Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Training
- The Aegis Weapon System (AWS) is a multifunction radar and fire control system designed for the Navy’s anti-air warfare (AAW) mission of fleet defense. The attendees of this four-day Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Training course will study the AWS weapon system definition and design approach, including the weapon system functional architecture, the element designs, and performance drivers. The system conducts AAW engagements, starting with surveillance and tracking by the AN/SPY-1 radar; application of engagement doctrine by the Command and Control system; intercept calculation, weapon selection, launch, and guidance of the Standard Missile by the Weapon Control System, and terminal homing by the Fire Control System.
The Aegis system has successfully demonstrated a ballistic missile defense (BMD) capability. For this mission, the engagement sequence has been modified to include new functions such as; characterization and discrimination of tactical ballistic missile complexes in the upper atmosphere, guidance of an advanced standard missile (SM-3), and designation of an RV to the SM-3. Focus will be on engineering of the Weapon System including SM-3 and Aegis Combat System integration. Program and Project Managers, Contract Administrators, Quality Managers, and Engineers (all disciplines) can accelerate their ability to understand AWS design competences. This is an unclassified top level view of the systems engineering needed to develop a successful BMD system.