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Be introduced to the overarching “big picture” environment of basic sensor and  weapons theory. Learn about the 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 elements presented are unclassified.

Course Outline

  • What Makes a Combat System?
  • Radar
  • EO/IR
  • Sonar
  • Track
  • Command and Control
  • Engagement
  • Countermeasures
  • Effects
  • Kill-chain Analysis and Trade-offs
  • Measures of Effectiveness
  • Evaluation of Combat Systems
  • Latest Combat Systems

Course Details

Duration: 4 days

Price: $2,850 (ex GST)
Funding for training may be available to eligible organisations through the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) Grants Program. To determine if you are eligible and for more information, details are available here

Who should attend: Structured for decision makers, analysts and engineers who aim to broaden their understanding of individual elements of the detection to engagement kill-chain for Naval Weapon Systems

Prerequisite: No prerequisities are mandated for this course

Accreditation: National accreditation is currently not available for this course

Trainer: Mr Craig Payne, retired naval officer and experienced lecturer in principles of naval weapons, basic naval weapon systems and  electronic warfare. BSc/MSc and researcher at Johns Hopkins  University Applied Physics Laboratory and published technical author

Please note: this course will run subject to sufficient numbers

Terms and conditions

How to register for this course

Simply fill out one of the below Course Registration Forms and return via email to [email protected]

Contact us

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Babcock Training Academy

Level 9
70 Franklin Street
Adelaide  SA  5000

tel: +61 8 8440 1400