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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. 

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

Technical papers will be sought from US government, academia, industry, operational units and subject matter experts on concepts, technologies and capabilities that will enable force level electromagnetic warfare. There will be three sessions focused on joint long range fires, joint all-domain command and control and information advantage. We are exploring novel technologies and innovative electromagnetic warfare applications that will provide game-changing solutions to the warfighter in contested and congested environments. 

Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Passive precision targeting
  • Cognitive electronic warfare (EW)
  • Artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • Mission engineering
  • Electromagnetic battle management
  • Resiliency of EW and radar technologies
  • Advanced electronic attack, non-kinetic fires and countermeasures
  • Offensive and disruptive counter intelligence surveillance
  • Reconnaissance and targeting.

Learn more.


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.

Powerhouse processing for real-time data using HBM Technology
Models 5585 and 5586 3U VPX SOSA aligned boards combine three times more FPGA logic, twice the number of DSP engines, a 20-fold boost in memory bandwidth plus powerful 100 GigE interfaces ensures significant gains in real-time parallel processing.
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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.

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.

Empower RF Systems, Inc.
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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.


Next Generation Jammer

In today’s episode, podcast host Ken Miller and CAPT David J. Rueter, US Navy, Program Manager for NAVAIR PMA-234, discuss the progress and future of the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ), the Navy’s state-of-art replacement for the venerable ALQ-99 Jamming Pod currently used on EA-18G Growlers, and the EA-6B Prowlers before that. Ken and CAPT Rueter also discuss today’s dynamic threat environment and what the NGJ brings to the fight, including each of the three NGJ increments: mid-band, low-band, and high-band.

Start Listening now.

To learn more about AOC and this podcast, visit

Thank you to our episode sponsor.

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

Industry News

Airplanes flying into Israel from the west are again experiencing problems, due to a signal spoofing system installed by Russia in Syria, Israel’s Kan news outlet reports. According to the report, pilots began having issues a few weeks ago, and Israel has sent a message to Moscow informing it that the system is interfering with its civilian airspace, but Russia has insisted the system is needed to protect its soldiers. (The Times of Israel)


Northrop Grumman is conducting research and development to adapt its electronic attack platform — built for the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer — to fit on smaller ships, a company official said. (C4ISRNet)


Defense giant Lockheed Martin on Tuesday named Jesus “Jay” Malave as its new chief financial officer, with immediate effect. Malave, the former senior vice president and CFO for L3Harris Technologies, replaces Kenneth Possenriede, who retired suddenly in August. (Defense News)

Asian Defense
New AOC Industry Members

Ad Hoc Research 

Sciens Innovations

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