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AOC Europe 2024
May 13-15 | Oslo, Norway

Theme: Alliances and collaborations in supporting multi-domain electronic warfare operations

We are pleased to inform you that speaker applications for AOC Europe 2024 are now open. This is the perfect opportunity to let your thoughts take centre stage and share your expertise. As the complexity of multi-domain operations and the integration required to control and dominate the electromagnetic spectrum present significant challenges; we are inviting EW experts to share their cutting-edge research and findings at our conference next year.

Submission deadline: Dec. 15

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AOC 2023
The Association of Old Crows 60th International Symposium & Convention
Dec. 11-13 | National Harbor, MD

2023 Theme: Advancing EMS Superiority Through Strategic Alliances and Partnerships | Join us at the industry's leading event to hear from subject-matter experts, explore a show floor brimming with the latest cutting-edge technology and network with stakeholders, thought leaders and experts in the field.

Rates increase Nov. 26!

REGISTER NOW & Secure Your Spot

Explore Our Dynamic Agenda

Dive into subject-specific sessions led by expert speakers who are at the forefront of the field. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and insights

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Browse the Show Floor

With a lineup of over 125 exhibitors, you'll be amazed by the cutting-edge products and solutions showcased on the show floor. This is your chance to stay ahead of the curve!

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Become a Sponsor | AOC provides numerous sponsorship opportunities allowing you to introduce your product and/or company to our audience. Learn more or contact Sean Fitzgerald, AOC Sales & Client Operations Manager, at 703-549-1600 x222 or

Collaborative EW Symposium 2024
March 12-14 | Point Mugu, California

Theme: EW at Scale – EW Capabilities for Near Peer Force on Force Warfighting

Presentations may deal with the Symposium themes and topics directly or indirectly. Any important EW presentation will be considered as all such are relevant to the stated Symposiums topics and theme.

Potential presenters are challenged to explore collaborative EW through innovation and invention. Presentations or demonstrations from US DOD, Industry and Academia are requested for the following topics:

  • Scaling up currently existing EW capabilities for US and Allied Forces
  • Designing New EW Systems for Rapid and Affordable Capability Expansion
  • Designing and/or Upgrading EW Systems for the ever expanding use of the EMS in warfighting:
  • Sharing EW Mission Capabilities across Services
  • Warfighter Perspective

Submission deadline: Nov. 29

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Cyber Electromagnetic Activity (CEMA) 2024
April 30 – May 2 | Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Theme: EW Overmatch – Reestablishing Dominance in the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Taking place at a critical juncture for electronic warfare (EW), CEMA 2024 marks a significant moment as the Army is on the verge of fielding terrestrial and airborne EW capabilities after a 30+ year hiatus.

You're invited to submit an original, unclassified abstract focused on one of the following key topics:

  • Science & Technology: Current, emerging and future trends in EW/Cyber/SIGINT/IO technologies, architecture, techniques, use of machine learning/artificial intelligence and other novel technologies
  • Acquisition Programs: Updates from key leadership, program and capability managers and policy makers on current and emerging programs of record, quick reaction capabilities and rapid prototyping efforts
  • Exercises & Experimentation: Lessons learned from CEMA exercises and experimentation
  • DOTMLPF-P: Integrating holistic CEMA solutions into Army and Joint formations in support of multidomain operations
  • From the Field: Feedback on current employment of CEMA capabilities from operational units, emerging CONOPS, TTPs, signature management and force structure implications
  • Special Emphasis Topics: Multi-Domain Systems of Systems, Information Advantage
    Intelligence Production in support of CEMA operations, Distributed Operations, Indo-Pacific unique requirements, Navigation Warfare, Machine Learning and Automation, Electromagnetic Battle Management in support of Joint All Domain Command and Control

Submission deadline: Jan. 19

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2024 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 2024! AOC sponsorships are a great way to increase your reach and be part of what's happening now in the EMSO industry.

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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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[Course] Principles of ESM Analysis
Nov. 6-9 | Instructor: Dr. Sue Robertson

Are you an ESM professional looking to enhance your skills and take your career to the next level? Our upcoming course is designed to empower ESM analysts with the knowledge and techniques to decipher and optimize ESM system performance. Whether you're a seasoned professional working as an ESM data analyst, equipment developer, system assessor or just starting out, this course promises to offer valuable insights to help you excel in your field.

Advance your knowledge in various topics:

  • ESM systems and the electromagnetic environment (EME)
  • Equipment Considerations
  • ESM Processing, including Direction of Arrival Calculation, Deinterleaving, Radar Location
  • ESM Testing and Trials in the Real World
  • Radar Identification and Library Generation and Matching, Specific Emitter Identification
  • Common Issues with ESM Systems, including DOA Errors, Multipath and Multi-tracking

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Update: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) - Current Uses and Potential
Nov. 9 | 2 p.m. ET

This webinar will provide an update to the 2019 presenation on this important topic. Dr. David Thirtyacre will provide attendees with an overview of current sUAS technologies/trends, including advances in payload capabiltiies, mission planning software, and, post mission data analysis/assessment. Additionally, changes to FAA Part 107 regulations will be addressed, including night flight and beyond line of sight (BLOS) operations. If you are considering the use of sUAS for your C4RSI operations or related product development/testing opportunties, don't miss this excellent webinar on the topic!

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Present a Webinar

Educating and informing the Electromagnetic Warfare community is at the heart of AOC’s mission. As the leader in training EMSO and EW professionals worldwide, AOC offers a wide selection of professional development courses and webinars on various topics led by experts in the field.

Be at the forefront of educating the men and women in the EW/EMSO industry and submit a proposal to instruct our next live webinar.

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Elma Electronic Inc.

Why EMSO Matters with Col. (Ret.) Laurie M. Buckhout, US Army

In this episode of From the Crows’ Nest, host Ken Miller sits down with longtime friend and colleague Laurie Buckhout to discuss a range of current challenges and opportunities facing the EMSO community, including how the US Army has achieved greater focus on EW in recent years, what lessons Col Buckhout has learned as the first to lead the US Army’s EW Division more than a decade ago. They also discuss some opportunities on the horizon for EMSO, especially strengthening interoperability and compatibility with allies and partners around the world. Finally, Col Buckhout shares some exciting news about the next step in her career.

Col Buckhout is a retired US Army Colonel and decorated combat commander. She grew up on a farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and attended James Madison University on an ROTC Scholarship. She was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps in 1984 and spent the next 26 years in assignments around the world, including commanding an 800-person battalion task force as part of the initial spearhead attack into Iraq in 2003. She was tasked to lead the new EW Division that the US Army stood up around 2010. After retirement, she went on to start a very successful consulting company, which she recently sold. Today, she works tirelessly to continue her strong support for warfighters. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from James Madison University, a Master’s of Military Arts and Science in National Military Strategy, and a Master’s of Science in Information Management from Webster University.

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Spectrum Control, Inc. formerly APITech

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

Executive Director for Operations – Photonis Defense – Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States 

Systems Engineer – B&A – Washington, DC, United States

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Chapter News

48th Dixie Crow Symposium
March 24-27, 2024

The 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.

Download a complete schedule of events here. To register for the symposium click here. 

The sponsorship opportunities help fund the Dixie Crow Education Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization. This is a great company opportunity to provide branding visibility to over 2000+ government/military/academia and industry attendees. All sponsorships directly fund Dixie Crow STEM Scholarships and are tax deductible.

Industry News

As US officials warned senators against halting military aid, President Volodymyr Zelensky said his troops’ achievements were “perceived as a given.” (NYT)

Yemen's Houthi rebels for the first time Tuesday claimed missile and drone attacks targeting Israel, drawing their main sponsor Iran closer into the ongoing Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip and further raising the risks of a regional conflict erupting. (ABC)

The Pentagon's latest report shows China is on track with its efforts to develop a nuclear arsenal — though their total warheads are still a fraction of that of the US. (NPR)

Parker Meggitt Baltimore