About the event


Integrating Electromagnetic Effects across all Domains

Association of Old Crows (AOC) is an organisation 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.

With a history spanning more than 25 years, AOC Europe is the association's flagship international event.

Across three days, the show connects organisations and individuals from government, defence, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information and review the latest advances in these fields.


What is AOC Europe and why is it important?

Hear from AOC President, Glenn Powder Carlson

Why attend?

Meet world-leading experts to discuss their understanding of the issues, technology and capabilities that underpin evolving electronic warfare abilities, both nationally and in collective defence. Alongside a technical conference programme, the event features an exhibition area for specialist suppliers to showcase their technologies, products and services.

Here's what one of our event attendees had to say:

  • "For the first time, Portugal EW Centre attended the AOC Europe event. In times of huge technology transformation where traditional paradigms are also being change in the EW exploitation, it was a great opportunity to know about these subjects in terms of how to approach this and to implement this. Also, the networking and the chance to meet face to face and learn more about what’s on the market was definitely very fruitful. Truly grateful for this opportunity. For every EWer it's a “must go” event.”
    João Boita
    EW Officer, Portuguese Air Force EW Centre


European rotation

Each year, the event moves to a different host city around Europe. This is to maximise engagement with local AOC chapters and ensure military and government representation has a different emphasis each year. Recent locations include:


  • 2023: 16-18 May. Bonn, Germany
  • 2022: 10-12 May. Montpellier, France
  • 2021: 12-13 October, Liverpool, UK
  • 2019: 13-15 May, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2018: 5-7 June, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 2017: 6-8 June, London, United Kingdom
  • 2016: 10-12 May, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2015: 26-28 May, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2014: 13-15 May, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 2013: 28-30 May, Cologne, Germany
  • 2012: 9-11 May, Rome, Italy


The 2020 event, scheduled for Liverpool, United Kingdom, was postponed due to the impact of Covid-19 and took place on 12-13 October 2021.

Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

2022 Conference Theme

2022 Conference Theme

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