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Collaborative EW Symposium 2023
March 14-16, 2023 | Pt. Mugu, CA

Evaluating Current EW Innovation in Context of Current Real World Conflicts

The war in Ukraine has identified the relevance of collaborative EW in support of rapid unfolding operations, with rapid adaptation and innovation contributing to the fight. What does this conflict teach us about what to do and what not to do in the spectrum? Who else will learn these lessons and to what result?”

The 50th year of the Collaborative EW Symposium at Pt. Mugu will provide a venue to disseminate current research in the fields of collaborative EW with an emphasis on innovation in collaborative EW. Prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the United States and Australian military, government, academia and industry will come together to address emerging technologies required to address current dynamic operations.

Registration opens Dec. 1!

Call for speakers deadline is Dec. 14

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AOC Europe 2023
May 15-17, 2023 | Bonn, Germany

Speaker applications for AOC Europe, to be held in Bonn 2023, are now open. We welcome experts working across the electromagnetic spectrum operations to address the conference theme 'Achieving Multi-domain Integration.'

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From the Crows' Nest Podcast

AOC's regularly scheduled podcast features interviews, analyses and discussions covering leading issues of the day related to EMSO, plus topics including current events and news from around the world, US Congress and the annual defense budget and military news from the US and allied countries. Episodes also bring you closer to AOC events and provide a forum to dive deeper into policy issues impacting our community.

Listen to the latest episodes:

  • Innovating Inside Bureaucracy
  • Show Daily with Eric Bamford and Bob Andrews
  • Integrated EW Acquisition

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

For more than 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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In the Flat Field: Did Russian Army Electronic Warfare Underperform in Ukraine?
Dec. 15 | 2–3 p.m. EDT

In the Flat Field: Did Russian Army Electronic Warfare underperform in Ukraine? Since the Russian government began to overhaul its military early last decade, fears in NATO and allied nations have deepened over the efficacy of its army's electronic warfare systems.

New capabilities have been deployed and supported previous Russian military adventures in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria with seemingly great effect. The world's media has shared photographs of fearsome looking equipment deployed in rural farmland.

This time, however, things seem different. The army's EW capabilities appear conspicuous by their absence since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24. While the force has performed electronic warfare it does not seem to have been anywhere near as ferocious as anticipated. Moreover, the Russian Army has failed to win and sustain electromagnetic supremacy.

This webinar will look at the Russian Army's war in the electromagnetic spectrum. It will draw tentative conclusions as to why the force's EW capabilities may have underperformed. It examines the resulting implications for NATO and allied nations.

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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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During AOC 2022 in Washington, DC (Oct. 25-27), the From the Crows’ Nest podcast was onsite to record daily episodes covering a range of topics related to concept of the “Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) Playbook.” I had the pleasure of sitting down with John Knowles, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electromagnetic Dominance (JED), Mr. David Tremper, Director of EW in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment and new AOC International Region I Director Eric Bamford. Read the highlights from those conversations.

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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:

•  Systems Engineer — Avangrid — Portland, Oregon, United States (remote)

Senior Radar SME — Parsons — Aberdeen, Maryland, United States

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Chapter News

Members of the UK Chapter gathered at the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) Lincoln on Nov. 4 to mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of the AOC UK Chapter. A great evening was enjoyed by chapter members, family and friends in what was a truly fitting venue. Thank you to all those who turned out to support us, and in particular to BABCOCK for joining the dinner in healthy numbers.

Industry News

Millions of Ukranians remain without power and water in freezing temperatures after Russian strikes. (BBC)




Dynamic Guard 22-2 is an electronic warfare exercise that provides tactical training for the NATO Response Force and Allied national units. Its aim is to enable units assigned to the SNMGs to maintain required levels of proficiency in electronic warfare and anti-ship missile defense. (US Navy)


Russian attacks have repeatedly targeted Ukrainian energy and heating infrastructure, threatening to leave millions vulnerable to the approaching bitter cold of winter. (NPR)

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