Guided Weapons - MAA-GW

Technology School
5 days

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About this course

This course will introduce you to the ‘missile’ and the system; constituent parts of the missile and how they integrate into the complete system; the threat and how it can be countered.  You will learn the need for guidance; types of trajectory; system characteristics and classification; command, homing and navigational guidance systems.

You will also look at polar, cartesian and roll control; aerodynamic and thrust vector control; actuation systems; instrumentation; accelerometers; rate and position gyroscopes; acceleration and velocity control; roll rate and position, latax and altitude autopilots.

You will learn all the areas that make up a guided weapon systems – including: aerodynamics and aerostructures, electro-optics and infrared systems, radar STA.  You will also have an introduction to millimetric wave seekers and warheads.

What you will learn

On successful completion of the module the student will be able to:
  • describe the elements that make up a guided weapon system
  • discuss the principles involved and the design constraints on guided weapon air frame, propulsion, warhead, control and guidance systems and how these subsystems interact with one another
  • explain the principles of radar, IR and laser technology and how these technologies are used in guided weapon systems
  • develop a preliminary guided weapon design

How will this course help my career?

This course is suitable for those individuals who require a general overview of guided weapon technology and design. 

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

How will I learn?


How will you be assessed?

Individual Course Work.

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