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

Evaluating Current EW Innovation in Context of Current Real World Conflicts

The 50th year of the Collaborative EW Symposium at Point 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...

Don't miss the deadline! Security and Base Access forms are due Feb. 17!


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.

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

Spectrum Dominance — Maneuvering as an “Inside” Force

Hosted by AOC, PEO IEW&S/C5ISR and the AOC Susquehanna APG Roost, CEMA 2023 intends to bring the community together to educate, discuss and strategize these technical needs. We anticipate 800+ representatives from the 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.

Classification: US Secret Only and TS/SCI Sessions

Keep a close eye on our website! Registration opens soon!

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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

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 Feb. 2. 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!

Take Our Survey

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: 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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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

Importance of Signal Generator Phase Noise in RF/mm Wave Subsystem Measurements
Feb. 2 | 2-3 p.m. ET
Webinar attendees will gain insights into performance required of an analog signal generator used in the three measurement applications and how to choose a signal generator with right signal purity for their needs. Webinar will show how using a signal generator with less than desired signal purity (phase noise and spurious) results in inaccurate measurement of ENOB or improper characterization of up/down converter performance. IT will also show how using a signal generator with lower than required power results in incomplete characterization of a receiver’s C/I and blocking performance. CLI.

Register today

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 

RF/Radar Systems Engineer —  Georgia Tech Research Institute — Atlanta, Georgia, United States

W. L. Gore & Associates
Chapter News

47th Dixie Crow Symposium
March 19-22

Our Symposium Committee, Dixie Crow Chapter President Adam Delestowicz and the Chapter Directors cordially invite you to join us for all the exciting events described here. Thank you in advance for your support of this important Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Trade Show.

Schedule of Events

Industry News

The United States and India are taking steps to strengthen their defense partnership, officials said Tuesday, the latest sign of cooperation between the two countries in the face of an increasingly assertive China. (CNN)


Researchers have identified a large network pushing pro-Russian themes and messages to French-speaking audiences around Africa, amid long-running efforts by Russia to gain influence in the region. (NPR)


Ukraine’s defense minister is expected in Paris on Tuesday to meet President Emmanuel Macron amid a debate among Kyiv’s allies over whether to provide fighter jets for its war against Russia, after US President Joe Biden ruled out giving F-16s. (NBC)

Parker Meggitt Baltimore
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