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Fundamentals of Network Centric Warfare (NCW) Training by Tonex

Network centric warfare (NCW) is about strategic spectrum dominance and how it has now become a crucial part of modern war.

Also, network centric warfare involves warfare of the fifth generation which is fought in cyberspace which is usually to prevent cyber-attacks and data breaches and is equally important for national security.

In various locations worldwide, aeronautical, defense, and security organizations use sophisticated technologies to detect risks that are actual and imminent.

Network centric warfare is a military operation involving the use of electromagnetic energies in the monitoring, manipulating, reducing, or preventing hostile use of electromagnetic spectrum and also the detection of the radar of an incoming missile and the gathering of radio signals from an opponent.

The doctrine of network-centric warfare for the DoD draws its highest level of guidance from the concept of “team warfare,” meaning the integration and synchronization of all appropriate capabilities across the various services, ranging from Army to Air Force to Coast Guard. This is part of the principle of joint warfare.

The tenets of network-centric warfare are:

  • Tenet 1: A robustly networked force improves information sharing.
  • Tenet 2: Information sharing and collaboration enhance the quality of information and shared situational awareness.
  • Tenet 3: Shared situational awareness enables self-synchronization.
  • Tenet 4: These, in turn, dramatically increase mission effectiveness.

All these aspects in turn dramatically increase mission effectiveness.

Situation awareness is an especially germane tenet, particularly in the chaos of battle. Situation awareness requirements for soldiers consist of the dynamic information needed to support each of their tasks and objectives.

Although the specific objectives and tasks of the soldier vary from mission to mission, some common critical tasks can be hypothesized to include: detection and identification of targets, identification of terrain features, navigation and localization of self and others, engagement to include fire and maneuvering, communications between and within units, mission rehearsal planning and replanning, and development of tactics.

This is why the Department of Defense has continued to emphasis Link 16, a standardized communications system used by U.S., NATO, and Coalition forces for transmitting and exchanging real time tactical data using links between allied military network participants, also known as TADIL J.

The advantages network-centric warfare brings to the battlespace are particularly relevant to the tactical and operational levels of war, but they impact all levels of military activity from the tactical to the strategic.

Although the construct of an information advantage may seem somewhat intangible, it can be measured, and its impact on military operations can be evaluated in terms of mission effectiveness, survivability and lethality—coins of the realm used by warfighters across the ages.

In the industrial age, power was primarily derived from mass and the sources of power for moving mass. In the information age, power is increasingly derived from information sharing, information access and speed.

Fundamentals of Network Centric Warfare (NCW) Course by Tonex

Fundamentals of Network Centric Warfare (NCW) is a 2-day training course that offers a deep exposure to modern network centricity capabilities in military operations.

In this course, discover all you need to know to effectively use network-centric warfare key concepts, and supporting services and systems including C4ISR, command and control (C2)  technology, architecture, systems, tactics, and security.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers, technicians, analysts, and managers working with warfare technology.

What You Will Learn

  • The foundations of network-centricity doctrine
  • The key concepts behind Network Centric Warfare (NCW)
  • Key concepts behind Joint Information Enterprise (JIE) and Joint Operational Access Concept (JOAC)
  • How to use key control structures to manage NCW building blocks, nets, and its components
  •  Air Force Aerial Layer Network (ALN)
  • Plan, design and implement NCW solutions
  • Space and cyberspace NCW
  • Challenges and promise of network-centric warfare


Introduction to Network Centric Warfare (NCW)

  • Backgrounds of NCW
  • New warfighting concepts, military communications, networks, software, systems, and security
  • Network-centric warfare operations
  • Implications for military operations
  • U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM)
  • Army LandWarNet
  • Land ISR net
  • Navy NGEN and CANES
  • Air Force Aerial Layer Network (ALN)
  • Navy’s Cooperative engagement capability (CEC)
  • Joint Information Enterprise (JIE)
  • Joint Operational Access Concept (JOAC)

Main Principles of NCW

  • Logic of NCW
  • NCW main principles
  • Organic information and individual situational awareness
  • Robustly networked forces
  • Information sharing: The secret of the Force of warfare
  • Information sharing and interoperability
  • Information Superiority
  • Collaboration and self-synchronization
  • Mission effectiveness and virtual collaboration
  • Operational shortcomings

NCW and Battlespace Entities

  • Roles of battlespace entities
  • Battlespace awareness and knowledge
  • Application of sensor networks
  • Surveillance and tracking in air and space
  • Application of sensor networks and fusion
  • Surveillance and tracking of moving and mobile objects
  • Operational Capabilities of Mission Specific
  • Command and control and execution
  • C2 Domains and functions
  • Threat modeling and simulation
  • Emerging paradigms

Network-centric Warfare In Action: Examples

  • Operational limitations
  • Networks collaborative planning
  • Strategic Limitations
  • Network-centric operations
  • Cultural limitations
  • Network-centric operations
  • Training
  • Doctrine
  • Intelligence
  • Networked Coalitions

Fundamentals of Network Centric Warfare (NCW)

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