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Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Aug 12, 2010

What is Weapons Engineering?

Weapons Engineering is a very less talked about topic.

The reason why this is so, is because Weapons Engineering is not related to a specific branch of engineering. It is not a separate field of study. Rather, it is a collection of more than two engineering branches.

Weapons engineering is a field relating to the design, development, testing and life cycle management of military weapon systems.

To work into weapons engineering one has to have knowledge about either or some of the following fields:

  1. Mechanical engineering
  2. Electrical engineering
  3. Mechatronics
  4. Electro-optics
  5. Materials engineering
  6. Chemical engineering
Some people associate engineers in this field to the work of repair, maintenance and operation of the weapon systems.

This field is growing rapidly and there is a demand of experts in the different engineering branches mentioned above.
Munguti • Oct 27, 2010
Sound like something that we ought not to be excited about
ISHAN TOPRE • Feb 27, 2011
Weapons engineering,is a simple branch.Any thing used in self defense or to offend someone is a weapons engineering.A simple example is a Katy.Now you can modify it you can attach electronic sensors to it to gain more accuracy.Then you can have radar systems etc...
As far as I am aware there is no institute which gives you a degree in this particular branch.How ever if you are interested,you have to do research on yourself.
Otherwise,you can join defense group of your Nation and you can learn while you work.
The job prospects are bright but will only depend on your performance.
Hope its not having an ISM with Terror! 😁
But yeah, we need to be white hats in order to know what's happening in the military stuffs.

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