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AOC 2022, AOC's International Symposium & Convention took place in Washington D.C., Oct. 25–27. Thank you to all those who joined us for a successfull event surrounding this year's theme: The EMSO Playbook: Maneuvering to Win in a New Era.

Listen to From the Crows' Nest podcast episodes recorded live from AOC 2022

Throughout the three-day event, AOC podcast Host Ken Miller recorded live episodes on-site, interviewing speakers and hosting recaps with indivuals attending the event. Listen to the latest episodes.

View Show Daily newsletters, news from the event and browse the photo collection.

2023 AOC Sponsorship Catalog
AOC connects electromagnetic warfare practitioners, industry partners, policymakers and procurement decision-makers.

For over 55 years, electronic warfare (EW), electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO), cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA) and information operations (IO) professionals from military, government, industry and academia have looked to AOC to provide access to emerging technologies and the latest developments to protect the warfighter.

Plan to partner with AOC in 2023! AOC sponsorships are a great way to increase your reach and to be part of what's happening right now EMSO industry.

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Development Platform for SOSA 1.0 & CMOSS
Elma’s new feature-rich E-Frame Development Platform provides all the slot profiles called out in the latest SOSA Technical Reference Standard 1.0 and CMOSS for accelerated test & development of plug-in cards (PICs). The 12-slot backplane supports 100 GbE, high-speed RF and optical I/O, PNT, chassis management and many more features.
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Wireless Telecom Group
Mercury Systems

Testing Your RWR - Accuracy Matters
Nov. 3 | 2-3 p.m. EDT

Accuracy is of the utmost importance when testing a radar warning receiver and maintaining the highest accuracy of your test system is essential. One is only as strong as the other or else you might be initiating countermeasures miles off-target. This presentation will explore how measurement errors and inaccuracies in your test system can compromise the effectiveness of an EW system. We will describe the calibration procedures that can be implemented to achieve higher EW system performance and traceability necessary for the assurance test and evaluation engineers seek.

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Learn Anytime, Anywhere
On-Demand Professional Development Courses From Leading Experts in the EW Field

Achieve your professional development goals and learn at your own pace with AOC’s growing library of 20+ on-demand online courses on EW topics including:

  • Modeling & simulation
  • Communications
  • Radar systems
  • Direct energy weapons
  • Space
  • Machine learning
  • Electro-optical/infrared sensor engineering
  • Small unmanned aircraft system (sUAI)

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Electromagnetic Manoeuvre: Towards a Theoretical Underpinning
Nov. 10 | 2-3 p.m. EDT

Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery warned that losing the war in the air would cost the war itself. Over the best part of a century, airpower has defined conflict. The failure to win and sustain air superiority and supremacy makes victory at best difficult, and at worst impossible. The need to secure Electromagnetic Superiority and Supremacy (E2S) will have a similar effect on the wars of tomorrow. Forces failing to win and hold E2S while denying the spectrum to their adversaries will find victory elusive. E2S is achieved by applying manoeuvre warfare principles to the electromagnetic spectrum. Manoeuvre warfare is not new, but it can teach us about E2S. We will ask how applicable manoeuvre warfare theory is to Electromagnetic Support Operations? How can it guide us and where must we exercise caution? This webinar will define E2S. It will explain its centrality to contemporary and future battles. It will summarise the tenets of manoeuvre warfare theory and discuss their applicability to E2S. Above all, it will seek to articulate a theoretical framework for E2S manoeuvre.

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The Optimal Coaxial Feeder Cable-Connector Combination
The Times family of TCOM® cables are the most versatile line of low loss coaxial cables on the market. They exhibit all of the qualities of our popular LMR® cable family such as low loss, flexibility and ease of termination and then take it up a couple of notches. TCOM® is extremely rugged and is often the first choice for field deployable applications in both the military and commercial markets.
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Show Daily with Eric Bamford and Bob Andrews

Coming to you drunk at the bar at AOC 2022 —

In this episode of From the Crows’ Nest, host Ken Miller sits down with special guests Eric Bamford, International AOC Board Member from the Norwegian Air Forces and Bob Andrews, AOC Director of Global Events. Ken and his guests discuss innovation and workforce development from a NATO perspective and what lessons NATO can learn from the current Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Ultra Electronics Limited – EWST
Microwave Products 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:

•  Systems Engineer — NSA — Fort Meade, Maryland, United States

USINDOPACOM Joint Exercise Experiment Planner (Cyber SME) — Valiant Integrated Services — Camp H M Smith, Hawaii, United States

SpectraScopeRT Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Software
SpectraScopeRT - Windows based spectrum analyzer application requiring no programming and allows for integrated operational control of both the downconverter receiver and the digitizer for signal capture, analysis, recordings. Analysis displays include IQ Time Domain, Frequency Domain, I Spectrum, IQ Power Spectrum, Constellation Plot, Spectrogram Plot, Persistence Plot, and Histogram Plot. Multiple windows can be shown simultaneously with auto tile and cascade options or manually sized and placed as desired.
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W. L. Gore & Associates
Chapter News

AOC President Brian Hinkley presented CDR Wolf's AOC Achievement Award to CAPT Rob Smilie, the President's coin No. 46 to Arthur Tulak and Chapter of the Year Award to Diamond Head Chapter President John Salvador.


Rod and Robyn Brooks hosted the Dixie Crow Annual Picnic “Crowtoberfest and BBQ Cook-Off” at their ranch in Lizella, Georgia on Oct. 22 with over 100 Dixie Crow members, friends and family in attendance! Thank you, Robyn and Rod for hosting!


William "Dollar" Young, Gene “Joker” McFalls, Anthony Ramos, Gregory “Patch” Patschke, Stephen Dennis, Robert Mike Cocke, Glenn "Powder" Carlson, Norm “Gump” Balchunas and Former 8th Air Force Commander, Lt Gen Robert Elder.


Industry News

As the Ukrainian counter-offensive pushes eastwards, they are approaching the city of Kherson, which has been held by the Russians since March. Kherson is a critical port city on the Dnipro River with a pre-war population of 300,000 people. (Forbes)


Russia's invasion of Georgia in 2008 colors how Russians seeking refuge are being received now. (WaPo)


Drones play a vital role in the war in Ukraine, with both sides using them in large numbers to gather intelligence, correct artillery fire, and drop bombs. (Radio Free Europe)

Elettronica SpA