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Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year from AOC!

EW Capability Gaps & Enabling Technologies 2023
May 16–18 | Crane, IN

Submit an abstract today | Technical papers will be sought from United States 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.

Submission deadline: March 3

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Attract new customers at EW Capability Gaps & Enabling Technologies 2023! When you partner with AOC, you become closest to EW professionals looking to achieve Force Level EW and EMSO capabilities across the Services. Browse sponsorship opportunities.

Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) 2023
May 2-4 | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Theme: Spectrum Dominance — Maneuvering as an “Inside” Force

Hosted by AOC, PEO IEW&S/C5ISR, and the AOC Susquehanna APG Roost, CEMA 2023's intent is to bring the community together to educate, discuss and strategize these technical needs. We anticipate 800+ representatives from military, government, industry and academia supporting PEO IEW&S, CCDC/DEVCOM and related organizations from APG and other areas. All attendees will be encouraged to tour the exhibits to learn about your unique solutions and insights. This conference will be held US Secret Only.

Submit an abstract today! Potential conflicts against near peer threats such as China and Russia pose significant challenges. These and other world powers have constructed anti-access area-denial infrastructure in an attempt to counter and keep at bay U.S. capabilities that would otherwise overwhelm our adversaries. The U.S. will not have the luxury of home field advantage, so utilizing the electromagnetic spectrum to penetrate that A2/AD bubble during conflict and maneuver as an “inside force” will be key to any outcome.

Submission deadline: Jan. 27

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Reach your target audience at CEMA 2023! AOC sponsorships are a great way to increase your reach and be closest to those in the CEMA industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities for CEMA 2023

Collaborative EW Symposium 2023
March 14-16 | 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.

Join industry and military professionals at one of the largest EW events of the year. REGISTER TODAY

Limited spots available! Reach your audience at Collaborative EW Symposium 2023. When you partner with AOC, you come face-to-face with professionals directly involved in the EW/EMSO industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities for Collaborative EW Symposium 2023.

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 Live Webinar Schedule

AOC Webinars bring discussions and presentations from subject matter experts in all things EW to the AOC audience. As we quickly approach a new year, take a peek at all new live webinars scheduled for January and save your seat for a session.

Missed out on a 2022 webinar? You can revisit or catch up on any sessions with our on-demand webinar archive.

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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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AOC Europe 2023
May 15-17 | 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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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


Bureaucracy from an Entrepreneur’s Perspective

Entrepreneurs in defense face a difficult challenge; navigating red tape and developing innovations for bureaucracies is challenging. In this episode, Ken Miller talks with entrepreneur and business executive Rick Lu to discover how entrepreneurs and startups can get through the door of agencies to develop niche technologies that satisfy all stakeholders.

Rick Lu has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry and has founded two successful startup companies in the electronic warfare, communications, and C5ISR industries. First, Rick and Ken discuss the significance of developing relationships with the right people in agencies, understanding the different motivators of various organizations, and taking calculated risks. Then, Rick updates us on how the DOD is creating more opportunities for small businesses and startups to engage with them early in the technology development process.

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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

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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Industry News

Ukraine's foreign minister told the AP that his government is aiming to have a summit, preferably at the United Nations with Secretary-General António Guterres as a possible mediator. (NPR)


Amid the chaos of the Russian army’s initial push into Ukraine starting in late February, it took a few weeks for the Russians to deploy their extensive jamming infrastructure. But once they did, they began deafening and confusing the Ukrainians’ most sophisticated systems—in particular, their drones—in numbers that surely startled Ukrainian commanders. (Forbes)


South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Tuesday he would advance the creation of a military unit specialising in drones, criticising the military response to a border intrusion by North Korean drones. (Reuters)

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