What is the Combined Arms Tactics Course (CATAC)?

Aim of the Course The course aim is to train sub-unit commanders of the combat and combat support arms in the practical application of combined arms’ tactics in order to prepare them for operations in high intensity war fighting at subunit level within or in support of a battle group. Endstate: An officer who can… Read More

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What is the Troop Leader Formation Reconnaissance Course?

Aim of the Course To give newly commissioned Armoured Corps Officers basic training in Combat Reconnaissance (Recce) Vehicle Gunnery, Driving and Maintenance, Signals and in commanding a RECCE Troop, including a practical phase. Facilitated by IDT(A). Entry Standards Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant. IELTS Level 5.5. The student must hold a FULL or PROVISIONAL tracked Driving… Read More

What is the Troop Leader Armoured Course?

Aim of the Course To give newly commissioned Armoured Corps Officers basic training in Main Battle Tank (MBT) gunnery, Driving and Maintenance, Signals and in commanding a Tank Troop, including a practical phase. Facilitated by IDT(A). Entry Standards Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant. IELTS Level 5. The student must hold a FULL or PROVISIONAL tracked Driving… Read More

What are Combat Arms?

Introduction Combat arms, also known or fighting arms, is a collective name for troops within national armed forces which participate in direct tactical ground combat. In general, they include units that carry or employ a weapon system, such as infantry, cavalry, and artillery units. The use of multiple combat arms in mutually supporting ways is… Read More

My Ornaments…

“Arms are my ornaments, warfare my repose.” Miguel de Cervantes (1547 to 1616), from Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes, in full Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, was a Spanish novelist, playwright, and poet, the creator of Don Quixote (1605, 1615) and the most important and celebrated figure in Spanish literature. His novel Don Quixote has been… Read More

Logistical Ball & Chain…

“Logistics is the ball and chain of armoured warfare.” Heinz Guderian (1888 to 1954) Heinz Wilhelm Guderian was German general and tank expert, who became one of the principal architects of armoured warfare and the blitzkrieg between World Wars I and II. He contributed decisively to Germany’s victories in Poland, France, and the Soviet Union… Read More