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Web Linkhttp://www.natoschool.nato.int/Academics/Resident-Courses/Course-Catalogue/Course-description?ID=18
Last Date Updated21/Oct/2022 8:15
Training InstitutionNATO - School Oberammergau (NSO)
DisciplineJoint Targeting (JTG)
AreaJoint Targeting (JT)
Depth of knowledge Level200 - Intermediate
NATO Course CertificationNATO Approved

Course CodeJTG-JT-2535
Course TitleNATO Joint Targeting Staff (NJTS) Course
ETF Course CodeN3-17
Delivery MethodResidential
Course DescriptionThis course is to provide NATO Targeteers and those involved in the targeting process an understanding of the NATO Joint Targeting Cycle IAW Alliance Joint Publication (AJP) 3.9, Alliance Directive (AD) 80-70, ACO Manual (AM) 80-70, and CJCSI 3370.01, Target Development Standards.
Course NotesFor further information (e.g. list of eligibility requirements) please refer to the full course description via the above given web link.

Learning Objectives1. Joint Targeting Cycle: Given references, describe the Joint targeting cycle, to include Objectives and Guidance, Target Development, Capabilities Analysis (Weaponeering), Force Planning and Assignment, Mission Planning/Force Execution and Combat Assessment IAW AJP 3.9, AD 80-70 and AM 80-70. 2. Roles and Responsibilities of a Target Cell: Given references, describe the roles and responsibilities of target cell personnel assigned to various coalition Joint/Combined organizations involved in Targeting in both deliberate and dynamic targeting IAW AJP 3.9, AD 80-70 and AM 80-70. 3. Comprehensive Approach to Targeting: Given references, describe the concepts related to Effects Based approach to Targeting, Federated and Collaborative target development IAW AJP 3.9, AD 80-70 and AM 80-70. 4. Targeting Consideration: Given references, describe targeting considerations at the Strategic, Operational and Tactical levels to include political direction, operational planning, synchronization/coordination, target lists, and legal considerations IAW AJP 3.9, AD 80-70 and AM 80-70. 5. Collateral Damage: Given references, describe targeting considerations at the Strategic, Operational and Tactical levels to include political direction, operational planning, synchronization/coordination, target lists, and legal considerations IAW AJP 3.9, AD 80-70 and AM 80-70. 6. Targeting Force Multipliers: Given references, describe criticality and force multiplying characteristics of non-lethal approaches including Information Operations (IO), Public Affairs (PAO), and Legal members of the Force Application/Target Team IAW AJP 3.9, AD 80-70 and AM 80-70. 7. Weaponeering/Capabilities Analysis: Given references, describe generic air-to-surface and surface to surface weapons and fuses, aircraft, and their combined effects upon critical selected target elements (Weaponeering) and relationship to Collateral Damage IAW CJCSI 3160.01A and NSO distributed material. 8. Prosecution of Time Sensitive Targets (TST): Understand the Time Sensitive Target (TST) process and considerations involved in TST planning/execution in accordance with NATO Targeting References. 9. Written Progress - Final Exam: Using course references, students will demonstrate comprehension of all material presented in class with at least an 80% accuracy rate on final exam.
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Structure of the CourseResident (1 wk)

Active CourseYes
Course Active from01/Jan/2011
Course Deactivated on31/Dec/2027
Course Duration (in days)5.0

Security ClearanceNS: NATO SECRET
Training AudienceN: NATO Nations Only
ePrime Reference NumberACT.429

Tuition Fee per Student (Euro)550.00
Fees for Accommodation and Meals (Euro)0.00

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