A warship’s Combat System is formed of many individual equipments which contribute to the warships ability to sense, detect, identify and if necessary neutralise targets. Additionally, the term Mission Systems is used to expand the Combat System to include all on board Information and Communication Systems and off board systems such as remotely piloted vehicles and aviation facilities.
Warships of all shapes and sizes will have components of the generic Combat System elements. Sub sets of these equipments in turn form individual lower level systems which, alongside the personnel that operate and maintain them, come together to form the Combat System as a whole.
Equipments and systems include: