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Introduction to Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

Presented by Dr. Pat Ford

Whether at home making an overseas call, receiving the latest digital weather report on your personal boat or aircraft, tracking a FedEx package delivery time, watching a live sports broadcast from across the globe or in enemy territory receiving tactical EW data in support of a mission, Satcom plays a critical role in the daily events of our lives. This webinar will provide a short intro to Satcom, including launch vehicles, types of satellites, their orbits and the core elements of a Satcom system.

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


Aircraft RCS Engineering – Historical Perspective, Basic Principles, and Stealth Technology
When: September 13 - 29, 2021 | Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays | 1:00-4:00 PM EDT

This course introduces students to Radar Cross Section (RCS) engineering and its basic 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.

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

Featured Jobs:

- Senior Engineer - Platform Architect – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. –  San Diego, CA, United States
- Senior EW/SIGINT Systems Engineer – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. –  San Diego, CA, United States
- Senior Project Engineer, RF Sensors – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. –  San Diego, CA, United States

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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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. is moving away from a Missile Defense Strategy centered on hit-to-kill anti-ballistic missiles to a hybrid force that includes directed energy weapons and electronic warfare/cyber options, according to Vice Adm. Jon Hill, who heads the Missile Defense Agency. (Breaking Defense)


Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft are among the Air Force’s most-requested assets worldwide, but the service wants to cut back the number of combat air patrols it supports on any given day so it can free up funds in the fiscal 2022 budget to develop next-generation platforms. (Air Force Magazine)


Verdict has conducted a poll to assess the most urgent mission that USVs should engage in. Analysis of the poll results shows that intelligence surveillance and recognition (ISR) is the most urgent mission, as opined by a majority 40% of the respondents, followed by anti-submarine warfare (ASW, 29% votes) and mine countermeasures (MCM, 25% votes). (Naval Technology)


The Joint Staff hopes to soon wrap up its gap analysis to guide implementation of DoD’s new Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) strategy, says Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall, de facto lead for the complex effort to link all sensors to all shooters to enable future All Domain Operations. (Breaking Defense)

IAI ELTA Systems Ltd
Acromag, Inc.
New AOC Industry Members