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Babcock Training Academy

We deliver world-class training in complex systems to AUS/NZ defence, government and high tech markets

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Babcock Training Academy
Level 10 70 Franklin Street Adelaide  SA  5000

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Principles of Naval Weapons Systems

This 4 day short course presented by Mr Craig Payne spans a wide variety of topics with the objective to provide the student the "big picture " as related to basic sensor and weapons theory. Material will cover general physical theory of various types of radar systems, electro-optical systems, sonar systems, guidance and tracking systems, command and control architectures, weapon propulsion, fusing and warheads.

Mathematic expressions are kept simple such that a quick understanding of the relationships and trade-offs of different performance factors can be appreciated and determined. Considerations on how the differing elements of the Detect-to-Engage sequence could be analysed, judgments made and metrics used are also explored. All subjects will be treated in an unclassified nature.

Target Audience

This course is designed for decision makers, analysts and engineers who want to broaden their understanding of individual elements of the detection to engagement kill-chain for Naval Weapons Systems.

Course Outline

What Makes a Combat System?


Antennas, Radar Performance Factors, Radar Range Equation, Radar Systems, Radar Selection Exercise


Radiant Terminology, Thermal and Selective Radars, Targets, Backgrounds and Attenuation, IR Range Equation, Scanners and Detectors, Electro-Optical Selection Exercise


Propagation, Figure of Merit, Active and Passive System Considerations, Non-Acoustic Considerations, Acoustic Selection Exercise


Servo, Track-while-scan, Passive Only Tracking, Identification

Command and Control

Tactical Data, C2, Link 11, Link 16, Link 22, CEC, GCCS-M


Propulsion - ballistics, jets, rockets, Guidance - types, phase, homing logic


Electronic Warfare - basic jamming techniques, protection methods, Decoys - Types of decoys and desired effects of use


Fuzing - basic functions and types, Warheads - explosive chemistry, Damage Predictions - fragmentation effects, fuel air explosives, armour piercing and shape charges

Kill-chain Analysis and Trade-offs

Introduction of kill chain analysis, Life-Cycle Costing, Trade off Exercises

Measures of Effectiveness

Evaluation of Combat Systems

Latest Combat Systems

Course Details

Course start Mon 19th March 2018
Course end Thurs 22nd March 2018
Individual price $2,800.00
Extra Information To secure your seat please submit a Registration Form. If you are waiting for financial/supervisor approval you are welcome to reserve a seat without commitment. Please note that the course fee is ex GST. We thank you for your interest and look forward to hearing from you.
Course location Adelaide (Mawson Lakes)
Please register your interest in this course by contacting Babcock on +61 (0)8 8440 1498

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Registering for one of our courses is easy! Simply fill out one of the below Course Registration Forms and return via email to training@babcock.com.au

Course Registration Form - Individual Registration Form

Course Registration Form - Group Registration Form

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All prices shown are Exclusive of GST. GST of 10% will be added to all invoices