weapons system

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Weapons together with the materiel necessary for their use against an enemy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weapons system - weapons considered collectivelyweapons system - weapons considered collectively  
ammo, ammunition - projectiles to be fired from a gun
armament - weaponry used by military or naval force
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
defence system, defense system - the weaponry available for the defense of a region
gunnery - guns collectively
hardware - major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)
instrumentation, instrumentality - an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
naval weaponry - weaponry for warships
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
système d'armes
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The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has signed a 183 million contract for a weapons system which will sit on board the Royal Navys new next generation Type 26 Global Combat Ship.
Kurt Welday, SC, USN, (Gold Star in Lieu of Third Award), Weapons System Officer, Littoral Integrated Weapon Systems Team, Naval Supply System Command Weapon Systems Support, Mechanics' burg, Pennsylvania, June 2014 to December 2014.
For each weapons system it studied, the GAO inserted a bar graph showing what it considered to be the optimal level of knowledge at the three critical junctures--at the start of development, at DoD's design review, and at the time of the production decision.
Since WWII, a set of diverse organizations in each service evolved from their various histories to manage weapons system procurement.
It was not until the late l970s that several advocates of military logistics came to the realization that logistics support of the weapons system was actually creating and sustaining warfighting capability.
The ECM set provides realistic simulation of present and projected ECM threats for the purpose of evaluating ECM capabilities of weapon systems, training weapons system operators, and during developmental testing of new weapon systems.
By simulating enemy bombers and tactical aircraft as well as anti-ship and land attack cruise missiles, the targets help train aviators, weapons system and radar operators, along with shipboard air defense personnel.
The glaring absence of any B-1B presence during Desert Storm underscores the perceived ineptness of this expensive weapons system.
The RAM Program Office provides management, financial and technical oversight for the development, production and in-service support of the RAM MK-31 Guided Missile Weapons System for both the United States and German Navies.
If the Air Force were in the process of developing a weapons system, for example, and the system experienced failures during testing and evaluation, Miller said it would be best to pass that information on as soon as possible to Capitol Hill and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
We disseminate information within the organization and provide information back throughout the organization and also to our external customers such as the Office of the Secretary of Defense and all of the services and combatant commanders on any issues pertinent to them on weapons system or parts of a weapons system.
Two BAE Systems laser-guided rockets, developed for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System II (APKWS II) competition, recently completed successful flight tests at the U.

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