Introduction to Naval Combat and Weapons Systems

This 1 day course will familiarise participants with context necessary to more effectively support naval combat and weapons systems


About this event

Area of Interest: Lethality and Survivability

Course Summary

This 1 day online live simulcast course will familiarise participants, especially those with limited prior exposure to naval combat and weapon systems, with context necessary to more effectively support naval combat and weapons systems across all phases of capability management.

No prior knowledge is assumed.

Duration: 1 Day

Delivery Mode: Live simulcast

What you will receive

  • UNSW Canberra certificate of completion/attendance
  • Masters credit: UNSW Canberra allows students who have successfully completed a minimum of 12 days of approved professional education courses to use those courses as credit in eligible postgraduate programs.
  • Members of the Australian Institute of Project Management can earn CPD points (2 points per hour) in the Category of B08 - Knowledge.

Who should attend

This introductory course is for anyone who is new to Defence Capability Positions or Industry Professionals seeking to gain a baseline understanding of Naval Combat and Weapons Systems. The content in this course can be applied to a range of industry sectors with desire to operate within Naval/Maritime Systems including broader Defence, other Government, Logistics, Manufacturing, Information Technology, Security and more.

Course outline

  • Main Components of Naval Combat Systems
  • Kill Chain
  • Functions and Roles of Combat and Weapon System Elements
  • Trends in Naval Combat and Weapon systems
  • System of Systems Operational Effects

Prerequisite: None​


Presenter information

Dan Lord

Daniel Lord is a Defence and Defence Industry Specialist. He has served both in Defence as a Warfare Officer in the Royal Australian Navy, in both the Single Service and Joint environments, and in Defence Industry across Modelling and Simulation, Data Analytics, Project and Program Management, Governance, Strategy Development and Capability Design, Delivery and Management.

He holds a Master of Project Management from the University of New South Wales, Master of Leadership and Management in Education and a Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts from the University of Newcastle. As a Defence professional he is a Principal Warfare Officer and Force Warfare Officer with the Royal Australian Navy, specialised in Surface/Sub-Surface and Information Warfare.