The aim of this short five day course is to deliver a broad understanding of the principles of ballistic and cruise missile flight and the technologies for those involved in Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) activities. Read more Read less

The course presents the fundamentals of ballistic, cruise and UAV technology with specific reference to the MTCR Equipment and Technology Annex. The course adopts a top-down systems approach and is structured so that the key technical aspects of interest form the major part. The relevance of this basic knowledge to the requirements of the MTCR will then be developed. Some practical examples of missiles in general can be viewed.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost£1,850

Course structure

A five day course combining theory and a number of practical sessions.

What you will learn

Upon completion, participants should be able to use the knowledge gained to interpret, evaluate and act upon information received during their work associated with the MTCR.

Core content

  • The MTCR Annex
  • Missiles as systems
  • Proliferation
  • Payloads
  • Propulsion and propellants
  • Guidance systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Flight control
  • Airframes
  • Materials technology
  • Trials, production and testing
  • UAVs
  • Sounding rockets and Satellite Launch Vehicles
  • Ballistic Missile Defence
  • Laboratory Tours.

Who should attend

The course is aimed at officials directly associated with the MTCR; this includes those working on missile non-proliferation in foreign ministries as well as those involved with export licensing.

Location and travel

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.

Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.

Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.

All visitors must be pre-booked in at reception by the person they are visiting on the campus.

For further location and travel details.

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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