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The AOC Asia Virtual Summit will have two themes – Cognitive EW and Space EW with experts from academia, industry and the military providing their views on how these disciplines will support the warfighter in future operations.

If you are unable to join us live, register now to gain access to the recording. Only registered attendees will receive access to the recording.

Learn more and get registered at

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

No matter what your mission, you need an advantage in the spectrum. A better understanding of the invaluable role of spectrum in military operations is imperative for success.

You are the technology makers, the rapidly evolving designers. Through research and development, you are solving the problems and providing the solutions to the war fighters.

The spectrum is part of your world and touches everything you do. You need to join our mission in order to gain the knowledge you need to drive decisions in your organization.

Need help justifying your attendance? We have resources for you to use.

International attendees: If you require a letter of invitation from AOC in order to secure a visa or funding, we are here to help!

Learn more at

Be sure to book your room at this year's host hotel, the newly renovated, upscale Courtyard/Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown/Convention Center!


Booth Space Selling Out!
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.


AOC is seeking committee members for the following committees. Can you share your expertise and volunteer for these fields?

Training and Education Committee - develop and implement a training and education strategy for AOC
Communications Sub-committee - give input on the future of AOC publications
Future Crow Sub-committee - build programs and resources for young crows

Interested? Reach out to Shelley Frost for more information.

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The AOC Crow Career Builder is a program created by AOC to connect our network of professionals with the next generation of crows. Through step by step communications, our mentors and mentees are given a template for creating a valuable working relationship. Mentees will also have the opportunity to network and socialize among people just like yourselves and make essential connections.

For mentors: Mentoring with AOC consists of a long-term relationship focused on supporting the growth and development of the mentee. A great mentor is able to lead their mentee with empathy, sensitivity and patience, while constantly adapting to changing times and complex circumstances. To become a mentor with AOC, please contact Blain Bekele for the code.

Bandits at Three O'Clock! The RAF's Chain Home Radar and British Strategic Success
Thursday, Sept. 23 | 2-3 p.m. EDT

“Hunter-Leader, Hunter-Leader! Bandits at angels-five, approaching Beachy!” No British Second World War film is complete without the calm voice of the Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter controller instructing the plucky Spitfire pilot on the whereabouts of his Luftwaffe targets as the Battle of Britain raged above southeast England in the late summer of 1940.

The RAF’s success was helped in no small measure by radar, particularly its Chain Home (CH) system which ringed the southern, eastern and northern coasts of the British Isles with a protective radar screen. Chain Home was at the core of the aircraft reporting system which allowed fighter controllers to vector Hurricanes and Spitfires towards their targets. Work on Chain Home commenced in 1938 and it continued to serve until 1949.

This webinar will describe how CH and the RAF fighter reporting service worked, why it was instrumental to British strategic success during the Battle of Britain, the electronic warfare efforts performed against it by the Luftwaffe, and Chain Home’s enduring legacy and influence on air power.

Register now.

We have lined up experts to address the 2021 theme, which discusses multi-domain operations for electromagnetic spectrum dominance. What are the latest threat systems and strategies in electromagnetic warfare? Find out from real-life specialists who plunge into their fields of expertise and share their valuable insights at AOC Europe 2021. In addition, you will get an opportunity to ask them any questions you may have first-hand. Browse the agenda and  register your pass now.

AOC continues to connect Electromagnetic Warfare practitioners, industry partners, policymakers, and procurement decision-makers.

The year 2020 was a massive interruption to life and business, changing how we work, how we connect and forced us into a new way of doing things. We have created new ways to connect and share with our members through these changing times. We have taken events to a virtual space and created new and exciting opportunities for our members to continue looking to AOC as industry leaders.

Now more than ever it's important to keep in touch and AOC sponsorships are a great way to be part of what's happening right now in the electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) industry.

Partner with AOC to increase your reach!
By partnering with AOC, Industry Partners have a variety of ways to connect with members throughout the year. Stay relevant to your customer base, participate in high-level discussions and, most importantly, nurture relationships with key contacts.

Learn more.

Help shape the future of AOC by choosing the next AOC Headquarters Board of Directors. Learn about the open positions and each candidate’s biography now to be an informed voter.

Your AOC dues must be current as of Sept. 20 in order to vote.

Elections open Oct. 1.

Elma Electronic Inc.
Mercury Systems

In this episode, we continue our look into the world of Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) through the first large-scale use of radar and Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) in WWII. The episode shares how they began collecting radio transmissions and turning these signals into tactical intelligence. And that's where we start, at Bletchley Park, the home of Britain's top-secret code breakers. The episode also covers the vital role that EW played in the Battle of Hamburg and Berlin and how it paved the way for Allied Forces on D-Day.

To help us understand these historical battles, we turn to Mr. John Stubbington. He graduated from the Royal Air Force (RAF) Technical College in 1961 before his career in EW and Defense Intelligence. He was the Engineer Flight Commander with No.51 Squadron, operating Comet and Canberra aircraft. He then worked with RAF Bomber Command during the days of the V-Force before becoming responsible for ECM Development with the Bomber Command Development Unit. We also return to historian Dr. Phil Judkins from Leeds University and hear from the National Cryptologic Museum in the U.S.

Start Listening now.

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

Thank you to our episode sponsor.

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

Featured Jobs:

EW/RF Systems Engineer – Arcata Associates – Point Mugu, California, United States
• RF Engineer – Integration Innovation, Inc. (i3) –  Huntsville, Alabama, United States

SpectraScopeRT Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Software
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Young Crow Spotlight

Check out our STEM group and find resources for STEM students, including blogs and webinars.

Chapter News

The Australian Chapter of the Association of Old Crows is pleased to announce the EW Australia 2021 Brisbane Symposium. Being held at Customs House in Brisbane on Wednesday 13 October 2021, this full day thought leadership symposium will focus on: “ADF Information Dominance – Building a Resilient Sovereign Capability”. Attendees will hear Defence and civilian speakers on EW, IO, and Cyber, while being able to maintain connections and expand networks within the Australian EW, IO, and Cyber Defence community. The speaker list is being finalized with further details to be released shortly. For further information, visit

Industry News

“For the first time ever, everybody’s rowing in the same direction,” said Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond on Sept. 21 at the 2021 Air Space & Cyber conference. “It’s going to pay a huge advantage to our nation to reduce duplication, reduce costs and increase our ability to go fast.” (Defense News)


The U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command and Raytheon Intelligence & Space are enhancing mission management and mission-data processing to shift the focus of GPS operations from satellite command and control to basic, user-oriented effects-based operation. (Breaking Defense)


The Air Force Research Laboratory is marking the next step in the development of its space-related infrastructure at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. The $6 million, 10,685-square-foot Wargaming and Advanced Research Simulation (WARS) Laboratory will house wargaming and simulation branches for both the directed energy and space vehicles directorates. (C4ISRNet)

Signal Hound
Acromag, Inc.