tactical obstacles

tactical obstacles

Those obstacles employed to disrupt enemy formations, to turn them into a desired area, to fix them in position under direct and indirect fires, and to block enemy penetrations.
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Beginning with the initial occupation of its tactical assembly area, the BEB has a vested interest in aggressive, competent efforts to continually improve its defensive posture, to include the construction of protective obstacles and survivability positions and the emplacement of fighting positions and tactical obstacles. Some critical implied training tasks include-
"There are formidable tactical obstacles that would have to be addressed," says Charles S.
We are likely to see an ebb and flow of data releases in coming months, and there are some near-term tactical obstacles in the for m of the bank capital tests being applied in the US and the possible bankruptcy of General Motors.
Purpose of Mortar Fires is to destroy enemy engineers and dismounts attempting to breach tactical obstacles.
Present the plan during predeployment briefings, and apply the operations process to ensure that combat-configured loads are built and ready for use during the emplacement of tactical obstacles. A competent manager or owner of the resource must be identified to ensure that the combat load packages are built to standard and staged appropriately for the operating environment.
According to Field Manual (FM) 20-32, obstacle emplacement authority is the jurisdiction that a unit commander has to emplace tactical obstacles. In a theater of operations, theater commanders have the authority to emplace obstacles.
It will not make up for the lack of sapper manpower, and it will not reduce the logistical requirement for tactical obstacles.
According to FM 20-32, Mine/Countermine Operations, obstacle emplacement authority is the jurisdiction that a unit commander has to emplace tactical obstacles. In a theater of operations, theater commanders have the authority to emplace obstacles.
If not, this valuable tool will never be used to its potential to make up for the lack of sapper manpower and reduce the logistical requirement for tactical obstacles.
These techniques also increase the time available to emplace tactical obstacles and get leaders on the defensible terrain to confirm the tentative plan, coordinate obstacle positioning and handoff, backbrief on the ground, receive Class IV and V, etc.
The critical steps between the mission analysis and a solid concept are to determine avenues of approach, identify engagement areas, position antiarmor weapons and tactical obstacles to support the engagement areas, position infantry with protective obstacles oriented against dismounted avenues of approach, likely dismount points and overwatching tactical obstacles, and then integrate fire support, command and control, intelligence, combat service support, and air defense to support the scheme of maneuver.

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