modified combined obstacle overlay


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modified combined obstacle overlay

A joint intelligence preparation of the battlespace product used to portray the effects of each battlespace dimension on military operations. It normally depicts militarily significant aspects of the battlespace environment, such as obstacles restricting military movement, key geography, and military objectives. Also called MCOO. See also joint intelligence preparation of a battlespace.
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Leaders down to the small-unit level are enabled by the automated, virtual three-dimensional modified combined obstacle overlay (MCOO) to see potential impediments to maneuverability for both ground and air platforms (mobility choke points or potential enemy missile, rocket, artillery, and mortar systems).
Analogous to the modified combined obstacle overlay (MCOO) produced by the intelligence staff to portray the battlespace's effects on military operations, the CIO is a graphic product that depicts the information environment's effects.
Depending on the current baffle (the offense, defense, search or attack, and the wishes of the commander), bringing a modified combined obstacle overlay (MCOO), infiltration routes overlay, or a lines-of-drift and lines-of-communication overlay, as well as other products may be useful.
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