Honourable Artillery Company
The HAC has a demanding and vital role in the British Army. Its soldiers are trained as surveillance and target acquisition specialists with skills in covert intelligence gathering, communications and logistics.
The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) is the Reserve Forces only dedicated Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) Regiment. This cutting edge role sees the soldiers and officers of the HAC challenged both physically and mentally in order to seek, to find and to strike the enemy in whatever form he may take. The light and base ISTAR roles see the regiment deploying, complex and sensitive surveillance equipment enabling a 24/7 watching brief to be maintained prior to cueing strike assets.
Some tasks still require tough, determined and physically robust soldiers. As a surveillance and Target Acquisition (STA) patrol soldier you will be expected to pass a physically demanding course in order to prepare you for working as part of a small, self-sustaining team, patrolling outside the wire for long periods of time in order to find, fix and on occasion strike the enemy where he least expects it.
Whichever career you choose either as a technical surveillance operator or as patrol soldier you will need to be intelligent, determined and robust. If you meet this challenge the rewards are great.