P1AR Airborne Armed Ship Boarding (ASB)

Course Approval

This training course is designed to fit the operational requirements of law enforcement, government, and military units tasked with high level tactical tasking’s employing helicopters. This program employs skill sets and methods approved and adopted by civil government and military helicopter special operations units around the world


Activities are based on specific tasks that student participant may be responsible to perform during a tactical operation:

  • The student must be 21 years of age or older
  • The student must be in good physical and medical condition
  • The student must have adequate insurance coverage

Course Objectives

Priority 1 Air Rescue’s Airborne Armed Ship Boarding will provide participants with overall methodology and high level tactical skill sets specifically intended to insert and employ Tactical Teams by helicopter to secure control of vessels held in potential or active threat. This course will cover team movement through close quarters, compartments, cargo holds, moving up and down ladders and clearing options. Dependant on customer’s mandate, ASB mission training may include the use of over-watch helicopters and RHIB vessels.

Output Objectives

Upon successful completion course participants will have a working knowledge and capability to plan and deliver/recover ground tactical teams to a highly waterborne vessels, anchored, DIW, or underway, in order to gain control of target vessels.


Course participant evaluation will be written knowledge tests and practical examinations will be in a skills checklist format. Upon satisfactory completion, student will receive certification to course standards.

Course Duration

Custom tailored, dependent on aircraft, mission requirements, and team capability

Class Size

Class is comprised of a student to instructor ratio of 8 to 2

Training Sequence

  • Classroom 1 Day
  • Field/Range Training 1 Day
  • Flight Training 2 Days

Share this post