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Heavy Weapons Anti-Tank (HW3 ATK)

Heavy Weapons Anti-Tank (HW3 ATK)

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Key information



To train selected Marines to man and operate medium range Anti-tank (Javelin), Grenade Machine Gun, and Heavy Machine Gun weapons systems within 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines.

Course Details

  • Armoured fighting vehicle recognition
  • Generic enemy forces (basic forces)
  • Operate the Heavy Machine Gun weapon system (HMG)
  • Operate the Grenade Machine Gun weapon system (GMG)
  • Map reading and battlecards
  • Battle procedure
  • Conducting surveillance
  • Operate the Javelin weapon system
  • Signals training, basic set up, operating and reporting
  • Fire control
  • Live firing

The Heavy Weapons Branch in one of the largest branches in the Corps reflecting the importance of the battle winning capability the HW specialists and their weapon systems bring to 3 Cdo Bde RM.

Qualifications Gained

The following awards will be given:

  • Level 2 Award in Heavy Machine Gun Operations
  • Level 2 Certificate in Anti-Armour Weapons Systems
  • Level 2 Award in Grenade Machine Gun Operations

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