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On Dec. 8, the US House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 in a vote of 350-80. The bill now moves to the Senate for final passage before making its way to the President to sign into law. Read More

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.

Call for speakers ends today! Submit your abstract by midnight, tonight, Dec. 14.

Register to join industry and military professionals at one of the largest EW events of the year.

Partner with AOC to increase your reach! AOC sponsorships are a great way to increase your reach and to be part of what's happening right now EMSO industry. Browse the 2023 AOC Sponsorship Catalog.

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

We are pleased to announce General Chris Badia, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO as our first confirmed keynote speaker for AOC Europe 2023. To join General Badia and our panel of other EW experts at our upcoming conference, make sure to submit your speaker application today!

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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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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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Mercury Systems

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)

Enroll in a course today


A Deeper Dive Into Microelectronics

Microelectronics is in the news and a key focus of current legislation. It is a part of everything we do in the military and business. But do we properly understand the microelectronics sector to make the right business, government, and policy decisions? In this episode, Ken Miller dives deeper into the topic with scholar and author Chris Miller to better understand the history of chip design and manufacturing and the impact of chips on all aspects of life.

Chris teaches international history at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and recently wrote the book Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology. Together, Ken and Chris discuss the history of microelectronics, production and design challenges, the possibilities The Chips Act funding opened, dynamics in the Asia-Pacific region, and the role of government in the chip technology industry.

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Ultra Electronics Limited – EWST

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)

• Electrical Test Engineer — W. L. Gore & Associates — Elkton, Maryland, United States

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Chapter News

The Dixie Crow Chapter chuck wagon crew led by Chef Roadkill, aka Mark Leslein, assembled on Nov. 12 to feed the Habitat for Humanity Crew that was working on a veteran’s home in Warner Robins, Georgia. The crew prepared and served more than 25 volunteers with grilled brats, BBQ chicken, hot dogs, baked beans, fresh fruit salad, homemade brownies and water/soda. It was a nice day despite the storm/flooding that had come through the day before.


Industry News

Ukrainian forces said Wednesday they had shot down an entire swarm of Iranian-made drones launched at the capital by Russian troops in their latest attack on Kyiv. (Yahoo)


Australia has signed a new security deal with island nation Vanuatu as part of an ongoing competition with China for influence in the Pacific. (NPR)


African leaders are converging in Washington for a summit that's the centerpiece of President Biden's effort to reset and improve U.S. ties with African countries. (NPR)

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