Army Field Manual FM 20-3 (Camouflage, Concealment, and by The United States Army

By The United States Army

"This box guide (FM) is meant to assist company-level leaders comprehend the rules and strategies of camouflage, concealment, and decoys (CCD). to stay conceivable, all devices needs to follow CCD to group of workers and kit. Ignoring a threat's skill to become aware of pleasant operations at the battlefield is shortsighted and unsafe. pleasant devices increase their survivability functions in the event that they are good versed in CCD rules and techniques."-From the Preface.

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Plan smoke operations to provide additional concealment for maneuvering forces. Chapter 6 High-Value Targets The purpose of threat doctrine is for enemy forces to locate, target, and destroy deep targets, thereby degrading friendly capabilities while adding offensive momentum to attacking enemy forces. Enemy commanders focus their most sophisticated sensors in search of HVTs. By attacking these targets, enemy forces hope to deny adequate C2, combat support, or resupply operations to forward friendly forces throughout the battlespace.

Underground structures (sewers, subways) are excellent means of concealing movement and HVTs. 7-16. When augmented by artificial means, man-made structures provide symmetrical shapes that provide ready-made CCD. The CCD for fighting positions is especially important because of the reduced identification and engagement ranges (100 meters or less) typical of urban fighting. Limit or conceal movement and shine. These signatures provide the best opportunity for successful threat surveillance in urban terrain.

Completely replicating the signatures of some targets, particularly large and complex targets, can be very difficult. Therefore, decoy construction should address the EM spectral region in which the real target is most vulnerable. The seven recognition factors that allow enemy sensors to detect a target are conversely important for decoys. When evaluating a decoy's fidelity, it should be recognizable in the same ways as the real target, only more so. Try to make the decoy slightly more conspicuous than the real target.

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