The role of the Artillery is to support other arms and services by establishing such fire supremacy on the battle field that the enemy can neither interfere with our operations nor develop his own. As an Artillery Observer you control the fire supremacy of the battle field be it, close air support from attack helicopters or ground attack aircraft, indirect fire support from artillery or mortars, or naval surface fires ships. Do you have a keen eye for observation?
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The Artillery Observer operates as part of a six person Joint Fires Team. The Artillery Observer’s primary role is to establish fire supremacy on the battle field by controlling and engaging targets with Australian and Coalition joint fires assets such as indirect fire support from artillery and mortars, close air support from attack helicopters or ground attack aircraft or naval surface fires ships.
As an Artillery Observer, your Joint Fires Team is attached to the combat teams and Amphibious Ready Element of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps or armoured squadrons of the Royal Australian Armour Corps. The Joint Fires Team controls all joint fires and effects in support of the combat team or squadron manoeuvre plan in close combat. As such the Artillery Observer is equipped with state of the art battle field surveillance equipments such as:
• The Digital Terminal Control System,
• Laser Target Designators and pointer,
• Laser Range Finders,
• Ground Surveillance Radars,
• Full motion video from airborne surveillance platforms.
The Artillery Observer is a fit, highly motivated soldier who will deploy by Sea, Air, and land. The Artillery Observer is equipped with the in service rifle that can be fitted with the grenade launcher assembly. The Joint Fires Team will also be equipped with and operate the Light Support Weapon, the Light Direct Fire Support Weapon, grenades and Night Fighting Equipment.
If Artillery Observer is not for you, have you considered battle space management? Operating in a small command and control team as an Artillery Command Systems Operator?