your booth today!
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.

Elma Electronic Inc.
Mercury Systems
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.
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A Conversation With Defense Entrepreneurs Forum
The national security community thrives on innovation. Today, we’re joined by Mr. Michael Madrid, Executive Director of the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF), to discuss how DEF brings entrepreneurs from around the country to build a culture of innovation together. Ken and Michael discuss leveraging cross-sector expertise to empower people and agencies to embrace new approaches, technologies, and strategies. They also explore how organizations like the Association of Old Crows (AOC) and DEF can work together to create enduring opportunities for today’s entrepreneurs.

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

The Optimal Coaxial Feeder Cable-Connector Combination
The Times family of TCOM® cables are the most versatile line of low loss coaxial cables on the market. They exhibit all of the qualities of our popular LMR® cable family such as low loss, flexibility and ease of termination and then take it up a couple of notches. TCOM® is extremely rugged and is often the first choice for field deployable applications in both the military and commercial markets.
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Young Crow Spotlight

Sergeant Ussel is part of the 3D Radio Battalion, III MEF Headquarters Group, Marine Corps Base, Hawaii. He has exemplified serving the community by selflessly devoting off-duty hours toward improving community relations across the island of Oahu and mentoring other young Marines. He is enthusiastic about helping others and has been an exceptional young member of the Diamond Head Chapter and look forward to his continued perspective of growing and promoting EMSO and IO across the Indo-Pacific.

Interested in highlighting a young crow you know? Contact Glorianne O'Neilin at to submit your nomination.

Navy League of the United States
Chapter News

EW101 is a concepts-driven, three-day introductory course to EW, with theory presented with minimal mathematics. This is an ideal course for those new to EW, supporting EW (software development/marketing/management), or those returning to EW requiring a short refresher on key topics. The course includes both lecture and practical exercises that reinforce the topics presented.

Industry News

The U.S. Army has begun the next phase of its High Accuracy Detection and Exploitation System, or HADES, which is intended to provide the mission payload for the service’s next-generation airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) system. (The Drive)


It’s not every day that the first graduates of a new special warfare school roll off the line, but that’s what happened on Thursday at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina when an undisclosed number of students received their grey berets to become Special Reconnaissance airmen. (Task & Purpose)


U.S. Air Force electromagnetic spectrum operations were so meager over the last few decades that the service’s top official said recently that it had been “asleep at the wheel” on electronic warfare. (C4ISRNET)

The Miniaturised Orbital Electronic Warfare Sensor System (MOESS) project for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is entering the third phase of development. (Shephard Media)


One of the the founding fathers of the Space Force is less than enthusiastic about the new service’s push to take over responsibility from NRO for providing tactical-level intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance from space. (Breaking Defense)

IAI ELTA Systems Ltd
Acromag, Inc.