forward line of own troops


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forward line of own troops

A line that indicates the most forward positions of friendly forces in any kind of military operation at a specific time. The forward line of own troops (FLOT) normally identifies the forward location of covering and screening forces. The FLOT may be at, beyond, or short of the forward edge of the battle area. An enemy FLOT indicates the forward-most position of hostile forces. Also called FLOT.
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Commanders who understand the capability and reinforce SUAS usage gain an information collection capacity up to 20 kilometers from the forward line of own troops and the ability to gain targeting information using that capability.
Classic GR/CS is defined as a Corps level ISR asset used with a fixed, definable forward line of own troops (FLOT).
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