HEAT Reconnaissance is a three-day class focusing in detail on the planning and conduct of the reconnaissance patrol. This class is heavily influenced by the LRS background of the Chief Instructor Scott.
During HEAT 2 Combat Patrol, an introduction was given to the reconnaissance patrol / close target recce on day two, recce day. This included a day / night CTR patrol. The reconnaissance class takes this a step further with detailed reconnaissance training over three days.
This is a Force on Force class (no live fire) and there is no training prerequisite. Patrols will face the real possibility of enemy contact and subsequent IA drills.
A class outline is as follows:
- Reconnaissance Patrol Theory.
- Gear selection and setup.
- Hand / arm signals.
- Fieldcraft / camouflage & concealment.
- Patrol Formations.
- Immediate Action (IA) Drills.
- Fieldcraft lane.
- Day / Night Patrol.
- Additional FoF Patrolling.
Class size: Max 8 Students.
OPFOR volunteers are required (Saturday / Sunday).