In-Person classes are back! Please email me for details.
Recent courses include: Chile Air Force (2), German Air Force, U.S. Army (2),
U.S. Navy (2)...
Classes are currently offered online using a web portal such as Zoom, Webex, Teams etc. Two online options are available:
1. A single customer may request an exclusive class for a group of their employees. These classes require a minimum of 20
registered students and may be tailored to the specific requirements of the customer.
2. For smaller groups or individuals interested in taking a class, Professor Driels maintains a list of potential participants. When there
are sufficient people on the list a course will be offered. If you would like to be placed on such a list please email Professor Driels.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Customer's site:
Professor Driels regularly teaches a four day, face-to-face short course version of his eleven week NPS Weaponeering class at customer
sites in the U.S. and overseas. Courses are offered at the Introductory or Advanced levels where the Introductory class is a
pre-requisite for the Advanced class. Usually a minimum number of 20 attendees is required for an on-site course.
Course fees, registration and completion certificate:
The course fee of $1400* for each student includes registration, a copy of the appropriate Weaponeering textbook(s) and course materials (see below).
To sign up for the course please fill out the registration form. At the end of the course, each attendee will receive a completion certificate stating
that the material covered represents 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU). Students are encouraged to bring a laptop to in-person classes.
*Note: Due to shipping costs for the textbook and import taxes, the registration fee may be higher for overseas participants depending on location and
numbers of students participating.
Please contact Professor Morris Driels by email at email@example.com
The Introductory course follows the "Weaponeering for Warfighters" textbook and covers each chapter - see "Textbook" page. Broadly, the following topics are discussed:
1. Fundamental topics of Weaponeering including trajectory, accuracy, lethality, vulnerability and methodologies to calculate effectiveness.
2. Applications to specific targets such as bridges, buildings, tunnels, roads and runways.
3. Weapon effects such as cratering, ground penetration, air blast and collateral damage.
4. Use of a Weaponeering tool to investigate several practical examples.
The Advanced course uses the third edition of the textbook (2 volumes) and can be structured to customer requirements. A typical syllabus from a previous class was:
1. Surface-to-surface Weaponeering tools
2. Trajectory for spinning projectiles and gun systems
3. Prediction of accuracy using error budget approach
4. Non-homogeneous targets
5. Cratering and ground penetration
6. Air blast
7. Personnel injury
8. Above ground buildings and bunkers
9. Ray tracing effectiveness methodologies
All courses are based on and use material from the Weaponeering textbooks, and as such are UNCLASSIFIED, Distribution unlimited with no ITAR restrictions.
Each student will receive a copy of the instructor’s textbook(s), a digital set of slides presented during the course, a completion certificate and copies of any
software used in the class, including the unclassified Weaponeering Tool (see below).