Twenty-six paratroopers, including non-commissioned officers, graduates and volunteers, completed the 6th course for "Paratrooper Explorer" at the Parachuting Training Center (CAPAR) of Pisa.
In the space of 8 weeks, preceded by a strict selection of applicants, the trainees passed training phases of increasing difficulty, marked by maximum realism, to reproduce the scenarios of complexity and difficulty of operational use, in which the operating devices of the " Folgore "are called to plan, prepare and conduct the tactical activities typical of the function Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA), as part of a Forced entry (Joint Forcible Entry Operation).
The reconnaissance component plays an essential role, as an integral part of the "Advanced Force", in the context of airborne operations performed in morphologically difficult territories or denied by hostile forces (Anti Access Area Denial - A2 / AD) for the conquest and subsequent occupation a solid and safe position in order to set up an air boarding head and conduct one or more subsequent operations.
The course for parachute explorers, therefore, is only one of the first training steps to achieve a "niche" specialist capacity, to be developed with the achievement of other qualifications and qualifications at the CAPAR (such as the commanded opening parachuting course with the HALO / HAHO technique with and without oxygen) and at other specialized training bodies (survival and resistance to interrogation, vehicle recognition, environmental courses, etc.)
The "Folgore" paratrooper brigade is among the tools available to the Army to ensure the ability to respond and immediately intervene in crisis and emergency situations, which require the projecting, in a short time, of important devices capable of operating in all areas. comparison.