2023 AOC Convention Audience Focuses on Advancing EMS Superiority


By John Knowles, JED Managing Editor

AOC 2023 demonstrated the growing interest in EMSO. With more than 2,800 attendees and nearly 180 exhibitors, it was the largest AOC event in recent memory.

The symposium offered leadership, operational and technical perspectives from 86 keynote speakers, panelists, presenters and session moderators who collectively addressed the theme, “Advancing EMS Superiority Through Strategic Alliances and Partnerships.”

Specific topics included the Russo-Ukrainian War, cognitive EW, JADC2, Electromagnetic Battle Management, open system architectures, space EW, multi-national EW partnerships and much more.

In the exhibit hall, the dynamic nature of the EW and SIGINT industry was on display. Attendees could learn about new technologies and new types of EW services, from cognitive EW systems and the AI technologies that underpin their performance, to compact digital receivers and novel antenna technologies. With 34 more exhibitors than last year, small companies offering new ideas and approaches contributed significantly to the energy in the exhibit hall.

Mark your calendar for next year and AOC 2024, same dates (December 11-13) at the same location.

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