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

Grant Moran

Grant Moran

Grant has over thirteen years of experience in Defence both as a Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer in the Royal Australian Navy and more recently within Defence Industry. His key areas of expertise are in capability development, complex system integration and test and evaluation. Grant has worked extensively within Electronic Warfare and Guided Weapons programs, with demonstrated experience in providing authorised engineering and operational risk advice to senior decision makers across acquisition, sustainment and operational contexts. Grant holds Masters in Systems Engineering and Capability Management, and is expected to complete his Master of Project Management in 2022