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Combat Systems Engineering Training Bootcamp

A combat systems engineer may be involved in everything from combat simulation to threat and system risk assessment.

Combat systems engineering focuses on the application of systems engineering and system architecture to the design and construction of modern combat systems and their integration with each other.

A combat systems engineer can be involved in many different areas of expertise, such as:

  • Systems engineering
  • Computer programming
  • Chemical systems
  • Biological systems
  • Material systems
  • Human factors
  • Combat environments
  • Sensor systems
  • Threat and system risk assessment
  • Conventional and unconventional weapons
  • Combat simulation
  • Reliability and maintenance
  • Strategic planning and applications to aerospace
  • Ground and naval combat systems

Another discipline involving a combat systems engineer is systems of systems engineering (SoSE).

There may also be opportunities to design and engineer new combat weaponry such as robot tanks and trucks expected to emerge from the U.S. Army’s program called Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle.

The focus of combat systems engineering is what’s known as network-centric warfare (NCW), an approach to the conduct of warfare that derives its power from the effective linking or networking of the warfighting enterprise.

NCW is characterized by the ability of geographically dispersed forces (consisting of entities) to create a high level of shared battlespace awareness that can be exploited via self-synchronization and other network-centric operations to achieve commanders’ intent.

Combat Systems Engineering Training Bootcamp (5 Day Version) Course by Tonex

Combat Systems Engineering Training Bootcamp introduces participants to  the application of systems engineering, system of systems engineering (SoSE), ConOps, system analysis, requirements, architecture to the design and implementation of modern combat systems.

Methods of Learning:

Lectures, workshops, case studies, and hands-on training. Textbooks for each student and other training materials shall be provided.

Target Audience:  The intended audience for this course is newly hired engineers, technicians, logisticians, analysts, and intermediate level SME’s and supervisors.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will examine the basic principles, processes and products of Combat System Engineering and relate recent operational experiences to them. We have developed training topics and operational manuals to instruct personnel from DoD, USAF, Warfare Commands, Navy, Coast Guard, USMC, and Marines.

  • Basics of combat systems
  • Systems engineering principles applied to combat systems
  • Terminology of Combat Systems
  • Methodologies applied to Combat Systems
  • Combat Systems Development and Management
  • System Engineering Process applied to Combat Systems
  • Combat System Engineering Details
  • Systems Analysis and Control applied to Combat Systems
  • Combat Systems Planning, Organizing, and Managing
  • Elements of combat systems including: computer architecture, programming, chemical systems, biological systems, material systems, human factors, combat environments, sensor systems, threat, modeling, simulation and system risk assessment, conventional and unconventional weapons, combat simulation, logistics, reliability and maintenance, testing, validation, verification and engineering project management, strategic planning and applications to aerospace, ground, and naval combat systems

Course Agenda

Overview of Combat Systems

  • Terminology of Combat Systems and Systems Engineering
  • Methodologies Applied to Combat Systems
  • Combat Systems Development and Management
  • Combat Systems Engineering vs. System-of-Systems Engineering
  • Overview of Warfare and NCW
  • Surface ship combat systems
  • Combat subsystems
  • System design characteristics
  • Integration and performance of combat subsystems
  • Overview of surface ship ISR capabilities
  • Radar, electro-optical imaging, sensor fusion, combat control, communications, electronic warfare, guns, missiles and launcher systems

Combat Systems Engineering Disciplines

  • Combat Systems Engineering and Integration Principals
  • The Importance of System-of-Systems Integration
  • Mission Analysis in the Combat Systems Engineering Process
  • Using DoDAF to create Combat Capabilities, System Architecture and Design
  • Product Line vs. Platform Systems Engineering
  • Naval Integrated Fire Control
  • Counter Air Capability-Based
  • A Systems Engineering Approach to Requirements Commonality
  • Systems Engineering Planning
  • Platform-Level Systems Engineering
  • Ship and Enterprise Approach to the Navy Systems Engineering and Design
  • Combat Systems ConOps
  • Ship and Combat System Architectures
  • Combat Systems Requirements Engineering
  • Combat Systems Software and Hardware Design
  • Combat Systems Integration
  • Reliability, Safety and Security
  • Integration, Verification and Validation (IV&V)
  • Platform, hardware & Software Security

System Engineering Processes Applied to Combat Systems

  • Requirements analysis
  • Function analysis and allocation
  • Design synthesis
  • Design Verification
  • System engineering process outputs
  • Requirement levels
  • Design baselines
  • Validation
  • Introduction and overview of Combat Systems Architecture
  • Warfare area discussion

Systems Analysis and Control

  • Work breakdown
  • Configuration management
  • Technical reviews and audits
  • Trade studies
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Metrics
  • Risk management

Planning, Organizing, and Managing

  • Systems engineering planning
  • Product improvement strategies
  • Organizing and integration system development

System Engineering Cross Activities for Combat Systems

  • Capability Build Concept in Product Line Systems Engineering
  • Evaluation of Architecture Development for Shipboard Combat Systems
  • Technology Integration and Assessment Capability
  • Combat system life cycle and Program Objectives
  • Characteristics
  • Elements
  • Architecture
  • Good design
  • Testing

Workshops and Case Studies


Combat Systems Engineering Training Bootcamp

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