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48th Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium

48th Annual Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium

April  2 - 4, 2019 | Pt. Mugu, California

The National AOC and Mugu Crows Chapter of the AOC, under a co-sponsorship agreement with NAWCWD, will hold the 48th Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium at Naval Base  Ventura County Pt. Mugu Station Theater, CA


 This symposium has been approved by the Department of the Navy.   Click here for approval memo.


Read a post-event recap here!

Theme: Collaboration and Collaborative EW (US/AUS collaboration, Stand-in/Stand-off/Self-Protect jammer collaboration, Sensor collaboration, Man/Machine Collaboration, blue on blue collaboration/interoperability)


Day One will be classified US Secret Only.  

Day Two and Day Three sessions will be Classified Secret Releasable to Australia. 


The National AOC and Mugu Crows Chapter of the AOC, under a co-sponsorship agreement with NAWCWD, will hold the 48th Collaborative Electronic Warfare Symposium at Naval Base Ventura County Pt. Mugu Station Theater, CA (02 April - 04 April 2019).   Day One will be classified US Secret Only.  Day Two and Day Three sessions will be classified SECRET releasable to Australia. 


Conference Topics:

1. Coherent Electronic Attack: Technology trends and advancements focused at the precise phase and timing requirements to produce sophisticated coherent jam strategies.  This includes the cognitive/AI  algorithms that can drive system adjustments at the speeds/precision necessary to produce coherent effects  

2. Cooperative Electronic Attack: Technology trends and advancements focused at combining EA systems for increased performance. This includes both offensive and self-protect EA and potential jam strategies that can optimize EA resources between different type EA systems.

3. Collaborative Electronic Attack: Technology trends and advancements focused at generating broader EA effects at the operational level.  This includes the optimal allocation of limited EA assets over a longer duration and broader geographic areas than EA support to single target area and short time on target. 

4. Collaborative EW enablers to improve EA effectiveness: Non-EA technology trends and advancements that are necessary to produce greater EA effectiveness.  Includes networked solutions, interoperability / compatibility concerns, manned / unmanned teaming, assured comms…

5. Warfighter Perspective

Conference Chairman:  Mr. Brian Ziegler 
Rear Admiral Steve Parode
Director, Warfare Integration Directorate, N2/N6F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Air Commodore Terry Van Haren, DSM, RAAF
Australian Air Force Attaché, Washington
Captain Jeff Chism
Commanding Officer, Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC)
Dr. William Conley
Director Electronic Warfare, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment



Draft agenda - click here for PDF version.   Sessions will be held US Secret Only and US Secret REL Australia

Tuesday, April 2  | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3  |  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 4  | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Monday, April 1, 2019, 11:00 a. m. - 6:00 p.m.  held at the Mandalay Bay Embassy Suites | Oxnard, CA

Electronic Warfare in Space - hosted by the AOC Mugu Crows, Rohde & Schwarz is sponsoring a customized course taught by an external subject matter expert. This is a unique opportunity to interact with a well-known EW subject matter expert, Dave Adamy.

 With the proliferation of commercial and military satellites, space is becom-ing increasingly recognized as a contested electronic battlespace.  This class discusses Earth satellites from an Electronic Warfare and Reconnaissance point of view. The class starts with a brief and gentle overview of orbit mechanics and spherical trigonometry – the nature of orbits, the relationship between satellite altitude and orbital period, etc.  Then we will discuss radio propagation to and from satellites. During the course, we will discuss some specific satellite issues relevant to EW, including:

How much of the Earth can a satellite at some height or orbital period see?
How long can a satellite see a target on the Earth?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of synchronous vs. low Earth satellites?
How do you calculate antenna look angles from a satellite?
How well can you intercept a signal from the Earth using a synchronous satellite receiver?

For more information and to register for the complimentary workshop please visit:

All questions regarding the workshop should be directed to Jason Frase,   (805) 490-2994



Conference Registration Fees (must have proper security clearance and be cleared to attend)

AOC Member – Industry/Contractor - $700 includes meal package and Full Conference Registration
Non-Member – Industry/Contractor - $800 includes meal package and Full Conference Registration
Active Government Civilian (no meal package) - $0
Active Duty Military (no meal package) – $0

Meal Package is $40



Pre-registration is CLOSED as of Noon (EST)  Wednesday, March 27th.   All registrations after this date will be handled and processed onsite.  No exceptions.  

*Conference cancellations must be submitted in writing; telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Please email your cancellation request to Refunds will be issued minus a $75 administrative fee for all paid registrations. No refunds after March 25 or for no-shows. Online registration will close at Noon on March 27.  Registrations after that time will need to register onsite.


Station Theater
Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), Pt Mugu
311 Main Road, Building 114 (next to the Chapel of Faith on 4th and Mugu Road)
NBVC Pt Mugu, CA  93042


Embassy Suite Mandalay Beach Hotel
2101 Mandalay Beach Road | Oxnard, CA  93035
(805) 984-2500
AOC Room block is $180 per night plus taxes while inventory is available.  Last day to book room at this special rate is March 12, 2019.   Complimentary WiFi for Hilton Honor members.  Self parking rate is $22 per day.

Click here to make your reservation

Courtyard by Marriott Oxnard
600 East Esplanade Drive | Oxnard, CA  93036
(805) 984-3600
AOC Room block is $134 per night plus taxes while inventory is available.  Last day to book room at this special rate is March 11, 2019.   

Click here to make your reservation.


OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (for registered attendees)

Monday, April 1 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Welcome Reception - Embassy Suites Mandalay Bay
2101 Mandalay Beach Drive, Oxnard, CA

Tuesday, April 2 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Waterside Restaurant & Wine Bar at Channel Island Harbor 
3500  Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA

Wednesday, April 3 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Commemorative Air Force Museum - So Cal Wing Hanger
455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA


 ** MUST SUBMIT CLEARANCE ASAP if you are planning to attend.

U.S. Attendees:  All attendees representing the U.S. for all sessions, must submit their valid Security Certification via JPAS, SMO Code 631266, POC:  AOC2019/Carolanne Perez  First Visit Date:  1 April 2019, Last Visit Date: 5 April 2019, Phone Number: 805-989-4001. This visit request is a stand-alone visit and should be dated 1 April - 5 April 2019.  Other time frames will not be accepted.   Any attendees sending their clearance via fax must have Need-to-Know completed.  All conference attendees will be required to show proper state or federal issued photo identification.   If you would like to verify your clearance or base access, please send an email to 

Australian Participation: 

Australian military, government and foreign industry personnel associated and Government of Australia, including Australian personnel with CAC cards should coordinate participation and Visit Request authorization through their organization and the Embassy of Australia.   Australian Personnel serving in PEP billets at U.S. Commands or in ITO should have their Contact Officer contact NAWCWD at  

If you have any questions, please contact Nate Sherwood,, 805-989-3582 or Charlene Parr,, 805-989-3601



US. Attendees:

If you have a government issued CAC, active/reserve/retired military ID you will be able to access the base by showing your appropriate identification card. 

If you do not have a CAC card or military ID you must complete the base access form - BASE ACCESS FORM 2019    Must be received no later than March 15 - no exceptions.   After that date you will need to ride a shuttle bus in the morning you will need to park outside the gate and ride the shuttle van to the base theater.  The shuttles will run continuously between 0715-0830 daily and will bring you back to the gate in the afternoon.  

Anyone with any felonies, open warrants or on the Sex Offender. Registry will be denied access to the base.



If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibiting at Pt Mugu, please click here or contact Mr. Sean Fitzgerald, 703-549-1600 ext 222

This Government co-sponsored event does not constitute Federal sponsorship, sanction or endorsement of the Non-federal entities (NFE) sponsors or the NFE activities.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

  Title Sponsor             
  Platinum Sponsors            
  Gold Sponsors            
  Silver Sponsors            
  Bronze Sponsors


With over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.