Weapons Training Course for Ministry of Defence
Light Weapons Capability Appreciation Course.
Ministry of Defence, DSTL
Location of contract
South East England
Value of contract (£)
06 March 2015
31 March 2015
Contract start date
01 August 2015
Contract end date
31 July 2018
The Course (LWCA) will provide a demonstration and awareness of some of the major issues surrounding the use, firing and capabilities of LW.
The Course (LWCA) will provide a demonstration and awareness of some of the major issues surrounding the use, firing and capabilities of LW. The course should give the students an introduction to: • An appreciation of safety issues: o How to safely handle small arms, and go onto a range and fire under one-to-one supervision; o Practical experience of range procedures. • A theoretical understanding of how to accurately hit a target, stationary or moving. • Practical firing and handling light weapons: o The differences between a range of light weapon types; NATO and threat; rifles, pistols, and machine guns; o An appreciation of the differences between sights and how to use each type, e.g. iron sighted vs. scoped; o An appreciation of the difficulties associated with aiming and hitting a target, both stationary and moving, and from different firing positions o An understanding of shot grouping and what is achievable with different gun types, types of sight, and ranges; o Boresighting, zeroing and understanding how personalised a weapon is to its user; o Experience of loading clips, magazines and belts, the time taken and care needed, also the weight of a loaded clip or belt; o Full auto firing of service weapons, understanding of the loss of accuracy, the pull, and the rapid use of ammunition; o Firing machine guns; understand the use of tracer and the impact of lighting conditions and viewing aspect on its effectiveness; • The supersonic shockwave and the muzzle report down range from a weapon. Students should leave the course with an understanding of the realities of using light weapons to engage targets.
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The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Expressions of interest must be emailed to Sharon Reeves with company details, name of contact and email address. Documentation will be sent to all companies expressing interest after the closing date of this advert.
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