ING3509 Military ICT Systems

Course code: 
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Militære IKT-systemer
Program of study: 
Bachelor i ingeniørfag, studieretning telematikk
Level of study: 
Teaching semester: 
2023 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2023 Autumn
Language of instruction: 
Person in charge: 
Ida Marie Frøseth
Course content

Through the course, students will be able to plan, configurate, adapt, operate and protect military information and communication systems. The teaching is focused on the technical aspects of the military application of information and communication technology, and it has a large element of practice.

The course is divided into three modules. Module 1 provides an orientation of the framework for interoperability in an alliance perspective, as well as an introduction to how central military ICT platforms, services and applications are designed and can be configured and operated. Module 2 provides an insight into the special technical challenges that are present when ICT is used in military operations and how the Armed Forces approaches these, while module 3 provides a basic understanding of the ICT-related challenges that the introduction of new capabilities brings to military units.

The course is based on ING1501 The Cyber ​​Engineer's profession, ING1506 Data communication, ING2506 Telecommunication, ING2503 Information security, ING1503 Programming and digital technology ING1507 Computer architecture, ING2504 Operating systems, INGTS401 Telecommunications infrastructure and INGTS401


Module 1:

  • Interoperability and Federated Mission Networking (FMN)
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Key standards for military ICT services
  • The Armed Forces' secure platform for tactical level with selected services

Module 2:

  • Distributed systems
  • Key protocols in the Armed Forces' communications infrastructure. Including opportunities and limitations in the Armed Forces' mobile, tactical and static communication infrastructure.

Module 3:

  • Innovation project for ICT solutions at tactical level.

Special circumstances related to the assessments

All assessments in the course must be passed. In the event of failure, continuation is carried out in the assessment in which the candidate has failed.

Learning outcome


The student can:

  • Explain key considerations and special considerations when designing and dimensioning military ICT systems
  • Explain central topics from theory of distributed systems
  • Explain the concept of interoperability in a national and allied context and give examples of technical solutions and challenges that the Armed Forces face within this area.
  • Explain possibilities and limitations associated with the Armed Forces' various communication infrastructure
  • Reproduce the key tools and procedures used for administration and operational monitoring of the Armed Forces' ICT systems


The student can:

  • Contribute to the development of a concept for the use of ICT/communications in military units at a tactical level
  • Contribute to the planning of communications in military operations at the tactical level
  • Configure and operate the Norwegain Defence communication infrastructure
  • Secure, Configure and operate military IT platforms with associated services for use in military operations at the tactical level
  • Automate simple management tasks

General competence

The student can:

  • Contribute to ICT-related operational planning and decision-making processes, as well as processes for organizational development, training and exercises, materials, management, teaching and interoperability
  • Communicate their knowledge and experiences with others in an appropriate way, both in writing and orally, and can collaborate in groups
  • Act as an advisor to leaders and communicationplanners with a view to the use and utilization of the systems, as well as dependencies between ICT systems
Working and learning activities

Lectures, compulsory exercises, laboratory work and excursion.

The number of compulsory exercises is determined at the start of the course.

Sensor system

Examination is carried out according to the Regulations for Admission, Studies and Examinations (in Norwegian, “Forskrift om opptak, studier og eksamen”) at the Norwegian Defence University College.


Siste utgave av:

Ida Marie Frøseth og Anders Fongen. Kompendium om militære IKT-systemer

Diverse designdokumenter og driftshåndbøker for Forsvarets IKT-systemer

Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionOral examinationCommentSupported materials
FordypningsoppgaveGroup 1SemestersA-F35%Not required Groupbased. Module 1
Skriftlig eksamenIndividual2HoursA-F30%Not required Module 2 None
FordypningsoppgaveGroup1SemestersA-F35%Not requiredGroupbased. Innovationproject, module 3 All
Form of assessment:Fordypningsoppgave
Duration: 1
Type of duration:Semesters
Grading scale:A-F
Oral examination:Not required
Comment: Groupbased. Module 1
Supported materials:
Form of assessment:Skriftlig eksamen
Type of duration:Hours
Grading scale:A-F
Oral examination:Not required
Comment: Module 2
Supported materials: None
Form of assessment:Fordypningsoppgave
Type of duration:Semesters
Grading scale:A-F
Oral examination:Not required
Comment:Groupbased. Innovationproject, module 3
Supported materials: All
Ida Marie Frøseth
Espen Flydahl
Oddbjørn Pedersen