Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting (AASAM) is a combat focused skill at arms competition that encompasses current in-service small arms systems, competed at individual and unit levels. The competition is designed to allow for the assessment of current in-service small arms system capabilities, equipment and targetry, and training analysis of combat shooting techniques, weapon training doctrine, and small arms practices. AASAM identifies the best combat marksmen for selection in the Australian Army Combat Shooting Team (AACST), to represent the Australian Army at overseas international skill at arms competitions. The Champion Shot of the Army is also contested.
AASAM consists of four major components:
• An Open Sniper Competition, where Army and International sniper pairs compete against each other,
• The Champion Shot of the Army, Navy and Air Force, where Top marksmen compete to be recognised as the top shot,
• Individual and Team events, where up to 14 teams from Forces Command, and unit teams across the Army, Navy and Air Force compete against each other, and
• The international competition where up to 20 International Teams compete