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Course Description

Bradley Fighting Vehicle
Bradley MAster Gunner Crest

The Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle System Master Gunner course is an 8 week 2 day course which utilizes small group training methodologies to train Master Gunners on Bradley Fighting Vehicle weapon systems maintenance and ABCT gunnery training strategies.

MAINTENANCE TRAINING - Training is focused on identifying malfunctions, troubleshooting, and maintaining the BFV turret components: Performing Unit Level Maintenance on the M242 25-MM Enhanced Automatic Gun, Maintaining DA Form 2408, Improved Bradley Acquisition Subsystem; Commanders Tactical Display, Improved TOW Acquisition Subsystem, Sights and Displays, Turret Controls and Indicators, Electronic Control Assembly, Digital Electronics Control Assembly, Power Control Unit, Turret Drive Systems, Tactical Navigation System, and Vehicular Communication Components.

GUNNERY TRAINING - Training focuses on Unit Training Plan Development and Briefs, and increasing lethality in unit gunnery programs: Gunnery Training Strategies, Senior Instructor Operators, BFV Training Devices and Simulations, Gunnery Scenario Development, BFV Specific Ammunition Capabilities; Range Operations; Training Unit Combat Vehicle Crews, Crew Live Fires, and Advanced Section and Platoon Qualifications.

Course Outcomes

  • Demonstrate Expertise in Maintenance and Maintenance Management of Turret Mounted Weapons Systems and their Related Components
  • Demonstrate Expertise in Troubleshooting Turret Gun Systems and Eliminating Malfunctions
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of BFV Ammunition Capabilities
  • Demonstrate Knowledge in the Development of a Unit Training Plan for ABCT Unit Gunnery Training
  • Demonstrate Expertise in the Fire Control and Distribution System.
  • Demonstrate Expertise in the Management and Certification of Simulation Training Programs.