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AOC 2021, the Association of Old Crow’s International Symposium & Convention, is taking place this week in Washington, D.C.! On-site registration is available, if you want to catch the rest of the event.

Keep up-to-date with everything that's happening.

From the Crows' Nest Podcast Episodes From AOC 2021

From the Crows' Nest Podcast episodes with interviews and recaps will be released throughout AOC 2021, the Association of Old Crows International Symposium & Convention. Start Listening now!

Introduction to Satellite Communications (Satcom)
Dec. 6-10 | Monday, Wednesday & Friday | 1-5 p.m. EST

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 course will cover the core material required for participants to understand and discuss basic Satcom theory and operations. Specifically:

  • Historical Perspectives/Background
  • Satellite Types and Configurations
  • Orbits and Associated Communications Impacts
  • Launch Vehicles
  • Space, Ground, and User Segments
  • Satellite Links/Link Equation
  • Frequencies and Propagation Impacts
  • Survey of Recent Satcom Launches

Register now

Elma Electronic Inc.
Mercury Systems

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.

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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Saab AB

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:

• COMM Engineer — KBR — Chantilly, Virginia

• Research Analyst (Experienced Military/Naval Warfare) — Institute for Defense Analyses — Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Young Crow Spotlight

Marichel Briggs is an electronics engineer who has been supporting the warfighter as a civilian for more than eight years. Marichel is currently working on the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). Her drive to learn and grow has resulted in process improvements and costs savings, while still providing an accurate and effective product. Marichel is also a great mentor to others on her team, which promotes a more cohesive and effective team. In an area that is still fairly new, Marichel has been able to provide great insights to tool and requirements development. Marichel is a great asset to the Navy and a great engineer.

Naylor Association Solutions
Industry News

Hypersonic weapons are a top research-and-development priority for the Defense Department. However, the Pentagon wants industry to bring costs down as it moves to buy the systems in large quantities, a top official said. (National Defense)


Two locally produced drones have made their debut at the Egypt Defence Expo this week. (C4ISRNet)


Despite pandemic lockdowns and other hurdles, the United Kingdom is moving quickly toward making its fleet of F-35B joint strike fighters fully operational. (National Defense)