About this course

This short course is a module from the Defence Simulation and Modelling MSc. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Defence College for Military Capability Integration (DCMCI), Defence Academy.

The elements of this course are:

  • concepts of performance and effectiveness measures
  • dispersion of fire
  • accuracy, consistency and precision
  • calculation of single shot kill probability for direct fire weapons
  • modelling of area effect weapons (e.g. shells, grenades) including using the damage function
  • modelling of minefields and calculation of stopping power
  • assessment of direct fire systems examples
  • methods for modelling of land, sea and air targets
  • approaches to the analysis of various other weapon systems
  • force effectiveness comparisons
  • cost effectiveness principles
  • practical exercises to illustrate the theories
What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • describe the cycle of weapon assessment studies and the measures of performance and effectiveness
  • demonstrate the application of statistics to weapon delivery errors
  • discuss the nature of direct fire weapons and demonstrate how to calculate their performance
  • review the nature of area weapons and demonstrate the use of the damage function and lethal area in the analysis of their effects
  • use a technique for the analysis of anti-tank minefields
  • appreciate the different emphasis in the study of guided weapon systems
  • review the special nature of other weapon systems and the ideas involved in their assessment evaluate the need and collection methods, for data in models
  • explain the issues surrounding practical weapon assessment projects including force effectiveness and cost effectiveness analyses
How this course will help your career

This course is a module as part of the Defence Simulation and Modelling MSc. This course in unique in defence, providing expertise in a vital and fast changing area of technology.

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Who can attend this course
Military
Industry
Internationals
Before you attend

No formal requirements.  Cranfield’s regulations apply to MSc/PgDip/PgCert enrolment.

If you are seeking a Ministry of Defence (MOD) funded place, you will need to demonstrate in your application that there is a clear business need to undertake the course.

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How the course will be taught
Face-to-face/ Residential
How you will be assessed

Formal assessment by coursework.

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