By the time you are reading this edition of the Inzpire applied technology analysis and training blog, we hope the glue has set on your icosahedron (or you’ve reverted to sticky tape) and it is proving invaluable in visualising the complexity of a full electromagnetic spectrum operations (EMSO) capability. The first blog - 'where to start with studying electromagnetic spectrum operations' - provided an overview of how Inzpire can help customers develop an understanding of the application of technology in military and security EMSO, the second - 'weapon systems evaluation and electronic countermeasures' - addressed developing the capability to analyse adversary, and your own, EMSO and technological capabilities.
In this blog, we will look at how studying with Inzpire can help you to develop a truly joint EMSO capability.
In order to develop a multi-domain, joint EMSO capability you must be able to compare the effectiveness of systems, training, tactics and data support, evaluate the outcomes, suggest solutions in the event of shortfalls, recommend courses of action and prioritise risk. In educational circles these are the qualities of "evaluation" and in our EMSO capability framework fall in the systems test and evaluation (T&E) triangle.
Without these skills it is impossible to develop an effective capability and, in operational terms, stay ahead in the game of electronic attack-defence cat and mouse.
System Test & Evaluation (T&E) is one of the orange triangles on the polyhedron, partnered with the analytical capabilities of weapons systems analysis, modelling and simulation, missile reverse engineering, decision science, artificial intelligence and command and guidance. However, in T&E it is essential to understand how a system will be used as well as how it works.
Individual personnel involved in T&E activities cannot be expected to undertake every element on trials activity, which is why a team must be formed that comprises experts in all of the required fields, from operations through to deep analysis. Inzpire's courses can help develop these skills inlcuding the operation and application of sensor systems in the 4 physical domains through our radar systems training; space technology; analysis and mathematical evaluation of system performance through our advanced mathematics: mathematical modelling for defence system analysis course; statistical quantification of performance and risk can be studied in depth on our statistics course. For those involved in capability development and systems requirement definition these courses provide a perfect an overview of emerging technologies and their application in military and security operations.
Once in possession of these skills they must be marshalled to support the quantitative, and qualitative assessment of a system’s capability in terms of contract and specification compliance and operational effectiveness. Our trials design, operation, evaluation and reporting course provides you with the knowledge to design, manage and lead test and evaluation teams for electronic warfare and sensor systems trials on land, sea, air and space platforms.
To find out how we can help you develop your EMSO capability, from threat assessment and system analysis, through mission data production and T&E, to operator understanding and application, have a look at all of our electronic warfare and advanced technology courses and get in touch!
Technical and Strategic Services OBU
Operational knowledge of weapon system evaluation and electronic countermeasures are key to ensuring systems operate, and are operated, effectively.
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