USMC Testing Scout Sniper & Electronic Warfare Concept

According to Stars and Stripes, The USMC has successfully experimented with pairing Marines from the Radio Recon Team with Scout Sniper Marines in a recent exercise in Norway. The Marine Corps, like the Army, is recognizing the changes on the contemporary battlefield and applying outside-the-box thinking pairing signals intelligence specialists with their Scout Snipers. The …

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From A Reader: R-Pi OTP/DRYAD True Hardware RNG How-To

Yet another way to use open source tech for great purposes. Good work TJ. - NCS   I had been looking for a way to generate OTPs that would (in theory) be as secure as possible without the encumbrance and time involved by using dice, locked in a windowless basement with a Smith-Corona. I also …

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Signals Intelligence and Radio Recon: Student Reviews

Over the last weekend we conducted my Signals Intelligence course, which is designed to be a ground level approach to practical monitoring and intelligence gathering but also recognizing the very real threat of unconventional electronic warfare. It's very much the other side of the coin from what's taught in the RTO Course. This class is …

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RTO Course Review From Some Tennessee Volunteers

This one is from an open enrollment course a couple of months back. Been running behind on a number of tasks- a lot of irons in the fire. That said however, time is getting short and there's a logical conclusion to the uptick in belligerence we see from all angles. Use your time wisely.  ********** …

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Scenes from the Recon and Surveillance Team Course

The Recon and Surveillance Team (R & S) course is designed to train civilians in the basic tasks of small unit tactics from the perspective of both a hunter and an observer. Rather than wasting time, money and ammo on modified close quarters battle techniques or even worse, mirroring conventional Infantry, this class teaches a …

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Battlefield Intelligence: A Primer on Collection & Exploitation

This article originally appeared on American Partisan. Check the site out- a lot of great content is being posted daily, including current event sitreps, articles by subject matter experts with real world experience in all areas of preparedness. The goal of intelligence collection is finding and reporting actionable information. The key to action is figuring …

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Advanced RTO: A Practical Exercise In Photos

The RTO Basic Course's task and purpose is to understand tactical communications with off the shelf gear. It's a come-as-you-are class, just like it will be in a prepper's retreat, rapidly getting new folks up to speed on essential tasks who may have a wide variety of equipment. The Advanced RTO course steps far beyond …

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Student Review: Advanced RTO Course

This review comes from Holy Serf, a well-seasoned former Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. Where the RTO Course leaves off, the Advanced RTO picks up. The basic course covers tactical communications, addressing the concerns of a group in a retreat setting or small unit on a patrol. Advanced RTO builds on those skills while covering clandestine …

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