wide variety of specialized equipment is used by the RECCE crewman.  These include weapon systems, battlefield communications systems, radars, optical sensors, environmental sensors, and personal survival equipment.

The RECCE crewman must be able to operate in the harshest extremes of environments and survive dismounted for extended periods of time performing a wide variety of tasks.  Thus extensive training in all the primary gear used within the Canadian Army is a pre-requisite before a crewman is ready for operational deployment.  As armoured soldiers we are called upon to augment the direct fire regiments which also may entail additional training as tank crewmen working on the Leopard II Main battle Tank.