was just looking for some advice going on weekend four this weekend and as most of you will kknow this envolves my weapons handling tests blank fireing and of course the sat range was just wondering what exactly the sat range is and what it involves
It's a simulation of live firing which involves a screen with range practices running on it. The weapon is operated with compressed air and a lazer sighting unit. It can tell if you are snatching your trigger and barrel movement amongst other faults. Good bit of kit and a warm environment to boot.
It's not called SAT anymore it's a DCTT I believe.
I didnt think DCCT was covered on the CMCQ!
DCCT is the "new" system to replace the gerbill and steam powered SAT computer.
Has loads of similar programs on it, from all your Live Fire Ranges for grouping/zeroing and firing from alternate positions windage and all that gubbins etc.
Also contains a whole bunch of simulations from dawn attack, some CQB, ambushes and so on.
It is designed to teach good drills and marksmanship principles by use of analytical tools such as trigger pressures, butt puressue, which can be used as a good debriefing and instructional tool to improve shooting ability and safety on a real range.
On top of that there is another program sort of controlled by the custodian who has a joystick and can "lead" the patrol through its control. Enemy then appear for you to engage. Very rarely used from what I hear though due to usual TA time constraints, and the lack of good DCCT operators (many have not converted from SAT to DCCT from what I hear.
DCCT is now an extended part of the full RMQ suite of courses. CMCQ (2weekends), RMQ(3weekends), DCCT/AMS(1 or 2 weekends not sure). It is probably covered on Skill At Arms course no doubt too.
Stevie. I think you'll find that you are not on the DCCT until the Sunday of weekend 5. This weekend you'll be doing SAA, Map Reading & First Aid. Mind you I suspect that if any instructors have read your posts on the other thread, you might be busier than others
very funny verry funny i think u will find weekend five is a feild weekend actualy you do 25mtr range morning of weekend five then in field till sunday then map reading first aid when rtn
weekend four is blank firing and sat range
As long as you are a l/cpl or above you can attend the course. You do not have to be RMQ 1-3 to attend the course, since as a DCCT systems manager you can operate the system while a RCO conducts the practices.
IIRC you have to be an RMQ to be a DCCT operator, this means you have to be Cpl or above. I know that the SASC insisted on it during my course and a L/Cpl got sent home.
Its a good bit of kit, get a good operator, a good skilly and a patient RCO and you can correct any shooting error, rebuild confidence and produce some first class marksmen. Need to confirm with live though, as stated above its no replacement for the ranges only an aid.
Done the course in Oct at Brecon. You only have to be a RMQ if you are operating the system and conducting the shoots together. Also Range Standing orders at Barry And Dreghorn for the DCCT state the same.