Firepower & Protection Technologies Courses

         

Firepower & Protection Technology (Advanced) course

This intensive five-day course provides participants with a detailed analysis of the materials, firepower and protection technologies used in the design of modern military vehicles. The course focuses primarily on military vehicle technologies although a portion of the course content is relevant to indirect fire systems and naval platforms. The protection technology part of the course covers the theory of materials and approaches required to defend a military vehicle. This course is essential for all armoured vehicle manufacturers.  Further details on the course are available in the Course Outline and Timetable.

          

Firepower & Weapons Technologies Courses

These one and two day courses provide participants with a comprehensive coverage of the key technical issues associated with firepower and weapons technologies used in modern military vehicles. In particular, special attention is given to barrel design and gun installation into armoured fighting vehicles. It also examines issues associated with ammunition and their mechanisms of operation.  Further details on the course are available in the Course Outline and Timetable.

Protection Technologies Courses

These one and three day courses provide participants with an understanding of the key technical issues associated with the survivability of modern armoured and logistic vehicles. Participants explore in varying levels of detail the fundamentals of military vehicle protection technologies covering: threats to military vehicles; armour materials; strategies for protection; projectile penetration mechanisms; hard-kill Defensive Aid Suites (DAS); stress waves and shock waves and explosive reactive armour.  Further details on the course are available in the Course Outline and Timetable.

Military Vehicles: Defeating Blast & IED Threats

This three-day course provides a comprehensive overview of the IED (Improvised Explosive Device) threats faced by military vehicles and how vehicles such as the MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) range have evolved to survive such attacks. The course will explore the operation of IEDs and the resultant effect on vehicle structures. It will also cover methods of calculating ways of providing protection. Course learning is reinforced through a series of guided tutorials.  Further details on the course are available in the Course Outline and Timetable.

             

Blast and Ballistic Computational Modelling & Simulation Techniques

This one-day course provides an overview of modelling approaches and the experiments required to populate the materials models. The success of computational modelling is not only dependent on the robustness of computational scheme but also of the quality of the data that is fed into the models. This course explores these principles. Some basic familiarity of technical and engineering concepts is required to get the most out of this course.