2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Jan 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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NS 2162 - Naval Ship Systems 2

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Theory and principles of operation of naval weapons systems including types, capabilities, and limitations. Theory of target detection, acquisition, identification, and tracking. Principles of trajectories. (recommended prereq: NS 1142 ; non-NROTC students require consent of department chair)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Know the basic characteristics and capabilities of the major weapons systems and platforms of the US naval forces
  • Comprehend weapons systems, platforms, and environmental factors
  • Know the importance of energy as a critical combat enabler and understand best practices in energy efficiency
  • Know how components of naval warfare contribute to the basic sea control and power projection missions of the naval service
  • Know the significance of intelligence in the application of naval warfare
  • Understand the need for OPSEC including recognition of the OPSEC threat

Course Topics
  • Missiles and projectiles
  • Explosives
  • Mines
  • Trajectories and projectile motion
  • Radar and ranging
  • Sonar and its applications

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