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Fundamentals of Network Centric Warfare (NCW)

Network Centric Warfare (NCW) is an information superiority-enabled concept of operations that generates increased combat power.

This is accomplished by networking sensors, decision makers, and combat ready personnel to achieve shared awareness, increased speed of command, higher tempo of operations, greater lethality, increased survivability and a degree of self-synchronization.

In essence, NCW translates information superiority into combat power by effectively linking knowledgeable entities in the battlespace.

While information superiority is not a new concept, the blazing speed of advancement in information technologies through digitalization, etc., has brought about dramatic changes to our lifestyles and profound changes in the conduct of modern warfare.

This led to the birth of Network Centric Warfare, which offers great opportunities to dramatically enhance combat prowess by exploiting shared situational awareness, increased speed of command, improved systems’ lethality and survivability, and greater flexibility achieved through self-synchronization.

The term network centric warfare (NCW) 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.

Also known as Network Centric Operations, NCW has been a key component of DoD planning for transformation of the military.

NCW also relies on computer equipment and networked communications technology to provide a shared awareness of the battle space for U.S. forces.

Most military strategists feel that a shared awareness increases synergy for command and control, resulting in superior decision-making, and the ability to coordinate complex military operations over long distances for an overwhelming war-fighting advantage.

Settling on a term to describe the likely nature of warfare in the Information Age is often difficult for the military. Many feel that Network Centric Warfare is the most appropriate term because it directly, or indirectly, recognizes the essential characteristics of the revolution taking place in the commercial sector that will be manifested in warfare in the Information Age.

In essence, Network Centric Warfare recognizes the potential for the decoupling of sensors from actors, and each from platforms when it specifies a geographically dispersed force. It recognizes the centrality of information by specifying knowledgeable assets.

Additionally, by networking forces, NCW focuses attention on the importance of the interactions among battlespace entities that are necessary to generate synergistic effects.

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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