What is the Young Officer (Tactical ISTAR) Course?

Aim of the Course

To train train selected offices to carry out the duties of a troop commander within Surveillance Target Acquisition (STA) or Mini Unmanned Air System (MUAS) Regiment.

Facilitated by IDT(A).

Entry Standards

  • Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant (OF-1).
  • IELTS Level 5.5.


Eight (8) weeks, with three (3) courses per year.


Royal School of Artillery Larkhill.

Outline of Course

  • Operate within the ISTAR environment.
    • Operate within 1 ISR Bde, operate and integrate with a BG and operate within a RA ISTAR Regt.
  • Integrate, task and advise on ISTAR Assets.
    • Integrate and task ISTAR assets and advise on employment, capabilities and limitations of ISTAR assets.
  • Liaise with intelligence gathering organisations.
    • Liaise with intelligence gathering organisations in order to enable the ISTAR process and joint effect, liaise with BG desk officers and liaise with other BG and HQ staff officers’.

Qualifications Gained



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