Communities of Practice

Includes traditional material and process science, engineering, and technologies for defense systems and military applications.

Includes ground/air/sea-launched kinetic munitions that use on-board sensors, algorithms, & control methods for targeting, assessment, & engagement.

Includes weapons that emit energy in an aimed direction without a projectile, such as high-power laser (HPL), high-power electromagnetic (HPEM), high-power microwave (HPM) and jamming systems.

Refers to the scientific study of energy under transformation for defense systems and military applications.

Includes all sensing applications, including x-ray, ultraviolet, visible/optical, infrared, radar, laser, acoustic, & other sensors.

Includes weapons & devices designed to incapacitate targeted personnel or materiel while mitigating fatalities/injury & undesired property damage.

Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability, and Interoperability (RMQSI). Addresses how well each weapon system is designed and manufactured, as well as its maintainability over time.

Relates to the survivability of DoD platforms to avoid or survive a hostile threat (survivability of platforms and ability against specific threats).

Refers to integrated (often computerized) systems that control and operate weapons, including strategic & tactical and offensive & defensive weapons.