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Army MOS 13R Fire Finder Radar Operator

A Fire finder Radar Operator is crucial to the Army’s field artillery radar team. ‘Firefinder’ is the name given to highly specialized machines that detect mortars, planes and other objects by using radio or sound waves to determine their location. The Fire finder Radar Operator uses radar to detect opposing forces and alert units in the Army.

Some of your duties as a Fire finder Radar Operator may include:

Operate Fire finder Radar and other systems
Establish and maintain radio and wire communications
Construct fortification like bunkers and areas for other field artillery
Maintain Firefinder Radar with scheduled check-ups

The ability to see colors is a plus in this job because you will need to be able to decipher different objects on a radar display screen.

Job training for Fire finder Radar Operators requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you learn basic Soldiering skills, and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction. The training will take place partly in the classroom and partly on Firefinder equipment. Training will typically cover these topics:

Operating Fire finder Radar equipment
Basic workings of radar and identifying specific objects
Field tactics and combat communications strategy
Calculating and recording speed, direction and altitude through radar

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Fire finder Radar Operators provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advance level Firefinder Radar Operator, you may be involved in:

Manage other Soldiers in operating and maintaining the Firefinder systems Reconnaissance and select sites for placing the radar systems in the field

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