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March is recognized as National Women's History Month. We're celebrating the month by featuring women who have contributed to EW/EMSO.

Women of the 41st EECS Pave the Way for the Next Generation of Electronic Warfare

The women of the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron assembled an air crew on base and flew together in support of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022.

The seven-member air crew flew an electronic warfare mission supporting the CENTCOM area of responsibility and Operation Inherent Resolve to set an example for the future of women in the Air Force and for those who desire a career in aviation.

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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 aims to connect warfighters, program managers, science and technology subject-matter experts and decision makers to enable discussions regarding current and future operational gaps/needs, program updates, technology advancements and the latest in policy and planning.

Catch a glimpse of the latest draft agenda and speaker lineup.

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

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

Theme: 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

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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.

A central tenet of AOC's mission is recognizing individuals, groups and military units for their outstanding performance in furthering the aims of the AOC and the Electromagnetic Warfare enterprise. The AOC has a number of awards that are available each year, with three categories – Prestige, Community and Chapter Flow Up.

Nomination deadline: April 30

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Cyber/Electronic Warfare Convergence 2023 Conference
June 6-8 | Charleston, SC

Theme: Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Into JADC2

Each service is working to integrate tactics, techniques, procedures and capabilities into JADC2 to enable this force multiplier for all services and agencies. At this conference, we will advance that effort by gathering the best minds and decision-makers in their fields to discuss plans, objectives, successes and challenges with this transformational move in strategic planning and mission execution.

Classification: TS/SCI

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Make face-to-face connections with your target audience when you partner with AOC!  Sponsoring the Cyber/EW Convergence 2023 Conference puts you in front of those active in the field, increasing your reach in the industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities for Cyber/EW Convergence 2023 Conference

AOC Europe
May 15-17 | Bonn, Germany

As the importance of capability integration across all operating domains cannot beover-emphasised or underestimated, our upcoming conference will examine the political, strategic, operational, technological and implementation aspects of achievingmulti-domain integration and EMS superiority. Join us in Bonn,Germany on 15-17 May to keep pace with the latest developments in electromagnetic spectrum operations.

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MPG Solutions – Cutting-Edge RF & Microwave Subsystems
Five decades of experience in supporting mission-critical Electronic Warfare and Radar platforms under the most challenging conditions. We push the limits of signal purity, speed, bandwidth, dynamic range, linearity, SWaP, and reliability while establishing close partnerships with our customers that lead to advanced RF & Microwave solutions.
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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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Elma Electronic Inc.
Mercury Systems

EMS as the Context of Military OperationsSDR For Strategic COMINT Applications
April 6 | 2 p.m. ET

Across our portfolio of advanced warfighting capabilities, we have trouble seeing the causes of our shared problems due to a long-standing fixation on their symptoms. While our individual technologies are indeed exceptional, our philosophy is becoming obsolete and so our approach is becoming deficient for our circumstances. The Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS), or simply the Spectrum, is no less than the totality of all radiant EM energy, for every purpose, usually referenced by frequency. By its omnipresent and immersive nature, the EMS provides an entire physical system of concepts, objectives and relationships for underwriting strategic advantage in great power competition. However, we must deliberately choose to look beyond our comfortable, popular, localized assumptions to see and take advantage of the EMS’ systemic benefits. With those observations in mind, this discussion will visit our circumstances, challenges and future opportunities for underwriting strategic military superiority through improving our understanding of – and thus our approach to – the Electromagnetic Spectrum domain.

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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
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  • 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.
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Navigating Our Dependency on GPS

The US relies highly on GPS, navigation timing systems and satellites. And recently, GPS was labeled as a single point of failure for America by the Director of Resilience on the National Security Council. To discuss the impacts of this, Ken Miller talks with Dana Goward about the significance of GPS today and the potential risks posed by interference and spoofing.

As President of the Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation and a member of the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Advisory Board, Dana provides invaluable insight into the world of GPS technology and its vulnerabilities. Ken and Dana also discuss how GPS jamming is unfolding in global conflicts and how the US can better protect critical infrastructure from attacks on GPS signals.

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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:

Software Engineer — Terma, Inc. — Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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

Time Cables, the optimal Coaxial Feeder Cable-connector combination
The Times family of TCOM® cables are the most versatile line of low loss coaxial cables on the market. They exhibit all of the qualities of our popular LMR® cable family such as low loss, flexibility and ease of termination and then take it up a couple of notches. TCOM® is extremely rugged and is often the first choice for field deployable applications in both the military and commercial markets.
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Young Crow Spotlight

AOC STEM Student of the Year Scholarship

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.

Application deadline: April 30

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

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W. L. Gore & Associates
A Quantum Leap in Electronic Warfare Training
Rapidly evolving threats on the electronic battlefield pose daunting challenges to modern air forces.  Air combat crews must be prepared to complete their objectives in the face of increasingly sophisticated long-range radars, surface-to-air missiles, and electronic countermeasures. These systems, with their flexible, digital operating systems, are able to easily and swiftly change their operating parameters, implementing different modes during times of relative calm, tension, and conflict.
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Industry News

On March 9, President Biden formally submitted his budget to Congress, marking the official beginning of the congressional defense budget process.  (JED)


Ukraine struck a railway depot and knocked out power in the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol deep behind the front line on Wednesday amid growing talk from Kyiv of a counterassault against Russian forces worn out by a failed winter offensive. (Reuters)


Honduras established diplomatic ties with China on Sunday after breaking off relations with Taiwan, which is increasingly isolated and now recognized by only 13 sovereign states. (NPR)

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