Do you have a keen eye for observation? Want to engage hostile targets with all available firepower with just a touch of a screen? Then a career as an Artillery Observer using a range of state of the art equipment from laser rangefinders to thermal surveillance systems and touch screen video down links to locate enemy forces will provide this unique opportunity.
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The Artillery Observer is a fit and highly motivated soldier who will deploy by Air, Sea, and land using and operating basic and advanced target acquisition equipment, such as Thermal Imagery Equipment, Laser Rangefinders/Designators, and video down link from airborne platforms. They use this equipment to assist them in the prosecution of hostile targets in support of Australian and coalition lead operations. They also operate digital and analogue communications equipment to assist them in this role.
These soldiers operate as part of a small Joint Fire Team (JFT) of up to six soldiers whose task it is to find and fix enemy positions using mortars, artillery, naval surface guns, and close air support from both attack helicopters and ground attack aircraft. They also play an important role in locating, reporting and dissemination of battlespace intelligence.