Conference Theme



The 25th AOC EW Europe event in Liverpool will bring together world-leading experts from the military, government, academia and industry. Delegates will progress their understanding of the issues, technology and capabilities that underpin their national electronic warfare abilities and allow them to enhance their capabilities both nationally and in international collaborative defence. 

The Multi Domain Battlefield (MDB) includes the EM Domain and Information Domain (including cyber operations), as well as the Land, Maritime, Air and Space Domains. The EM and Information Domains underpin and enable every decision, communication and navigation system as well as defensive and offensive actions. Spectrum management capabilities are vital to all of warfare and especially manoeuvre warfare – we all know that without spectrum dominance the war is lost before it is begun.  New and current threat systems and strategies for defeating them will be considered alongside the technological developments most likely to influence the complex electromagnetic warfare of the future.

Conference topics

AOC EW Europe 2020 session topics in support of the conference theme include:

  • Keynote addresses
  • Operational updates and activities
  • EW Threat Developments
  • National perspectives on EW
  • Cyber and Information Security
  • Technological innovations and developments including:
    • Maritime EW
    • Platform Protection
    • Offensive Capabilities
    • Advances in SIGINT and ELINT
    • Emerging Technologies for EW

Professional development

Introducing young people to the rewards of a career in Electronic Warfare is a key ambition for this event. Student poster presentations will form part of the exhibition and delegates will be encouraged to engage with the students during breaks in the conference programme. With this initiative and the extensive exhibition that accompanies the conference, delegates just won’t have a moment to spare!

All AOC Global events are Continuous Professional Development (CPD) accredited by a globally recognised company, with all the benefits that brings to individuals and organisations in terms of learning, recognition, progress and business opportunities.

Previous agenda

The most recent edition of AOC EW Europe took place on 13-15 May 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Chaired by Air Marshal Philip Sturley, a former senior commander in the Royal Air Force, the event welcomed more than 50 world-leading speakers to tackle the overarching conference theme: Unifying Electromagnetic Warfare in a Complex World - Together

Highlights included an opening keynote address from Brigadier Fredrik Bergman, Head of the Test & Evaluation Division - Defence Materiel Administration (FMV). You can access the full 2019 agenda below. If you attended the event, you can also access conference materials.

2019 agenda  Presentation slides

Participate in 2020

The Association of Old Crows are currently working with our content team to shape the conference agenda for AOC Electronic Warfare Europe 2020. If you are an academic researcher, subject-matter expert or military leader with operational experience in the European region, we would love to hear from you.

The call for papers will open in January 2020. To be notified once submissions are open, register your interest here.

You may also be interested in participating at the upcoming edition of AOC Electronic Warfare Asia.