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 Electro-magnetic and Information Domains (including cyber operations), as well as the Land, Maritime, Air and Space Domains. The MDB underpins and enables 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:

  • Operational updates and activities
  • Global EW Threat Developments
  • National perspectives on EW
  • Cyber and Information Security
  • Advances in Platform Protection
  • Technological innovations and developments including:
    • Maritime EW
    • Platform Protection
    • Offensive Capabilities
    • Advances in SIGINT and ELINT
    • Developments in processing techniques for ESM and ECM systems
    • Quantum Computing
    • Single Board Computers for EW
    • Software-defined EW Solutions
    • 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.

Immediately after the event in Liverpool, the AOC are hosting an intermediate professional development course. This course is intended for an audience that has some familiarity with electronic warfare (EW) but wants to gain additional depth and breadth in the subject.

The intended audience for this course includes Electronic Warfare (EW) professionals, including engineers, business development staff, and managers, looking to expand their general knowledge of the field. No prior experience in EW is required, but some background in EW will be helpful. More information can be found on the registration page below. 

Register here

AOC EW Europe will be chaired by Air Marshal Philip Sturley, a former senior commander in the Royal Air Force. The event will welcome more than 50 world-leading speakers to tackle the overarching conference theme: Complex Electromagnetic Warfare and The Multi Domain Battle.

For a flavour of what to expect, please access the 2019 presentation slides below.

2020 Provisional Agenda    2019 Presentation slides