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Babcock Training Academy

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Babcock Training Academy
Level 10 70 Franklin Street Adelaide  SA  5000

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Electronic Warfare - Concepts

Course Description

This practical 3-day course provides insight into the whole electronic-warfare field at the systems and operational level. It covers the basic definitions and technical and operational concepts of electronic and information warfare to enable students to communicate effectively with professionals in those fields and as a foundation for later higher level courses. It uses little math beyond algebra, yet students will learn to use important propagation and jamming equations in their simple dB forms. All concepts are explained in practical, physical terms.

Target Audience

The intended audience is working professionals in EW or related fields who have engineering degrees or the equivalent ability to use analytical tools. However, dB equations and physical explanations of concepts will be an integral part of the course.

Course Outline


Basic concepts of EW and IW. Definitions, terminology and descriptions of subfields. Description of threats and threat signals. Aircraft protection, Ship protection, Ground vehicle protection. Communications and infrastructure vulnerability and protection.

Electronic Support Measures

Antennas, Receivers, Processors, Man-machine Interface, Search techniques, Emitter Location, Basic intercept calculations (received signal level, receiver sensitivity, effective range).

Electronic Countermeasures

Jamming concepts, Radar and Communication Jamming, cover jamming, deceptive jamming, Basic jamming calculations (J/S & Burn through for self protection and stand-off jamming).


Expendable, towed and independent maneuver. Active and passive decoys. Decoy engagement calculations.


Techniques and effectiveness. Aircraft protection, Ship protection.

Infrared and Electro-optical systems and countermeasures

Black body theory (very shallow coverage), Heat seeking missiles, FLIR, IRST, Night vision devices, Laser designators, Ladar, Flares, IR jammers, Laser countermeasures.

Relationship of EW and IW

IW Concerns and Techniques.

Course Details

Course start Mon 13th November 2017
Course end Wed 15th November 2017
Individual price $2,900.00
Extra Information To secure your seat, please register using the forms provided. You may also reserve a seat without commitment if you are awaiting supervisor / financial approval.
Course location Adelaide (Mawson Lakes)
Please register your interest in this course by contacting Babcock on +61 (0)8 8440 9507

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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 Attendees

Course Registration Form - Multiple Attendees

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