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AOC Advocacy strives to release newsletters and briefs relevant to the Electromagnetic Warfare community. Check out the latest issue.

AOC's on-demand courses provide an excellent opportunity for you and your colleagues to expand your knowledge in Electromagnetic Warfare and give you the chance to use up your end of the year budget.

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Register now for the course RF Theory for Electronic Support Operations with Dr. Patrick Ford. This course will now be taking place on March 22-26, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM EDT.
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January 14, 14:00 - 15:00 EST (19:00 - 20:00 UTC)

This one-hour webinar delivers an overview of Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS). We will look at the evolution of IADS from WWII through the Vietnamese War to current times. We will spend some time on the North Vietnamese IADS and the US reaction to it since many of the key EW technologies were developed during this engagement. We will also look at the individual components of the IADS, early warning/ground control intercept (EW/GCI) radar network, command and control (C2) systems, communications networks, airborne interceptors (AI), surface to air missiles (SAM), and anti-aircraft artillery (AAA). We will also consider the overall architecture of the IADS.


The 2021 AOC Board of Directors was sworn in virtually during the annual Assembly of Delegates on Friday, December 4, 2020. We look forward to working with you!

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- Electronic Warfare / Electromagnetic Spectrum Specialist – Valiant Integrated Services LLC –  Langley, AFB, VA, United States
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Mr. Matt Bryant, AFLCMC/WNY chief engineer and immediate past president of the Dixie Crow Chapter, presented Ms. Karen Brigance with the 2020 Dixie Crow Exemplar Award. Karen first joined AOC in 1982. She served two terms as president of the Dixie Crow Chapter, served as current past president for four years, and chairperson for four Dixie Crow EW/IO Technical Symposiums. Karen has served as southern regional director on the AOC board of directors for three years and is about to start her second three-year term. Karen was chair for the AOC Audit and Inspection Committee and is an active member of the AOC Membership and Awards committees.

Karen began her career in the Electronic Warfare Directorate in 1982, working in the Tactical ECM Unit supporting the ALQ-119 RF jamming pod. In January 1990, she moved to DET 8 behind the green door as the program manager for a new development SIGINT system. In 1999, she began leading the Exploitation Division in the U-2 Management Directorate, which provided support to the U-2 Dragon Lady’s ground processing stations, airborne sensors and data links...

Industry News

Congress wants to consolidate and transfer all electromagnetic spectrum operations to a yet-to-be-determined entity. Language about the issue in the defense policy for fiscal 2021 that both congressional defense committees accepted and released Dec. 3 differs from the Senate Armed Services Committee’s version in June. President Donald Trump still has to sign off. (Defense News)


The U.S. Army is looking at developing a network of high-altitude balloons that would fly in the stratosphere and be able to launch swarms of unmanned aircraft, including those configured as loitering munitions, also known as "suicide drones," over enemy-controlled territory. (The Drive)


Officials expect a tool to jointly manage the electromagnetic spectrum to kick off next year, helping commands strengthen battle plans to track and stop threats over the waves. Leaders have discussed the program, called Electromagnetic Battle Management, or EMBM, for some time, and it will now get started in fiscal year 2021. (Defense News)


The Russian defense industry created over two dozen electronic warfare (EW) systems in the past five years which exceed foreign analogues. EW troops switched from traditional jamming to innovative solutions. The share of modern hardware exceeded 70 percent by the end of the year. (Army Recognition)

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