Course NameLength
Advanced DO-178C Training Workshop4 days
Advanced Link 16 Training3 days
Aerospace Systems Engineering Training3 days
Applied Systems Engineering for Logisticians3 days
ARINC 429 Training2 days
ARP-4754A Training | Civil Aircraft and Systems3 days
ARP-4761 Training | Safety Assessment Guidelines2 days
Aviation Cybersecurity Training Bootcamp3 days
Avionic Systems Engineering Crash Course4 days
Combat Systems Engineering Crash Course, Part 23 days
Combat Systems Engineering Training | Part 13 days
Defense Demilitarization Program Course (DDPC)3 days
DO-160G Training | Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment2 days
DO-178 And DO-254 Avionic Training Bootcamp4 days
DO-178 Training | DO-178C Training | DO-254 Training4 days
DO-178C Training Crash Course | Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification4 days
DO-178C Training | Workshop3 days
DO-200A Training | DO-200B Processing Aeronautical Data2 days
DO-254 Training | Design Assurance of Airborne Electronic Hardware2 days
DO-254 Training: Avionics Hardware2 days
DO-278A Training | Software Integrity Assurance3 days
DO-297 Training | IMA Development Guidance2 days
EMC/EMI Training for Aerospace 3 days
Intro to Fiber Optics and Infrared Sensors3 days
Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol Training | JREAP Training Bootcamp4 days
Link 16 Advanced Training | Network Enabled Weapons Bootcamp4 days
Link 16 and MIDS Training Bootcamp1 day
Link 16 Cybersecurity Crash Course4 days
Link 16 Systems Engineering Training Course3 days
Link 16 Training for Managers2 days
Link 16 Training | Courses | Tactical Data Link Training3 days
Link 22 Training2 days
MIL-1553 Training | MIL-STD-1553 Training2 days
MIL-1760 Training2 days
Military Integrated Logistics Information System Training | MILIS Training Course3 days
Military Operational Capability Concept Training | OCD Training5 days
Multifunction Advanced Data Link Training | MADL Training Course2 days
Phased-Array Radar Systems Engineering Bootcamp3 days
Radar Systems Design and Engineering Training4 days
Radar Systems Training | Fundamental Radar Concepts3 days
Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Training Bootcamp | SIGINT Training Course3 days
Supply Support Logistics Training Course3 days
Tactical Data Link Training Crash Course | TDL Training Bootcamp4 days
Tactical Data Links (TDL) Testing Training Bootcamp4 days
TTNT Training | Tactical Targeting Network Technology Training2 days
Variable Message Format (VMF) Training Bootcamp4 days

Aerospace & Defense Engineering Training

Aerospace engineering enjoys a storied history with key timeline innovators of powered, lighter-than-air craft including Jules Henri Giffard, who in 1852 flew the first steerable steam-powered airship; Charles Renard and Arthur Constantin Krebs, who in 1884 flew the first powered airship to return to its starting point; and Ferdinand von Zeppelin who built and flew the first rigid airship, in 1900.

Aeronautical engineering was the original term for the field. As flight technology advanced to include vehicles operating in outer space, the broader term aerospace engineering”has come into common use. Aerospace engineering, particularly the astronautics branch, is often colloquially referred to as rocket science.

Today’s aerospace engineers still work with the basic concepts of aerodynamics, but must also have a working knowledge of aircraft power plants such piston engines, turbo props and jets.

Astronautical engineers must understand additional concepts, such as spacecraft propulsion systems, which include solid- and liquid-fuel rockets as well as ion drives. Manned missions require life support systems to provide air, food, water, temperature control and waste handling, so spaceflight engineers must also be familiar with these concepts.

Aerospace engineering involves both aeronautical engineers who design aircraft that fly within Earth’s atmosphere, and astronautical engineers who work with the science and technology of spacecraft that fly outside Earth’s atmosphere.

Defense engineering on the other hand focuses on the development and production of technology that is used to ensure national security and maintain the stability of governments and nations throughout the world. In short, countries require arms to act as a deterrent to other nations that might seek to provoke them

Often aerospace and defense cross paths, as in aerospace defense engineers who work in the aerospace & defense industry.

The job of an aerospace defense engineer involves protecting the United States.

Beyond that, the aerospace and defense industries are often at the forefront of innovation. For example, getting reliable and up-to-date information on the battlefield is crucial, and being able to monitor a soldier’s condition can prevent avoidable injuries.

Due to systems engineering and advancements in Internet of Things (IoT) massive connectivity, wearables can satisfy both needs. Wearables are electronic technology or devices incorporated into items that can be comfortably worn on a body. These wearable devices are used for tracking information on real time basis. They have motion sensors that take the snapshot of your day to day activity and sync them with mobile devices or laptop computers.

Wearable soldier gear such as heads-up-displays (HUDS) along with smart tattoos can monitor vital signs. In a factory environment, HUDs and smart glasses can be used in maintenance and assembly applications.

Other innovations that have come from aerospace and defense engineers include:

  • Cool burning flames research — By deliberately setting fires on the International Space Station, aerospace researchers hope to develop more efficient car engines that pollute less.
  • Mind-controlled aircraft — This sounds “out there,” but there is basis to this idea because of a new algorithm that can convert brain waves into flight commands.
  • Specialized terahertz (THz) imaging — An imagining modality that allows screeners to detect knives, guns and other devices that a person could be hiding while advancing through a checkpoint.

As with other areas of systems engineering, aerospace and defense is an interdisciplinary field of engineering and engineering management that focuses on how to design and manage complex systems over their life cycles.

For engineers, the aerospace and defense industry can be stimulating. Systems engineers might find themselves working on everything from fighter jets to tanks and naval destroyers.

Additionally, huge budgets are usually involved, which gives engineers and their teams an opportunity to focus on some of the most progressive and complex technologies that the world has ever known.

Aerospace & Defense Engineering Courses by Tonex

Aerospace & Defense Engineering Training courses by Tonex are combinations of science and engineering practices and concepts that are required to create civil, commercial and military aircraft and spacecraft. 

Tonex offers nearly four dozen different courses in Aerospace & Defense Engineering training — everything from Aerospace Systems Engineering Training to Combat Systems Engineering Training (Part 1 and Part 2) and Radar Systems Training.

Some of our most popular courses are in Link 16 Training. Tonex offers eight different classes:

Also check out our 10 courses in avionic certification guideline documents, including:

Another course, popular for its cutting-edge information is Aviation Cybersecurity Training Bootcamp.

This very important 4-day course provides security oriented aviation training regarding civilian and military aircraft including airworthiness security DO-326A/ED 202A, information, mission, networks, technology, embedded avionics systems and the whole system security engineering problem.

Tonex offers many important courses in Aerospace & Defense Engineering that you won’t find anywhere else, such as:

Our Aerospace & Defense Engineering courses are approached from a systems engineer perspective. More than two elements that have an interaction with each other can be called a system. Therefore, aerospace and defense engineering can perfectly be placed under systems engineering.

Systems engineering is a systematic method for the design, understanding, technical management, functions, and retirement of a system. A system is constructed or collected of various components that can generate the results that are not achievable by each of the elements individually.

Generalized Components:

  • Environment
  • Sub-systems with associated functions or processes
  • Inputs and outputs

Essence of Systems Engineering

  • The customer does not realize the problem, and should not
  • The “Metric” notion is very complicated
  • Effective approaches are goal-oriented, not a technology-oriented or chronological
  • Bystanders should be considered
  • There is often confusion among the decision making roles

Systems Life Cycle

  • Concept development
  • Preliminary design completion
  • Final design and construction
  • System assembly
  • Integration and test
  • Launch
  • Operations
  • Closeout

Defense Engineering

  • Air domain
  • Ground attack
  • Tactical bomber
  • Naval patrol
  • Battleground surveillance
  • Airborne early warning
  • Electronic combat
  • Photographic inspection
  • Troop/materiel transport
  • Unmanned air vehicles

Aerospace & Defense Areas

Some of the main areas related to aerospace and defense include:

  • Airframe/platform
  • Weapons systems
  • Defense electronics
  • Military communication systems
  • Simulation and training
  • Military assessment
  • Avionics system
  • Operations assessment
  • Project engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • Model-based systems engineering
  • Military and avionic standards and guidelines

Why Choose Tonex? 

For nearly 30 years our world class instructors have been teaching aerospace and defense system courses to individuals, agencies, organizations and companies.

Our huge selection of aerospace and defense engineering courses are comprehensive and hands-on with workshops, labs and practical exercises. Our instructors are not only experts in their fields, but they also have real world experience, which they fold into examples and projects.

Additionally, Tonex will tailor courses to meet the needs of your organization, company or agency.

Just ask us about it.

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