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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

Security Clearances due Friday! All attendees must be US citizens and must submit their valid Security Certification. If you haven't already done so, please ensure your security clearances are submitted by this Friday, March 1 to facilitate your participation in the event.

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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

Registration for AOC Europe 2024 is open. Join the brightest minds in technological advancement in electromagnetic spectrum operations from May 13-15 in Oslo, Norway. Register today via our website or access the link for further information on badge categories and event information.

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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

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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How to Fight and Win Space Wars
March 7 | 2 PM

This webinar will review some of the foundational concepts of space warfare, illustrate some of the previous space wars or space “incidents” that have occurred in the past, and go into detail of the various space attacks that have been occurring due to the Ukrainian conflict starting in 2014 until the present day.

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Elma Electronic Inc.
W. L. Gore & Associates
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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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The Evolution and Current State of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS)

In this episode of From the Crows’ Nest, host Ken Miller sits down with Dr. David Thirtyacre, Assistant Professor in the College of Aeronautics at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. David is the Chair and Chief Pilot for the Department of Flight and currently instructs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Flight Operations, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Performance, Unmanned Systems, Airborne Robotics and Aviation and Aerospace Simulation Systems. He retired from the USAF with 27 years of duty in the fighter community with over 3,500 hours piloting fighter aircraft and was a pioneer in the use of unmanned systems. They discuss how sUAS are used in current conflicts around the world and the capabilities they offer, including signals intelligence (SIGINT), tactical communications and networking and as a weapons system. David also shares his thoughts on how artificial intelligence is rapidly evolving the use of sUAS and what the future holds for this advanced technology.

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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

The Dixie Crow Chapter of the AOC, MERC and Peraton hosted the Special Topic Meeting – “Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS) – The Driving Force for EW Cooperation” on Feb. 16 in the MERC Auditorium with over 120 attendees in person and virtually as a follow on to the 2023 training.

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.

Thank you to our presenters: Kevin Stilwell and Bryan Johnson

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

North Korea’s munitions factories are “operating at full capacity” to produce weapons and shells for Russia, according to South Korea’s defense minister, as Moscow’s devastating war in Ukraine grinds into a third year. (CNN)

Negotiators have been trying to reach a deal on a temporary cease-fire to to move hostages held in Gaza out of the territory. President Biden says he's optimistic the cease-fire could begin in a week. (NPR)

In this From the JED Archives post, John Haystead explores traveling wave tubes and tube vs. solid-state competition in 2018. (JED)