Tactical or Sensors?



Start training on the 25th Feb and I've been asked my preference between Tactical or Sensors.

From the website....

* Tracking potential targets using radar and electronic listening equipment.
* Operating on-board computer systems to maintain the accuracy of the submarine’s navigation and ensure the submarine remains undetected.

* Operating sonar equipment.
* Detecting and locating other ships and submarines by using both the passive (listening) and active (transmitting pings) sonar systems.

As you can see there's not really much to go on but I'm leaning towards tactical.

Any advice? What was your experience with these two?

Thanks very much.


War Hero
Well I was a TS which was the old term for TACTICAL. To be honest its 6 of one half a dozen of the other.Sonar operators tend to send a lot of time carrying out the seamanship tasks as well as their operating jobs.As a tactical operator you have a very varied role in the control room such as periscope assistant, cep, nav plot, dcb etc etc all foreign to you at the moment .I short I was a Tactical systems rating and I enjoyed .Its your call matey.


ET or RO is the way forward mate, unless you like to be shoved from pillar to post across the submarine world, Oh yeh, forgot about the one in two watch bills as well !!
But at least you will get an NVQ in cleaning !!!

Hope this helps !!!

But joking aside, if you are a submariner then you are a worldwide and exclusive club that looks after its own !
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
MoD_RSS News story: Defence Minister visits world leader in tactical military bridges MoD News 0
BillyNoMates 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (Canada) The Fleet Air Arm 3
BFRS Level 4 BTEC Professional Award in Tactical Surveillance Procedures The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 0
Ageing_Gracefully December book competition # 2 - Ninja Assassins & Tactical laxatives Competitions 9
L Warfare specialist tactical submarines. Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 0
M Waiting Warfare specialist tactical (sm) Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 7
soleil Tactical Aviation's Existential Debate: To Hover Or Not? The Fleet Air Arm 1
A Warfare Specialist Tactical (Submariner) Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 13
D RN Tactical Recognition Flash The Fleet 29
TurboThreaders Tactical Aide Memoire The Corps 8
Joint_Force_Harrier Tactical Recongnition Flash for the RN! The Fleet 64
M Tactical pencils Site Issues 8
MoD_RSS 400 Marsquakes detected by UK sensors in one year MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: First ‘marsquake’ captured by UK sensors MoD News 0
MoD_RSS News story: Dstl-style sensors track Santa's Christmas Eve Deliveries MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Wearable sensors to help troops on the frontline MoD News 0
J Training Instructor - Sensors The Afterlife - Resettlement and Jobs 0
MoD_RSS Press release: Plug and play autonomous sensors MoD News 0
MoMorris Engineering Technitians Weapons and Sensors Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 13
K Joining as WS Sub (Sensors) help Submariners 4
craigb302 HELP warfare specialist sensors new recruit looking for answers. Submariners 14
J Warfare specialists-sensors Submariners 8
Waspie New speed sensors in Poole Motoring 0

New Posts