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To ensure that AOC continues to provide exceptional value to its members and the greater community of EW/EMSO professionals, we need your help. Your insight is critical to ensuring that AOC is optimally positioned to meet the needs of professionals in the Electromagnetic Warfare/electromagnetic spectrum Operations (EW/EMSO) field in the years to come.

Please participate today by completing our short survey by February 2, 2023. The survey should take about 10 minutes, and your data will be confidential.

Thank you in advance for your participation, and thank you to those who have already responded!

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

Evaluating Current EW Innovation in Context of Current Real World Conflicts

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.

A peak into our speaker lineup...

  • Rear Admiral Keith A. Hash, Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division / Assistant Commander for Test and Evaluation, Naval Air Systems Command
  • Captain Steven "Tanker" Thomas, Vice Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD)
  • Mr. Harlan Kooima, SES, Director, Research and Development Group, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD)
  • Captain Robert "Barr" Kimnach III, Commanding Officer at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme
  • Mr. Tom Graves, Sr., EMS Technical Advisor, USAF - AFMC - AFLCMC/WNY
  • Mr. Ashley Sharma, Director, Electromagnetic Warfare and Countermeasures
  • Mr. Brian "Hinks" Hinkley, USN (Ret), President Association of Old Crows

Don't miss the deadline! Security and Base Access forms are due February 17, 2023!


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.

AOC is seeking thought leaders and industry professionals to share their knowledge and expertise at upcoming 2023 AOC events. Submit an abstract for the following events today!

Theme: Spectrum Dominance — Maneuvering as an “Inside” Force
Classification: US Secret Only and TS/SCI Sessions
LAST CHANCE! Submit your abstract by January 27
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Theme: Force Level Electromagnetic Warfare
Classification: US Secret Only with third-day session held at TS/SCI US Only level
Submission deadline: March 3
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Theme: Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Into JADC2
Classification: TS/SCI
Submission deadline: March 29
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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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AOC Europe 2023
May 15-17 | Bonn, Germany

Have you submitted your application to become a speaker at our 2023 conference? With speaker applications closing on 31 January you have one week left to submit your paper. Are you ready to join our panel of experts in Bonn this May? Click here to submit your latest research:

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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

Alternative Approaches for Enhanced Survivability of Missiles
Jan. 26 | 2-3 p.m. ET
This presentation provides an overview of the broad range of alternatives in satisfying missile requirements for survivability. The methods presented are generally physics-based, to provide insight into the primary driving parameters. Typical values of missile parameters and the characteristics of current operational missiles are discussed, as well as the enabling subsystems and technologies for missiles and the current/projected state-of-the-art. Videos are presented to illustrate missile development tests and facilities and missile performance.

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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)

Enroll in a course today


The National Security Risk of Microelectronics – Part Two

The production of state-of-the-art microelectronics is the most complex engineering feat that humans have been able to achieve. But the US has struggled to maintain its competitive edge in microelectronic manufacturing. In this episode, Ken and the Draper Team continue their discussion and explore solutions that address our problems in the microelectronics supply chain.

The US has lost a great deal of leadership in the silicon and circuit board manufacturing industries to manufacturers in Asia. Ken and the Draper team discuss the state of the US semiconductor industry and its comparison to global competitors, the disadvantages the US chip industry has due to outsourcing manufacturing to other countries, and how the US should reinvest in increasing our scientific and technological edge in microelectronics.

Jennifer Santos, David Hagerstrom, and Geremy Freifeld work for Draper, an independent nonprofit engineering innovation company.

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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:

•  Lead Data Engineer — Novo Nordisk — Lexington, Massachusetts, United States 

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

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W. L. Gore & Associates
Industry News

President Biden announced that the United States would be sending Ukraine 21 Abrams tanks after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz committed 14 Leopard 2 tanks.


The Defense Innovation Unit doubled the number of programs it is transitioning to military capibilities in fiscal year 2022.


With demand increasing following the pandemic, the sale of weapons between the U.S. and foreign governments increased by $51.9 billion in 2022.

Parker Meggitt Baltimore
Elettronica SpA