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AOC STEM Student of the Year Scholarship

Applications for the AOC STEM Student of the Year Scholarship are now open! Each year, the AOC Education Foundation awards two students who exhibit academic excellence in engineering or engineering technology, as well as interest and potential contribution to national defense, with $12,500 each. These scholarships are generously funded by Raytheon Intelligence & Space.

Do you know someone who would be interested in applying? Let them know about this amazing opportunity!

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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
Join prominent leaders, contributors and representatives from the United States and Australian military, government, academia and industry as they come together to address emerging technologies required to address current dynamic operations. View the most up-to-date agenda.

New speakers added! See who you have to look forward to hearing from with the latest lineup of expert speakers.

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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. Please note: Platinum and Gold sponsorships are still available! Browse sponsorship opportunities for Collaborative EW Symposium 2023.

Electromagnetic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2023 Conference
May 16-18 | Crane, IN

Force Level Electromagnetic Warfare
The overall goal of this signature conference for Electromagnetic Warfare (EW) professionals from the military, government, industry and academic fields is to discuss issues related to achieving Force Level EW and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) capabilities across the Services. Technical panels and keynote speakers will address EW and EMSO requirements and emerging technologies necessary to support joint warfighting and achieve an enduring advantage in the electromagnetic spectrum. Government and military leaders across the Department of Defense will present the essential role of EW and EMSO in Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), Joint Long-Range Fires and Information Advantage and exchange with the EW community how innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are needed to advance collaborative and agile solutions to persistent gaps in our joint warfighting capabilities.

Classification: US Secret Only with third-day session held at TS/SCI US Only level

Approaching deadline! Call for speakers is still open! Submit your abstract by March 3.

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Partner with AOC and increase your reach! Sponsoring the EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2023 Conference is a great way to increase your reach and be part of what's happening right now in the EMSO industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities for this event.

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

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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

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

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

Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2)
Feb. 23 | 2 p.m. ET

As Department of Defence undertakings go, the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) system is one of the most ambitious. Put simply, the initiative has two key ambitions: Firstly, It will smash stovepipe walls separating the US' armed services' C2 systems. Secondly, it will greatly accelerate the pace at which information can be shared between services across the battlespace. In short, the JADC2 represents an ambitious effort to embrace a manoeuvrist mindset, and the teachings of strategist Colonel John Boyd, yet further.

This webinar will explain the JADC2 architecture. It will describe what the JADC2 is intended to achieve and how it will be implemented. The webinar will then explain how JADC2 will work at the practical level, and how it may develop in the future.

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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)

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Meet RavenStar™
Put your mission in motion with a technology that is revolutionizing C5ISR. Smart, sleek and agile, the RavenStar™ antenna system is setting the new standard for mission-critical communications by soaring above RF challenges. RavenStar is a new approach that allows frequency agility and steerability simultaneously and is scalable to the needs of your mission.
Contact an expert at Battelle to discuss your toughest RF challenges — of today and tomorrow.
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Finding Creative Solutions to Global Security Challenges

We all face complex challenges to global security and can examine these issues from many different perspectives. One of these perspectives is fiction storytelling, which often comes close to fact and reflects current problems. In this episode, Ken Miller talks with author Jeffrey Fischer to discuss his military fiction books and how to use these stories to help us learn, adapt, and explore creative solutions that address global security challenges today.

Jeff Fischer is a military fiction author, retired US Air Force Colonel, longtime aviator, and EW officer. Jeff discusses his journey from being in the military to becoming a writer and how this has given him insight into global security issues. Ken and Jeff discuss Live Range and Balkan Reprisal, two books exploring these themes through Dr. Kurt Nover's story. Dr. Nover is the main character who is a retired Navy Seal turned medical doctor who battles PTSD and finds himself caught in the middle of global security-altering events. 

You can find Jeff's books here.

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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

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Chapter News

2023 EWA Technical Conference
March 21-23

The 2023 theme is “Maintaining Dominance in the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) by Rapidly Fielding and Modifying Systems through the use of Innovation and Open Common Standards.” We are soliciting papers that relate to EW, ISR, or Avionics and may include (but are not limited to) technical solutions, initiatives, enablers, techniques, methods, policy/doctrine updates, interoperability, open system, modeling, architectures and best practices.

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Industry News

After over 40 years of service on EC-130H aircraft, the Air Force is upgrading and transitioning (cross-decking) its “Compass Call” airborne tactical electronic attack weapon system onto a new platform – the EC-37B Compass Call. (JED)


China's top diplomat visited Russia Tuesday in a visit that illustrates the closer ties between the two countries. The visit comes after the US expressed concern that China might supply Russia with support in its war in Ukraine. (NPR)


Russia's space agency is preparing to launch a mission on Friday to provide a ride for two cosmonauts and one US astronaut who are on the International Space Station without a designated ship to get home. (NPR)

Parker Meggitt Baltimore
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