Tactical and Technical

Ground Based Air Defence BOS

By The Cove May 15, 2019


Across Army, there is a wide range of trades, specialties and career pathways, and for many it can be a long time between opportunities to practice and enhance our tactical skills. For those not actively involved in combat roles, often the only opportunity to intensively practice all-corps tactical skills are career courses, and it can often be around five years between those courses. Understandably, there is a lot of skill fade that can occur if you don't practice these skills or create chances to refresh your knowledge.

This video, produced by the Army Learning Production Centre (ALPC), provides a comprehensive explanation of the Ground Based Air Defence Battlespace Operating System (GBAD BOS). It explores the following:

  • GBAD concept definitions
  • Employment considerations
  • GBAD Command & Control
  • GBAD weapon systems (note: Rapier has been decommissioned)
  • Active and passive control measures
  • Siting considerations
  • GBAD BOS expectations

The GBAD BOS contributes significantly to the provision of effective air space management. It is important to understand area, point and route defence when considering the employment of the weapon systems, as well as the considerations of denial, attrition and intelligence. The information contained in this video will enhance your understanding of how GBAD assets can be utilised in the planning and conduct of operations.

Watch the video to refresh your knowledge on the GBAD BOS in order to assist you with your next TEWT, and take a look at our other videos in this series to examine each of the individual BOS' in more detail.



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