forward edge of the battle area


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forward edge of the battle area

The foremost limits of a series of areas in which ground combat units are deployed, excluding the areas in which the covering or screening forces are operating, designated to coordinate fire support, the positioning of forces, or the maneuver of units. Also called FEBA.
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The Predator has located an enemy convoy outside of the simulated forward edge of the battle area and passes the target to the Harriers via laser handoff.
Keep in mind, a forward edge of the battle area (FEBA) does not fundamentally exist in a 360-degree battlefield where the threat is everywhere.
To do so, the motorized rifle battalion has ambush positions with two tanks and an armored personnel carrier placed in three different positions toward the forward edge of the battle area. Behind the ambush positions is the security zone that consists of one or two motorized rifle companies spaced out in ambush positions across the width of the battlefield.

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