What is the Fire Support Team Level 4 Course?

Aim of the Course

The course aims to develop the requisite skills and knowledge of selected soldiers in order that they may perform the tasks of a Fire Support Team Primary Assistant (Close Support).

Facilitated by IDT(A).

Entry Standards

  • IELTS Level 5.5
  • A one (1) year substantive FST Level 3.

Duration

Four (4) weeks, with three (3) course per year.

Location

Royal School of Artillery Larkhill.

Outline of Course

  • Supervise/Operate Specialist OP Equipment:
    • Understand and brief the capability of equipment, including Precision Strike suite, STA equipment (including radar) and OPV where relevant.
  • Apply the Principles of CS Technical Gunnery:
    • Encapsulating the Gunnery Problem and focussing on a variety of mission-sets enabling the student to become technically proficient and able to supervise subordinates.
    • Coordinate and Direct Joint Fires. Primarily concerned with Joint Fires Assets at Coy/Sqn level, students also learn and practice standard and nonstandard missions, Fire Planning, and ROE and CD factors.
  • Liaise, Integrate with and Advise the Manoeuvre arm:
    • Learn capabilities in order to provide advice on OS, FST employability and Risk.
  • Management of Battlespace within a BG AO.
    • The understanding and employment of assets, including liaison and deconfliction as part of combined arms operations.

Training Objectives (TO’s)/ Performance:

  • Recce and Selection of an Observation Post (OP).
  • Supervise/Operate Specialist OP Equipment.
  • Coordinate and Direct Joint Fires.
  • Apply the Principles of CS Technical Gunnery.
  • Supervise Artillery Safe System.
  • Liaise Integrate with and Advise the Manoeuvre Arm.
  • Management of Battlespace within a BG AO.
  • Operate within a CS Regiment.
  • Carry Out Instructor and Mentoring Duties.

Qualifications Gained

Unknown.

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