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Fundamentals of Network Centric Warfare (NCW)

Pioneered by the DoD in the 1990s, Network Centric Warfare (NCW) is a military doctrine or war theory that seeks to translate an information advantage, enabled in part by information technology, into a competitive advantage through the robust computer networking of well geographically informed dispersed forces.

The term “Network Centric Warfare” broadly describes the combination of emerging tactics, techniques, and procedures that a fully or even partially networked force can employ to create a decisive warfighting advantage.

Network Centric Warfare generates increased combat power by networking sensors, decision-makers, and shooters to achieve shared awareness, increased speed of command, high tempo of operations, greater lethality, raised survivability, and a degree of self-synchronization.

NCW translates information superiority into combat power by effectively linking friendly forces within the battlespace, providing a much-improved shared awareness of the situation, and enabling more rapid, effective decision-making.

In traditional military operations, a mission is assigned and planned, forces are generated, and operations are executed to concentrate power on an objective. This is a highly coordinated, “stepped” cycle where there are periods of relative inaction, during which forces are generated and actions coordinated alternate with periods of action, when combat power is applied.

Essentially, Network Centric Warfare recognizes the potential for the decoupling of sensors from actors, and each from platforms when it specifies a geographically dispersed force.

Network Centric Warfare is based upon the experiences of organizations that have successfully adapted to the changing nature of their competitive spaces in the Information Age.

One of the major lessons learned is that without changes in the way an organization does business, it is not possible to fully leverage the power of information.

NCW recognizes the centrality of information and its potential as a source of power. This potential is realized as a direct result of the new relationships among individuals, organizations and processes that are developed.

These new relationships create new behaviors and modes of operation.

Analysts contend that NCW is the cumulative impact of new relationships among warfighting organizations that are the source of increased combat power. NCW provides a conceptual framework with which to examine military missions, operations and organizations.

Network Centric Warfare is intended to provide a fresh perspective to help ensure that new approaches and solutions will not be constrained by outmoded ideas.

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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