Aim of the Course
This course is aimed at Young Ofﬁcers on initial special-to-discipline training for employment as a Troop Commander within a Multi Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Battery. Upon successful completion of the course, qualiﬁed students will be able to act as a MLRS Command Post Ofﬁcer (CPO) and Reconnaissance Ofﬁcer.
Facilitated by IDT(A).
- Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant (OF-1).
- IELTS Level 5.5.
- Security cleared in accordance with Defence Manual of Security Volume 01 (JSP 440) and that certiﬁcates are sent to SO2(Sy) at the RSA.
Five (5) weeks, with two (2) courses per year.
Royal School of Artillery Larkhill.
Outline of Course
The instruction on the ﬁve week MLRS CPO course is delivered by a mixture of classroom based training and a number of days deployed in the ﬁeld. The course takes advantage of different technologies such as online training through the Defence Learning Environment and classroom based simulation which also includes three MLRS cab simulators to enhance the students learning experience. Training objectives cover ﬁve main areas:
- Command a MLRS Troop in support of conventional war ﬁghting and counter insurgency operations.
- This includes understanding the threat, counter surveillance, tactical movement, orders process, standard deployments in the ﬁeld and nonstandard deployments such as urban, artillery raids and ﬁring off the line of march.
- Fire Mission Procedures.
- Carryout the duties of a CPO during simulated Guided MLRS-Unitary (GMLRS-U) and AT2 SCATMIN (Anti-Tank Scatterable Mine) ﬁre missions and ﬁre plans.
- Students will also conduct live ﬁring using the reduced range practice rocket.
- Servicing and Maintenance.
- Conduct vehicle and ancillary items management checks in accordance with the Unit Equipment Care Directive.
- Precision Guided Munitions.
- Detailed theory lessons on how precision guided munitions work including the inertial navigation system, global positioning system, weapon effect using different fuses and weapon employment against various targets sets.
- Conduct reconnaissance and survey procedures during standard deployments in the ﬁeld and non-standard deployments such as urban and artillery raids.