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AOC 2021, the Association of Old Crow’s International Symposium & Convention, brings together the full spectrum of people working in electromagnetic spectrum operations.


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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.


Please join us in celebrating this year’s award winners for their exemplary service to our community! Take some time to see our winners and read about the awards they won.

Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): Science, Strategy, Politics
Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

Presented by Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

On March 26, 2019, the White House issued the unprecedented Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses. In an unprecedented move, Congress incorporated the EMP Executive Order into the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act, giving it the force of law.

The White House and Congress are responding to warnings from the nation’s foremost scientific and strategic experts that an EMP generated by the sun or mankind poses an existential threat to electronic civilization and the survival of the American people.

Yet most U.S. government officials and the general public still lack an in-depth understanding of the EMP threat.

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

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Direct Energy Weapons
August 9-25, 2021 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 1:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of direct energy weapons (DEW) across the electromagnetic spectrum. The goal is to provide an understanding of the operation of laser and high-power microwave DEWs in military applications, including their design trade-offs, and target effects.

The course starts with an introduction to DEWs and the physics they are based upon in operation, atmospheric propagation and target effects. It then moves into several sessions on specific forms of DEW, including lasers, high-power microwaves and particle beams. These concepts are then tied together with target tracking in DEWs to explore DEW design at the system level. The course concludes with a session on how DEWs affect their targets and how these effects can be modelled.

The discussion of various DEWs will be reinforced with modelling demonstrations in MATLAB to illustrate how DEWs operate. For more ambitious students, optional labs will be provided to explore these concepts in a modelling environment, with a focus on understanding the design trade-offs and target effects. Register now.

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Unlocking Open Systems Architecture
Open systems architecture is changing the defense electronics market and business dynamics of the Department of Defense (DOD). Advancing software and hardware standards across DOD and military services is leading us to rethink the bridge that connects research and engineering (R&E) to acquisition. But challenges exist, including intellectual property rights, conformance and architectural constraints early in development.

In this episode, Host Ken Miller is joined by Mr. Rodger Hosking from Mercury Systems and a leader in the Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) Consortium and Mr. Patrick Collier from the Aspen Consulting Group. We discuss these issues and challenges as DOD is set to release new standards later this summer.

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

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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

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Industry News

As the F-35 program inches its way through operational testing, the number of critical technical deficiencies is slowly dwindling, dropping from 11 critical deficiencies in January to seven in July. (Defense News)


Ground integration tests of the experimental NTS-3 satellite, designed to demonstrate alternate positioning, navigation and timing capabilities to those now provided by GPS, will begin next month, according to an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) official. (Breaking Defense)


The Army will pilot a new idea to place coders and software developers at the tactical edge to reprogram electronic warfare and radio frequency systems. Known as Starblazor, the pilot will try to identify gaps in Army capabilities and provide information for its doctrine and policies. (Armada International)


Turkey’s leading defense company Aselsan delivered a next-generation electronic countermeasure system to the Turkish Armed Forces, according to Turkey's top defense procurement official. (Defense News)

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