countermobility operations

countermobility operations

The construction of obstacles and emplacement of minefields to delay, disrupt, and destroy the enemy by reinforcement of the terrain. The primary purpose of countermobility operations is to slow or divert the enemy, to increase time for target acquisition, and to increase weapons effectiveness. See also minefield; operation; target acquisition.
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Therefore, as we maneuver through the urban environment, engineers need to simultaneously conduct countermobility operations to protect the flanks within a compressed area of operations.
But what that means is that the enemy has already conducted countermobility operations, and now we must reactively task-organize to perform mobility operations for our maneuver forces.
Using a tactical example, with advanced C4ISR technology, we are able to predict and detect enemy countermobility operations that will affect us.
The aviation communities of the Army and Air Force demonstrate a similar lack of focus on the deployment of land mines in support of countermobility operations, yet it remains a nostrum among doctrine writers that mine warfare is countermobility.
Today's battlefield presents many challenges to countermobility operations.
8, Combined Arms Countermobility Operations, lists the following benefits of employing obstacles in depth: (6)
Conducting countermobility operations in a complex world against a near-peer adversary requires the engineer planner to fully understand and use all planning tools at his disposal.
The engineer platoon is an asset that we can use for mobility and countermobility operations in support of the rifle platoon's missions.
When we are defending, countermobility operations allow us to seize, retain, and exploit the initiative.
Our force-modernization plan is sharply focused on enabling high mobility of the transformed Army and on emplacing dynamic obstacles for countermobility operations.
My platoon was responsible for countermobility operations in support of the OPFOR.