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Association News

We need YOUR help, YOUR input.

Part of our mission as an association is to corral SMEs across our community to advance our profession globally. Help AOC advance our profession across a range of programs and initiatives, including webinars, publications, and STEM.

Do you have a subject that you think would make a great webinar? Maybe you have a white paper to share on an interesting topic. Or perhaps you can join a committee and share your knowledge with our members and support the association. Reach out to Shelley Frost at to learn how to get more involved and share your expertise.

The Association of Old Crows (AOC) has launched the much anticipated Certified Specialist in Electromagnetic Warfare (CSEW) Certification Program.

Educating and informing the Electromagnetic Warfare community is at the heart of the AOC’s mission and with this new certification program, your professional development training hours can now be applied towards a certified training program.

Learn more.

Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference 2022
February 1-2 | Solutions Complex - Huntsville, Alabama

Join us for a two-day conference in Huntsville, Alabama, with classified presentations on the most recent analysis of advanced and emerging worldwide manportable air defense systems (MANPADS) and electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) guided surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems. The conference is relevant to the current day warfighter, intelligence officers and those in the acquisition community associated with research, development and testing of countermeasures and missile warning sensors. Registration for this classified Secret, U.S. Only conference will be extremely limited due to the seating capacity limits of the session room. View the agenda.


Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) 2022
May 3-5 | Belcamp, Maryland

Theme: The Invisible Battlefield: Deterrence during Competition, Dominance throughout Conflict

Call for Papers: Original presentations are being solicited from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operational Units, and Subject Matter Experts on how current and emerging technologies in electronic warfare, cyber, signals intelligence, information operations, and other forms of non-kinetic engagement will support deterrence of our adversaries win decisively in a joint, multi-domain, high-intensity conflict across all phases of competition.

For more information and submission.

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.

Microwave Photonics Improving DRFM Capabilities Against a New Generation of Radars
January 27, 2022 | 2:00 - 3:00PM EST
Today's jamming systems live with the constant increase in radar technology and need to provide the ability to conter proportional to this rise. With that, DRFM (Digital Radio Frequency Memory), a digital RF memory and one of the most lethal jamming devices of Electronic Warfare, need to be continually evolving to deal with radars that employ the most diverse and complex waveforms and hard processing techniques. In this context, microwave photonics presents solutions for dealing with high instantaneous bandwidth radar threats, in addition to offering good alternatives for the fully analog processing of RF signals to overcome the main limitations of DRFM, which reside precisely in the processes inherent to digitization. The webinar discusses some points related to Electronic Attack tasks, DRFM bottlenecks, and proposes to explore a recirculating-loop with optical amplification to improve EA capabilities.

Register now.

Elma Electronic Inc.
Mercury Systems
Association News cont 3

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.


Delivering the Future of Directed Energy
Directed energy (DE) weapons are changing how we think about electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO). High tech innovations are more rapidly moving DE systems from the lab to the field and into the hands of our warfighters. In this episode, podcast host Ken Miller sits with Mr. Mark Neice, Executive Director of the Directed Energy Professional Society, or DEPS. Ken and Mark discuss some of the progress in DE from the past year as well as exciting new advances on the horizon in 2022 and beyond. Specifically, Ken and Mark talk about advances in DE for counter UAS capabilities and the progress of other systems, including the Navy’s ODIN, HELIOS and Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD), the Army’s DE Mobile SHORAD (M-SHORAD) capability, and the US Air Force’s THOR system. Ken and Mark also discuss the universal application of directed energy and electromagnetic warfare and the importance it holds for DoD and the future of warfighting.

Start Listening.

Wireless Telecom Group

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 Systems Engineer — Lockheed Martin — Mount Laurel, NJ

Principal Senior Intelligence Planner — Apogee — Langley AFB, VA

Electronic Warfare Specialist — Nova Systems — Australia

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Industry News

As anti-ship missile defense warning times are further reduced – whether by means of speed, stealth, or scenario complexity – and the potential increases for sustained salvo attacks, there is recognition of the need to explore alternative hard-kill and soft-kill strategies as part of a layered defense approach. (JED)


"The future network must be high-speed, it must be high-capacity, it must be multi-path, and ubiquitous to the user," said Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey, director of the Army's Network Cross-Functional Team. (Breaking Defense)


The Air Force Research Laboratory’s new space-focused technology executive expects the science and technology community to play a key role in helping the Space Force accelerate its shift toward more hybrid, resilient architectures. (C4ISRNET)


The French Air and Space Force will retire its two C-160G SIGINT planes next year. Will this cause a shortfall in strategic/operational SIGINT collection? (Armada International)

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