The "ALPAN 2020" exercise at the Polygon of Monte Romano (VT), aimed at reaching the Full Operational Capability (FOC) with the use of the counter-fire radar (C / F) "ARTHUR" (ARTillery HUnting Radar), as well as train the personnel responsible for the use and maintenance of the new system, recently assigned to the departments of the Army artillery. The 8th “Pasubio” artillery regiment, unit of the “Garibaldi” Bersaglieri brigade, together with the 132nd artillery regiment of the “Ariete” armored brigade and the training group of the artillery command, have reached the FOC for the use of the Radar.
The system is able to guarantee the ability to search, identify and identify the enemy active sources of fire and, through the use of counter-fire assets, it allows instrumental observation of friendly artillery.
Instructor staff of the 41st “Cordenons” regiment, supported by the training group of the artillery command, had the opportunity to transfer the theoretical-practical notions acquired on the system to the course participants.
The exercise confirmed the high training standard in the field of fire discipline, technical and ballistic support for artillery shooting and coordination between the different modules making up the deployed system. The final goal achieved was to test the compliance of the radar readings Arthur with respect to the fire delivery of the pieces.
Present at the exercises were the commander of the artillery, Brigadier General Fabio Giambartolomei, the commander of the “Garibaldi” Bersaglieri Brigade, Brigadier General Massimiliano Quarto and the commanders of the trained units.
All phases of the exercise were carried out in compliance with the provisions related to the fight against the spread of Covid-19.