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The AOC STEM Student of the Year Scholarship
AOC provides scholarships to students currently in their sophomore or junior year of college. Each year, one male and one female student studying engineering or engineering technology and interested in working in the aerospace and defense industry is awarded a scholarship of $12,500 each. These scholarships are funded by a generous donation from Raytheon Intelligence & Space funds these scholarships. Learn more.

Electronic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies Conference
May 10-11 | 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 Learn more.

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

Speakers Added!

For more information and submission.

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

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. 

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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Tactical ESM
Feb 24 | 2-3 p.m. EST

This webinar is intended for an audience that wants to gain additional knowledge about tactical electronic support measures (ESM) technology and procedures. We will discuss Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) including its two components Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Communications Intelligence (COMINT). We will present applications of ELINT. We’ll discuss SIGINT platforms including aircraft, spacecraft, and ships. The ESM search challenge along with the probability of intercept will be examined. Typical emitter characteristics that ESM system can measure for pulse radar will be enumerated. We will discuss the use of ESM against low probability of intercept signals. The final major topic is passive emitter location techniques specifically direction of arrival measurement approaches.

Register now.

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.

Final call to submit your speaker application for AOC Europe 2022. Don't miss the opportunity to share your expertise on the overarching conference theme, 'Integrating Electromagnetic Effects Across all Domains'. To be a part of our panel of experts in France this May, submit your paper by Monday, Feb. 28.

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

Global Security Panel Discussion
In this episode, host Ken Miller shares with the listeners a special discussion that took place at AOC 2021, the 58th Annual AOC International Symposium & Convention. The discussion covered the rise of the Taliban, Global Security, and Counterterrorism 20 years after the beginning of Afghanistan and Iraq. EMSO is central to combat operations across all warfighting domains and is quickly becoming the backbone of Global Security. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Douglas Ollivant, Senior National Security Studies Fellow at the New America Foundation and Managing Partner at Mantid International. The panel also included: Ambassador Douglas Lute, former United States Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council, NATO’s standing political body, Mr. Mark Kimmitt, former Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs under President George W. Bush, and Mr. Peter Bergen, journalist, documentary producer, Vice President for Global Studies & Fellow at New America, and CNN national security analyst.

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:

Electrical Engineer — Leidos — Albuquerque, New Mexico

Electronic Warfare Specialist — Nova Systems — Australia

Chapter News

Our Dixie Crow Symposium Committee, Dixie Crow Chapter President, Adam Delestowicz and the Chapter Directors cordially invite you to join us for all the exciting events Dixie Crow Symposium 46 has to offer. Thank you in advance for your support of this important Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Trade Show.

View the schedule of events here!

Industry News

Oracle this week announced it can now handle some of the Department of Defense’s most sensitive data on one of its platforms, extending the cloud giant’s reach in the military sphere. (C4ISRNet)


Self-driving cars are the buzzing news of the future of automobiles, but the Army has a bigger problem – getting tactical vehicles to drive over rough terrain autonomously. To get after that challenge a Pentagon-driven “innovation network” held a hackathon Thursday that laid out the obstacles to getting autonomous vehicles off-road and doled out cash prizes of $15,000 each to help solve the puzzle. (Defense News)


New recommendations released Tuesday to boost defense industrial base competition make clear the Pentagon is concerned about industry consolidation, particularly around hypersonic weapons. (Defense News)

Asian Defense