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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.

Take a Peek at Some of the Speakers | Prepare to be inspired by our lineup of distinguished speakers who are leading the charge in shaping the future of EW and a carefully crafted agenda addressing the most pressing issues and cutting-edge developments in EW related to this year's theme.

Security clearances due April 19. 

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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

Submit Your Nomination for the AOC 2024 BOD Election

The Association of Old Crows (AOC) is thrilled to announce that nominations are now open for the 2024 AOC Board of Directors Election. We encourage you to consider nominating yourself or a fellow AOC member to fill one of the available positions, which include:

  • At-Large Director (2 slots available)
  • Central Region Director
  • Mid-Atlantic Region Director
  • Mountain-Western Region Director

Submit your nomination by May 31.

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Electromagnetic Warfare Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2024
June 25-27 | Crane, Indiana

Theme: Accelerating EMSO Capabilities

Registration is now open! 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 shortening the timeline to field advanced Force Level EW and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) capabilities across the Services. Technical panels and keynote speakers will address EW and EMSO requirements, emerging technologies necessary to support joint warfighting, and achieve an enduring advantage in the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Approaching deadline! Submit your paper on a topic of interest including Mission Integration, Digital Engineering, Rapid Capability Insertion, Leveraging ML and AI in Spectrum Warfare and more.

Submission deadline: April 12

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Reach your audience at EW Capability Gaps and Enabling Technologies 2024. When you partner with AOC, you come face-to-face with professionals directly involved in the EW/EMSO industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities.

Warfighter Information Advantage Symposium 2024
Oct. 29-30 | Augusta, Georgia

Theme: EW Reenergized - The Army Phoenix Taking Its Place in the Joint / Coalition Fight

Original papers are being solicited from the United States Government, Academia, Industry, Operational Units and Subject Matter Experts. Final Symposium presentations may be unclassified up to US Secret. Abstract submissions should be unclassified and indicate the level of classification for presentation, and focus on the following topic areas:

  • Information Advantage During Large Scale Combat Operations
  • Unified Network and the Hybrid Cloud – Accessing Information Anytime, Anywhere
  • Novel solutions for succeeding in a competitive, congested and contested EME
  • Electromagnetic Warfare – how to Fight and Win in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Unmanned Capabilities in Cyberspace and Electronic Warfare
  • Transforming in Contact - Exercises, Experimentation and Soldier Touchpoints
  • From the Field – Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations and Lessons Learned
  • Signature Management – Hiding in Plain Sight
  • Adversary Capabilities and Challenges in EMS
  • Cyber and EW in Joint /Coalition Operations

Submission deadline: June 28

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Reach your audience at Warfighter Information Advantage Symposium 2024. When you partner with AOC, you come face-to-face with professionals directly involved in the EW/EMSO industry. Browse sponsorship opportunities.

AOC Europe 2024
May 13-15 | Oslo, Norway

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

With the ever-evolving nature of the multi-domain battlefield and the rapid advancements in cutting-edge technology, the significance of electromagnetic warfare in military operations continues to grow. Addressing this, the conference at AOC Europe 2024 will discuss the latest developments in international alliances and multi-sector collaboration that are vital to achieving control and dominance in electromagnetic spectrum operations.

Register before April 13 to take advantage of our discounted prices!

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Watch Demo: Radar Target Generation for System-Level Test
Modern radar systems increasingly employ digital technology so that agile and dynamic modes of operation can bring new capabilities to operators. Designers seek to expand sensing capabilities that can operate in increasingly congested and contested electromagnetic battlespaces. In this webinar, we'll review some of these trends in defense radar and consider common approaches from component to full system-level tests.
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As of Jan. 1, free live webinars are a members-only benefit. Non-members can purchase webinars for $25 each.

Not an AOC Member? Level up your learning and join AOC today!

Changing the Paradigm: New Concepts for Tactical Spectrum Monitoring
April 18 | 2 PM

Spectrum Managers must adapt to a paradigm shift in the tactical electromagnetic environment, plus cope with personnel shortages and a vast operational theatre. New technologies and innovations in SDR sensor deployment methods can assist spectrum managers in becoming more like an orchestra conductor, controlling multiple sensor systems, vice just being a "one man/woman band" with just a single handheld. In the webinar, let's explore novel deployment methods for spectrum managers such as man-portable, vehicle-based and even UAVs equipped with SDR sensors. Mr. George will be covering how spectrum managers can deploy squad-based, multi-platform systems forward to protect the spectrum around Forward Operating Bases, airfields and more.

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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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Navigating the New Frontiers of EW

In this episode of From the Crow’s Nest, host Ken Miller talks to Brian “Hinks” Hinkley, a retired Navy Captain and President of the Association of Old Crows.

The two talk about how far the world of EW has changed in recent years, including evidence that people are understanding how critical EW and EMSO is in combat situations around the world. Brian tells Ken that America faces a variety of EW-related challenges – from the threat of rogue nations and non-state actors gaining access to EW technology to a dated acquisition procurement system. The two also discuss the current state of recruitment and training, and what AOC and others can do to help develop highly-trained personnel.

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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

• Chief Scientist – Space and Missile Defense Technical Center – Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, United States (On-Site)

Cyber Warfare Instructor II – Tyonek Native Corporation – Hurlburt Field, Florida (On-Site)

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Industry News

Lockheed Martin has been awarded an initial US$276 million contract by the US Air Force to develop and produce the Advanced Range Threat System Variant 3 Variable Aperture Digital Radar system. (JED)

The State Department has greenlighted an emergency $138 million in foreign military sales for Ukraine to provide critical repairs and spare parts for Kyiv’s Hawk missile systems. (AP)

Okinawa, which sits closer to China than to Japan's main islands, is the focus of US and Japanese efforts to beef up defenses in Japan's southwest islands. (NPR)