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SA Army Military Skills Development System

SA Army Intelligence Corps

Intelligence Corps



Main Function

The aim of the SA Army Intelligence Corps is to prepare and provide combat ready Intelligence functionaries and user systems for deployment, and to forecast what the enemy is planning, where and how they execute their task, at what time or period and with what strengths they can accomplish this.

Intelligence is the product resulting from the collection, evaluation, analysis, integration and interpretation of all available information regarding the enemy and its environment. The information obtained is immediately or potentially significant for military planning and operations.

The collection of information is mainly conducted by means of battlefield surveillance which is the continued and systematic guarding of the battlefield to gather information timeously for tactical ground actions against the enemy, targets and for the conquering of terrain.

Battlefield surveillance is conducted by well-trained surveillance teams that deploy close to the enemy positions by means of specialist skills.


  • Military professionalism.
  • Integrity.
  • Respect.
  • Accountability.

What is Intelligence?

Intelligence is the product from:

  • Collection
  • Evaluation
  • Analysis
  • Integration and
  • Interpretation

of all available information regarding the enemy and his environment that is significant for the South African Army military planning and operations.


  • Operate as intelligence operators and is a combat corps for the South African Army.
  • Trained intelligence operators conduct intelligence tasks against aggression, regional security and support to the people.
  • Trained to conduce tactical questioning.
  • Trained to conduct battlefield surveillance.
  • Trained to conduct operational photography.
  • Trained in model building and battlefield investigation.
  • Process primary information during the collection of information.
  • Deliver operational counter intelligence.
  • Conduct tactical aerial photo interpretation.

Educational Entry Requirements



Grade 12 / NQF 4

Entry level requirement for Military Skills Development System Recruits











Computer Skills