Making Decisions in Missile Defense Training
|Commitment||3 days, 7-8 hours a day.|
|How To Pass||Pass all graded assignments to complete the course.|
|User Ratings||Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said|
|Delivery Options||Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live|
Making Decisions in Missile Defense Training Course – Hands-on
Making Decisions in Missile Defense Training Course – Customize it
- We can adapt this training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
- If you are familiar with some aspects of this training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
- We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the training around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
- If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.
Making Decisions in Missile Defense Training Course – Audience/Target Group
The target audience for this training course:
Making Decisions in Missile Defense Training Course – Objectives:
Upon completing this training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:
- Key drivers in missile defense for any nation
- Integration of technical, political & programmatic considerations
- Trade-off technical, cost, schedule and risk. Handling of less precise decision making
Making Decisions in Missile Defense Training – Course Content
Setting the Stage & Methodology Factors of Performance, Cost, Schedule,Risk. Non-technical factors (political, progammatic). Defense system make-up and architecture. Domains of defense (BPI to Terminal). Two Layer defense. History of air & missile defense systems in US. NATO plans for missile defense. General approach with example architectures in Europe. Setting priorities and criteria. Formulation of equations, boundaries, limits.
Performance of Ballistic and Cruise Missiles. Statistics of past, present and future missile systems. Trajectory analyses (orbital mechanics, non-rotating spherical Earth, flat Earth). Minimum energy, lofted & depressed trajectories. Defended Footprints key parameters (forward edge, back & side edge radius). Interceptor, radar and BM/C3 influences on footprints. Survivability (Passive & Active). Fragmentation and “hit-to-kill” warheads. Firing doctrine of “shoot” and “shoot-look-shoot”. Probability of kill (including WMD). Trade-off of system parameters to maximize defended areas.
How Much will it Cost? US Defense Budget as share of GDP, Total Federal Outlay. Historical trends in Defense Budgets. Budget of Missile Defense. Life Cycle Cost and its components: R&D, Acquisition, Operating & Support. Statistics of US and International data on component costs (satellites, radars, interceptors, cruise missiles, platforms (ships & aircraft) and BM/C3 networks). BM/C3 in US and NATO and possible “global network”. Missile defense system costs for land, ship and air based systems (including missiles & DEW). Sample architecture costs for sample European nation.
How Long will it Take? Acquisition Policies in US, NATO and European nations and their Key Milestones.Review of Milestones I,II,III and A,B,C from 1969 to present day.. Overview of DoDD 5000.1 and DoDI 5000.2. Statistical data on Program elapsed times from Program Start to FSD, to LRIP and to IOC. Comparison statistics of US, European and Israel programs. Transition from RDT&E to Acquisition. Increasing development times of systems and possible improvements. International cooperation and OTS.
Risk and Evaluation. Reduction of Risk through Preliminary Design, Simulations, ATD, Qual tests and OPEVAL. US ACAT categories and Decision Authorities. Risk assessment based on RDT&E Cost and Schedule. Formulating the right questions for Evaluation. Combining Performance, Cost,Schedule and Risk for Evaluation. Constraints, boundary conditions and “Requirements”. Non-technical factors important to Decision Makers. Mathematical treatment of equations and graphical evaluation. “Less precise” and “conditional” decision making. Representative candidate missile defense options.
Special Topics Boost Phase Intercept treatment. Weapons of Mass Destruction(nuclear, bulk & submunition chemical and biological warheads). Treatment of “true range”.