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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
Classification: US Secret and TS/SCI US Only.

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. CEMA 2024 is not just any event, it's a unique forum that brings together military, government labs, industry and academia, offering countless reasons to attend.

  • Access to senior Army and Joint leadership
  • Exposure to the latest cutting-edge technology
  • Updates on current programs and insights
  • Insights into current and future threats
  • Direct access to cyber and electronic warfare specialists

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Reach your target audience at CEMA 2024! AOC sponsorships are a great way to increase your reach and be closest to those in the CEMA industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities for CEMA 2024

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

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

Focused on cutting-edge research in EW, this symposium addresses challenges in large-scale force-on-force combat. Explore the latest advancements and opportunities in EW, engaging with top-tier experts and decision-makers. Be part of shaping the future of electronic warfare strategy in this dynamic and collaborative environment. View Draft Agenda

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Reach your audience at Collaborative EW Symposium 2024. 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 2024.

AOC Europe 2024
May 13-15 | Oslo, Norway

Theme: Alliances and Collaboration in Supporting Multi-Domain Electromagnetic Warfare Operations

We are honoured to announce Air Chief Marshal The Lord Peach GBE KCB DL as our distinguished keynote speaker for AOC Europe 2024. Scheduled to address the audience, Lord Peach will bring his extensive expertise and share invaluable knowledge on the evolving landscape of EW and its critical role in modern defence strategies. Event attendees can look forward to gaining unique insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the community and the latest advancements in technology and tactics at the AOC Europe conference in Norway this May. Register your interest to join us in Oslo, Norway this May.

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MPG Solutions® - Advancing RF & Microwave Subsystems
MPG Solutions dedication to excellence propels us to continually push the boundaries of signal purity, speed, bandwidth, dynamic range, linearity, SWAP (Size, Weight, and Power), and reliability.  In the process, we forge close partnerships with our customers, aligning our efforts towards the development of advanced RF & Microwave solutions. Through this commitment, we not only push the limits of technology but also contribute to the overarching mission of Connecting and Protecting People®
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As of Jan. 1, free live webinars are a members-only benefit. Non-members can purchase webinars for $25 each.

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EMSO Update: The Battle for Sensing and Sense-Making
Feb. 22 | 2 PM

Today’s wars in Ukraine and Israel highlight the criticality of sensing and understanding on the battlefield. Despite ubiquitous satellite, airborne, and terrestrial surveillance, combatants on both sides of these conflicts have been surprised, with sometimes catastrophic results. The US military should embrace the resulting lessons as it considers how to counter Chinese forces in China’s own back yard. Survival in this highly-contested environment will depend on mobility and distribution, carefully orchestrated with electromagnetic warfare, while massing effects will require sensing and communications the enemy cannot detect and counter-target. This webinar will highlight current trends in US military force design and operational concepts and how they will rely on new approaches to EMSO..

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Elma Electronic Inc.
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2024 AOC Sponsorship Catalog

AOC connects electromagnetic warfare practitioners, industry partners, policymakers and procurement decision-makers.

For over 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 right now in the EMSO industry.

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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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High Powered Microwaves (HPM): Challenges, Trade-offs and Pursuits

In the episode of From the Crows’ Nest, host Ken Miller is joined by Dr. Andrew Long of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). Dr. Long has spent more than 16 years designing antennas and RF components for various applications ranging from moonshot research to commercial products, from HF to Q-band. His current tasks and interests at SwRI revolve around design, fabrication, and measurement of exceptionally novel apertures. Ken and Dr. Long discuss the rapidly growing field of High-Powered Microwave (HPM) technology, which serves as bridge between traditional electronic warfare, especially electronic attack, and directed energy laser technology. What qualifies as HPM? What are the fundamental challenges and trade-offs, and where are current research pursuits taking the combined EW and DE communities. To learn more about SwRI, visit here.

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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

Data Engineer Intern – CNH Industrial – Oak Brook, Illinois, United States (On-Site)

• Defense Electronics Associate Consultant – Renaissance Strategic Advisors – Arlington, Virginia, United States (Hybrid)

Chapter News

Dixie Crow Special Topic Meeting
Feb. 16

The Dixie Crow Chapter, Peraton and MERC are happy to provide this venue (in person or via Teams) for interested parties to gather to attend this complimentary AOC Dixie Crow Chapter Special Topic Event.

Our 2023 Training covered Collaborative and Cooperative EW and briefly alluded to the driving force for EW cooperation: the Integrated Air Defense System (IADS). This year we will look at this problem space from the IADS perspective. What does the IADS do? How does it increase the effectiveness of our adversaries? What are some approaches from an EW perspective to reduce this effectiveness? Spoiler alert! This leads us right back to cooperation in the EW domain with our wingman, other services and coalition partners.

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48th Dixie Crow Symposium
March 24-27

The 2024 theme is “Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) as a Maneuver Space - Achieving Dominance in the EMS through Speed, Innovation and DATA”. Papers are being solicited on topics related to new technologies, open architectures, EMS data (needs and/or CONOPS), software development pipelines, innovative approaches to validation and release processes and novel approaches to using or integrating existing technologies that will allow rapid acquisition and fielding.

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

The US Navy is planning to develop an RF Countermeasure Active Expendable Decoy to be deployed from tactical aircraft against RF-guided threats. (JED)

Ukraine said it had evidence that Russia had used a new hypersonic cruise missile for the first time in an attack last week, a development that might, if confirmed, pose another challenge to the country’s already strained air defenses. (NYT)

The Israeli military released surveillance video showing what it claimed was Hamas leader Yehya Sinwar walking through tunnels beneath Gaza's Khan Younis with family members on Oct. 10. (NBC News)