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Modern Threats: Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Conference 2022
March 8-9 | 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.


Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Get more information online or contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald,, 703-549-1600 ext 222. 

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 US 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.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Get more information online or contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald,, 703-549-1600 ext 222. 

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.

Speaker applications for AOC Europe 2022 are now open. To share your expertise with the electronic warfare community on the conference theme ‘Integrating Electromagnetic Effects Across All Domains’ this May in Montpellier, France, submit your application now.

Learn more and submit application.

Microwave Photonics Improving DRFM Capabilities Against a New Generation of Radars
Jan. 27 | 2-3 p.m. 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, Digital Radio Frequency Memory (DRFM), 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.

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.

Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference
May 10-12 | Crane, Indiana

Objective: The overall goal of this signature conference for Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields is to discuss issues related to achieving Force Level EW and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) capabilities across the Services. Technical panels and keynote speakers will address EW and EMSO requirements and emerging technologies necessary to support joint warfighting and achieve an enduring advantage in the electromagnetic spectrum. Government and military leaders across the Department of Defense will present the essential role of EW and EMSO in Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), Joint Long-Range Fires and Information Advantage, and exchange with the EW community how innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are needed to advance collaborative and agile solutions to persistent gaps in our joint warfighting capabilities.

Learn more.


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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.


The History of Crows’ is back with more stories about the world of electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO).

Radar Hunters in the Pacific

The History of Crows’ is back with more stories about the world of electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO). The roots of electronic warfare lie in radar countermeasures–specifically, radar countermeasures in World War Two. We tend to hear more about the aerial radar countermeasure operations in the European campaign. But these operations were used elsewhere, especially in the Pacific theater. In today’s episode, we tell how Japanese radar advancement and the Radio Countermeasure impacted war in the Pacific during WWII.

To help us share these stories, we turn to Mr. Trent Telenko. He is the Section 22 Special Interest Group list admin and social media outreach. Mr. Telenko’s career and expertise includes 33 years as a DCMA Quality auditor, Team lead & staff specialist for aircraft electronics, simulators, missile launchers and drones. His writings have covered electronic warfare and defense intelligence in the Pacific, including Section 22 Special Interest Group aka ‘SIG’, which was responsible for mapping the Australian, New Zealand and American archives for Section 22 materials.

Start Listening now.

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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 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

The U.S. Department of Defense is facing a $5 billion shortfall across its lab and testing infrastructure, and a new innovation steering group is working to identify which of those needs are most critical and find ways to fund them. (C4ISRNet)


It’s not unusual for the military to seek out specialized contractors with a unique set of skills. But a new solicitation has the Army looking for someone with a more artistic bent — someone who can take technical information about the service’s cyber and weapons of mass destruction strategies and turn them into comic books. (Breaking Defense)


The Defense Information Systems Agency announced Tuesday it awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a $6.8 million contract to develop the first prototype for Thunderdome, its zero-trust security and network architecture program. (Breaking Defense)

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