AOC-India Association of Old Crows, India Chapter



Electronic Warfare has been, and remains, a critical enabling capability in military operations in peace and war. With the evolution of digital and computer technology, EW, IO and related disciplines are increasingly necessary to achieve situational awareness, knowledge superiority, strategic and tactical dominance and force and platform protection in both offensive and defensive operations.

Today the AOC has over 13,000 members from 47 countries, including 65 Chapters from 19 countries. With its headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, it has an annual budget of approximately US $ 2.4M and 13 permanent staff.

All the members receive a free monthly copy of the outstanding Journal of Electronic Defense (JED) and can attend meetings, workshops and conferences either Free or at reduced rates. Members are kept informed of all India Chapter Activities through regular e-news letter.


The India Chapter praposes to arrange a varied programme of activities throughout the year including presentations from the experts in the field of Electronic Warfare and holds classified symposia in collaboration with DRDO, the Armed Forces, Defence Production Agencies and Industry.



The AOC covers the entire electromagnetic environment supporting military operations and homeland defence covering land, sea, air and space environments. AOC's involvement spans the process of R&D, T&E, Procurement, Concept Development, Policy, Operations and Sustainability.


During World War II Allied Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) Operators, tasked to disrupt enemy communications and radars, were given the code name ‘Raven’ to provide a degree of security to their existence. After WW II, Military Jargon subsequently changed the name of these former Ravens and they became known as ‘Old Crows’. The full history of the Association of Old Crows (AOC) is available at :

The AOC India Chapter was established on 10 February 2010 with a vision to promote the Electronic Warfare activity in India. We welcome all ranks of Armed services, Defence Production Agencies, Industry, Research Establishments and Academia to become the members.

Important Membership Base of the AOC India Chapter is:

  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
  • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
  • Indian Armed Services
  • Indian EW Industry
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)


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