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The 5 day advanced hostage rescue course is a unique complete training package, covering urban operations, special weapons & tactics, close quarters battle/ combat, hostage rescue and kidnap survival. The course is conducted with a very practical approach using advanced continual learning.

This training course involves real world experience and realistic techniques, the training covers individual and small/ large team tactics. Designed and developed for domestic and international environments where terrorism & kidnapping are a major concern, everyone is a possible target or opportunity. 

Training Course Overview

  • Personal security & risk awareness

  • Kidnap situations (avoidance & confrontations)

  • Kidnapping methods (opportunist & planned attacks)

  • Terrorism past and future, combating terrorism

  • In depth working knowledge (disassembly & reassembly)

  • Weapons handling, different shooting positions

  • Static shooting fundamentals, all weapons systems

  • Static shooting multiple threats, multiple directions

  • Movement shooting techniques, single & multiple threats

  • Advanced stoppages & malfunctions, solutions under stress

  • Advanced close quarters combat (CQC) (advanced problem solving)

  • Advanced defensive shooting tactics & techniques

  • Tactical movement shooting techniques, intermediate & advanced

  • Surveillance & close target reconnaissance (CTR)

  • Site reconnaissance & information/ intelligence gathering

  • Operational planning & management (personnel, equipment & resources)

  • Searching techniques & multiple target control/ retention

  • Advanced CQC small teams (room & building clearing using frangible ammunition)

  • Advanced room & building clearing, small teams & multi teams (pistol, rifle & shotgun)

  • Advanced low light & reduced light situations, pistol & rifle (live fire & force on force)

  • Using weapons around & inside vehicles (close quarters)

  • Advanced vehicle anti-ambush live fire techniques (individual & small teams)

  • Pistol & rifle transition techniques (shooting range & building/ rooms)

  • Foreign & specialist unique weapons systems familiarization

  • Familiarization with fully automatic & suppressed rifles/ carbines

  • Force on force situations FX (basic to advanced complex & realistic scenarios)

Advanced Tactical Pistol

  • The different variations of pistols

  • In depth working knowledge (disassembly & reassembly)

  • Reloading & stoppages (basic and under stress)

  • In depth cleaning & maintenance

Advanced Tactical Rifle

  • The different variations of the M4 rifle & carbine (standard, tactical & suppressed)

  • In depth working knowledge (disassembly & reassembly)

  • In depth cleaning & maintenance

  • Rifle up grade modifications

Advanced Tactical Shotgun

  • The different variations of shotguns

  • In depth working knowledge (disassembly & reassembly)

Personal Security

  • Personal security & strategies for personal safety

  • Travel security & risk awareness

  • Kidnapping situations


Intelligence Gathering & Surveillance

  • Close target reconnaissance (CTR)

  • Site reconnaissance & information gathering

  • Static surveillance, mobile surveillance & anti & counter surveillance


Operational Planning/ Orders

  • logistical requirements & support services 

  • Intelligence briefings

  • Planning & execution of asset recovery

  • Planning & execution of hostage/ kidnap recovery situations

  • Changing & adapting plans on the move (unforeseen problems & concerns) 


Weapons Familiarization

  • Pistols

  • Rifles & Carbines

  • Shotguns

  • Foreign & specialist weapons

  • Long range rifles

Firearms Training

  • Weapons safety & fundamentals

  • Weapons handling & shooting techniques (multiple directions)

  • Reloading & stoppages (basic and under stress)

  • Advanced shooting, multiple threats & different directions

  • Shooting while moving & using available cover

  • Magazine changes & stoppages on the move, under stress

  • Low light & limited viability shooting techniques

  • Use of deadly force & threat/ risk analysis


Building & Room Clearing Techniques

  • Fundamentals of close quarters door, window, room clearing

  • Door types, room types (center feed, side feed, multiple openings, common access)

  • Movement techniques individual & small teams

  • Single level building, individual & small teams

  • Multi-level tower complex, stairs & ladders

  • Low light building conditions


Urban Village/ Town Clearing & Movement Techniques

  • Team movement over open ground (situation awareness)

  • Team movement command, control & communications


Simunition® (Force on Force)

  • Isolation techniques (shoot, no shoot confrontations & the use of deadly force)

  • Multi-level building, stairs and ladders

  • Multi-level building complex

  • School bus


Advanced Firearms Training

  • Advanced shooting, multiple threats & different directions

  • Shooting techniques pistols & rifles using barricades

  • Shooting while moving & using available cover

  • Magazine changes & stoppages on the move, under stress

  • Problem solving under stressful situations (weapons malfunctions)

  • Movement drills, individual, pairs & small teams (multi directional, multiple threats)


Advanced Vehicle Anti-Ambush Techniques (Live Fire)

  • Individual single vehicle anti-ambush

  • Driver & passenger single vehicle anti-ambush

  • Driver & small team single vehicle anti-ambush

  • Vehicle anti-ambush & team evacuation (basic movement)

  • Vehicle anti-ambush & evacuation (advanced fighting through building & rooms)

  • Vehicle anti-ambush & evacuation (teams operating, problem solving on the move)


Live Fire School Bus

  • Single & multiple flip down targets

  • Shoot & no shoot configurations (flip down & static targets)

  • Engaging individual & multiple targets in low light conditions


Advanced Shoot House (Frangible)

  • Small teams pistol & rifle/ carbine

  • Multiple small teams

  • Low light situations (night training)


Advanced Urban Terrain (Frangible)

  • Team movements (mission, objective & evacuation) live fire

Advanced Tower Shoot House (Frangible)

  • Small teams pistol & rifle/ carbine

  • Basic open doors with multiple rooms

  • Advanced closed doors with multiple rooms


Live Fire Building

  • Live fire, building & rooms (individual)

  • Live fire, building & rooms (pairs & small teams)

  • Single entry & multiple entry considerations

  • 2-3 small teams single entry & multiple room clearing with multiple threats

  • 2-3 small teams multiple entry points (complete building complex)

  • Shoot & no shoot situations under stress

  • Pistols, rifles & shotguns


Counter Terrorism


  • Decoys and distraction concepts

  • Strategic use of exterior illumination

  • Perimeter security and containment

  • Identification of hostiles and hostages

  • Threat evaluation and weapons perception

  • Environmental and psychological facilitators

  • Information analysis and assault team brief

  • Tactical warm up and weapon system preparation

  • Assault planning and time based tactical modeling

  • Tubular assault

  • Weapon transition and retention

  • Selective shooting and firing on the move

  • Search and arrest tactics and scene clearing

  • Immediate threat concepts and target isolation

  • Coordinated, simultaneous, multi-directional assault

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