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Joshua L. Gavrich
N SCI 303
Seattle Campus

Naval Weapon Systems

Study of fundamental principles of sensor, tracking, weapon delivery subsystems, and current naval weapons. Includes techniques of linear analysis of ballistics and weapons, and dynamics of basic components of weapon-control systems. Prerequisite: N SCI 302. Offered: Sp.

Class description

Naval Weapons Systems is designed to provide a general understanding of the basic characteristics and capabilities of the U.S. Navy/Marine Corpsí major weapon systems and platforms. Topics will include mission objectives, requirements and characteristics of weapons systems, tracking and detection methods, launching platforms, control mechanisms, system interfaces, propulsion systems, explosives, integrated weapons systems, performance factors, and operational sequences from detection to target intercept.

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General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Prereq NSCI 301

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Joshua L. Gavrich
Date: 03/08/2012