Want to engage hostile targets with all available firepower? Then a career as an Artillery Observer using a range of resources from laser rangefinders to thermal surveillance systems to locate enemy forces will provide this unique opportunity.
The Artillery Observer is a soldier who uses and operates basic and advanced target acquisition equipment, such as Binoculars, Laser Rangefinders, and Laser Target Markers. He uses this equipment to assist him in the prosecution of targets in support of Australian and coalition operations. He also operates digital and analogue communications equipment to assist him in this role.
This soldier operates as part of a small team of up to six soldiers whose task it is to find and suppress enemy positions using artillery guns, naval surface guns, armed helicopters and ground attack aircraft. He also plays an important role in the discovery, reporting and dissemination of battlespace intelligence.