"The Association of Old Crows (AOC) is a non-profit international professional association with over 14,500 members and 100+ organisations engaged in the science and practice of Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO) and related disciplines."

The AOC has members in 47 countries with 65 chapters in 19 countries. The AOC’s membership includes executives, scientists, engineers, managers, operators, educators and military personnel. Founded in 1964, the AOC owns a headquarters building in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC.

The name “Old Crows” emerged from the first large-scale use of Electronic Warfare during the WWII Battle of Britain and the US and allied bombing raids over Europe. The Allied Radar Countermeasure operators used the code name “Ravens” and employed receivers and transmitters to monitor and jam threat frequencies. Military jargon later changed “Ravens” to “Crows.”

With origins in WWII, Electronic Warfare has been, and remains, a critical enabling capability in military operations in peace and war. With the evolution of digital/computer technology, Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO) and related disciplines are increasingly necessary to achieve knowledge superiority, strategic and tactical dominance and asset protection in both offensive and defensive operations. Information Operations include those actions taken to influence, effect or defend information, information systems and decision-making. The development of information technology also enables EW and IO systems to cover both the analogue and digital domains including the entire acoustic, magnetic, seismic and electromagnetic spectra.

Australian Chapter


The Australian Chapter of the Association of Old Crows was established on the 19th of August 1982 and currently has a membership in excess of 300 spread across the Australian States. With over 40% of members based in South Australia, the focus of meetings for the Australian Chapter has been in Adelaide, although sub-boards have been established in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to meet the needs of members in those areas.

The Board of Directors is elected for a 3 year period. Current board members including sub-board representatives can be viewed on the Directors page.

Click on the link to view the Australian Chapter's Governance Documentation page.

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