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

Theme: Force Level Electromagnetic Warfare
Classification: US Secret

There will be three sessions focused on Joint Long Range Fires, Joint All-Domain  Command and Control and Information Advantage. 


Call for Papers Due: 4 March 2022
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. Learn more.

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.

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. 

Stay up to date with advancements in the electromagnetic spectrum operations industry by checking out the Product Showcase! Our monthly email to all of AOC's subscribers has the latest product updates and announcements from our industry partners.

Looking for a product? You can view our recent issues online anytime.

Have one to promote? If you are interested in getting your product in our next issue, contact Sean Fitzgerald at

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.
Mercury Systems
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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.

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

Electronic Warfare Specialist — Nova Systems — Australia

Chapter News

A native to Chicago, having been raised in the Berwyn area, Jerry Dutka had a sense of service and duty at an early age. He spent his entire adult life in service to his country in one way or another, first serving in the United States Marine Corps. The training and character he developed while in the service continued to serve him well throughout his career.

Dutka joined Northrop Grumman (then Hallicrafters) in 1955 and held a variety of positions in both the engineering and manufacturing organizations, with his 44 years of service culminating with his final position as the Director of Mechanical Engineering.

Dutka’s tireless efforts on behalf of the AOC continued beyond his retirement, up until his passing. Through innovative and persistent activity, the AOC scholarship program at the Windy City Roost/Chapter has grown and prospered. Dutka created the Century Club, which supports these yearly scholarships. It is a fitting continuation of engineering development, as he mentored many prominent engineers throughout his career.

Dutka passed away on Feb. 5 and will be greatly missed.

Industry News

Northrop Grumman has delivered to the US Navy the first production example of the IFC-4 Triton, an upgraded MQ-4C that includes signals intelligence payloads. (Flight Global)


Although Congress chose to completely bypass the issue in the recently-signed FY2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA’s) Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) still shows the way forward to addressing the greatest vulnerability to the Nation’s strength and security – loss of semiconductor technology dominance. The ERI had its genesis nearly five years ago with the recognition that continued US leadership in microelectronics was threatened in both the defense and commercial sectors. (JED)


A UH-60 Alpha-model Black Hawk helicopter flew for the first time entirely unmanned as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program, Sikorsky announced Feb. 8. (Defense News)

Asian Defense
New AOC Industry Members

Vadum Inc.

Feb 2022
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Mar 2022
March 7-28, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-4 p.m. EST
Mar 2022
March 8-9, Solutions Complex - Huntsville, Alabama
Mar 2022
2-3 p.m. EST
Apr 2022
2-3 p.m. EST