COMAO Support

Course objectives.

This course is managed by the SUPPORT to COMAO Course Director and will be delivered to both TLP MOU nation personnel and non-MOU nation personnel who have at least a NATO SECRET security clearance.
The TLP SUPPORT to COMAO Course aims to provide a broad awareness of COMAO to tactical operators, in order to prepare them to integrate into future operations & exercises. The course provides a forum for the various COMAO actors to share understanding of capabilities, limitations, and roles, and how to integrate effectively within a COMAO.

The TLP SUPPORT to COMAO Course offers a modular approach to participants. The first week will be focused on raising awareness about the COMAO process and the key players of the process. The course takes a top-down approach, strategic to tactical, in order for the participants to understand the reasons and processes behind the tasking and construction of a COMAO, before addressing more tactical COMAO specifics (TTPs and planning process). The course will then address ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) matters, with the goal to increase understanding of the intelligence process and products and the knowledge of ISR support platforms. The final part of the week will be dedicated to capability briefs from Joint capabilities including Naval Aviation, Special Forces, and Land entities including artillery.

Students may be required to give a 10-15 minute presentation of their current military role, expertise and platform/aircraft. Emphasis will be placed on COMAO-related assets and roles. Each student will need to have a presentation ready before the start of the first day of the course in the event these are considered to supplement a lecture.

TLP-I Introduction to TLP  
TLP-A Administration/In-processing  
SUP-C SUP Course & participants introduction  
SUP-1 NATO perspective and challenges*  
SUP-2 NATO operation and force generation*
SUP-3 Tasking of a COMAO*
SUP-4 COMAO Concept and doctrine (80-6)
SUP-5 COMAO Case studies
SUP-6 Intelligence process
SUP-7 IADS and SBAD: Main threats and capabilities
SUP-8 Air to Air: Main threats and capabilities
SUP-9 4T Process: Introduction
SUP-10 ETAT Report: Countries of interest
SUP-11 OCA assets: Capabilities and integration
SUP-12 SOF: Capabilities and integration
SUP-13 C2 & ISR: Concepts and integration
SUP-14 ISR platforms: Capabilities and integration
SUP-15 C2 platforms: Capabilities and integration
SUP-16 Airborne ELINT platforms: Cap. and integration
SUP-17 SPACE ISR: Capabilities and integration
SUP-18 RPA: Capabilities and integration
SUP-19 Sqn level collection and counter detection
SUP-20 Non kinetic: Introduction
SUP-21 Cyber ops
SUP-22 Naval assets: Capabilities and integration
SUP-23 Attack Helo: Capabilities and integration
SUP-24 Surface to surface fires*
SUP-25 Joint Fires*
SUP-26 Battlefield management*
SUP-27 TLAM: Capabilities and integration
SUP-28 EW: Capabilities and integration
SUP-29 EW: Tactics and analysis
SUP-30 Defensive aids: Expendables and integrated sys.
SUP-31 Control of the air
SUP-32 SEAD: Introduction, weapons, assets
SUP-33 Commando solo: Capabilities and integration
SUP-34 PR: Fundamentals
SUP-35 PR 5 tasks
SUP-36 CSAR mission planning and timeline
SUP-41 DATALINK / LINK 16: Introduction
SUP-42 DATALINK vulnerabilities
SUP-43 NEW concept
SUP-45 TAC employment of DL in fighter ops
SUP-46 AI: Capabilities and integration
SUP-47 Air-to-Surface Weapons

Course length and start/finish of course.

The TLP SUPPORT to COMAO Course normally starts on Tuesday of the scheduled course week. Nominal course duration is eight days. Actual course length and start date may be adjusted to account for concurrent flying/academic courses and/or Spanish national or regional holidays, instructor availability and other TLP’s requirements that may disrupt course continuity. Any changes regarding the planned course conduct relevant to the participants will be communicated to the nations by the TLP administration. An academic day is defined as 6 hours of lectures/exercises per day. Time is allocated, but not specifically listed, for miscellaneous events such as course dinner, breaks, etc.
Reference the Courses tab for precise dates.

Course target audience.

The TLP SUPPORT to COMAO Course aims to educate tactical operators for COMAO operations. The course is therefore primarily aimed at very junior Fast Jet aircrew but includes all potential very junior COMAO players including Tactical Air Transport, Rotary Wing, GCI, CAOC, Operations Support, Intelligence, and squadron mission planning personnel. The lectures and exercises are designed for the less experienced tactical operators or these individuals with very limited COMAO experience. The logical progression of the TLP courses is TLP SUPPORT to COMAO Course followed by the COMAO course and finally the Flying Course.

Course composition.

N/A, the course will run with a minimum of 12 participants of any role/speciality.

Academic course application process

If you wish to apply for this course, please read through the academic course application process to understand the requirements & process.

Registration with TLP

Once your national POC has confirmed your place on the course, no later than two weeks prior to the start of the respective course the individual participants must submit the registration form.

Joining instructions

We you receive a positive reply to the TLP registration form please read the academic course joining instructions which can be found HERE!

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